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Ask the Doctors: November 2017

I have some hydrocodone pills left over from surgery I had. Is it okay to use them occasionally when pain from...

Knee Pain? Work Out in Water

 Subscribers OnlyIf you have arthritis in the knees and other joints in the lower body, simple movements of daily life can be painful,...

In The News: October 2017

A new study backs up earlier research suggesting that regularly eating fish may help reduce joint pain and swelling...

In The News: August 2017

Grating, cracking or popping sounds can emanate from joints (called crepitus). A study published in the journal...

Don’t Give up on Golf

Swinging a golf club can be hard on arthritic joints, including in the spine, hips, shoulders and hands. To ease the...

Stop Worrying and Start Walking

 Subscribers OnlyThere’s no doubt that movement helps joints. But pain, weakness and fear of falling may get in the way of being...

In the News: June 2017

he prevalence of arthritis among adults in the United States is growing, according to new data published by the...

The Challenge of Fibromyalgia

Even though no blood, imaging or other test can confirm a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, it is a real medical condition,...

Benefits of Bicycling

 Subscribers OnlyIf you have osteoarthritis, it is important to stay physically active. It may hurt to move arthritic joints, but...

5 Tips for Coping with Fatigue

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes pain, swelling and stiffness in joints. But RA can cause other symptoms as well, one...

Achy Joints? Try Tai Chi

 Subscribers OnlyExercise builds muscle strength, which protects joints. And movement is needed to get synovial fluid, a substance...

In the News: February 2017

Ever since the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug rofecoxib was taken off the market in 2004 because of its link to...