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In The News: October 2018

About half of all people with rheumatoid arthritis use natural supplements, such as fish oil, glucosamine,...

Replacing Damaged Elbows

Agrowing population of older adults may be partly responsible for an increase in elbow replacement surgeries for...

Ask The Doctors: September 2018

Hip arthritis is usually experienced as pain in the groin. It can also cause pain on the front of the thigh or even...

Bone Health and Fracture Risk

 Subscribers OnlyBone density is measured with a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) test, which provides a T-score that shows how...

In The News: September 2018

Being overweight or obese can put added stress on joints. Every one pound of weight puts three to four pounds of...

Treat Low Back Pain Right

The reality is that most pain that is felt in the low back actually comes from stress and strain on the muscles, and...

Surgery for Thumb Arthritis

 Subscribers Only“Surgery is very effective,” says Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic surgeon Joseph Styron, MD, PhD. But he warns...

In The News: August 2018

Low back pain is a common problem and a leading cause of disability. A variety of treatments are used to address it....

Exercises for Strength and Bones

 Subscribers OnlyCertain changes in our bodies are inevitable as we age. For example, we lose bone density, muscle mass, strength and...

Take a Stand for Your Health

“Standing is better than sitting because we have the benefits of motion,” says Cleveland Clinic physical...

Healing a Damaged Rotator Cuff

 Subscribers OnlyAching pain on the outside of your upper arm when you reach over your head or out to the side suggests a problem with...

In The News: July 2018

Following joint replacement or spine surgery, many patients are sent home from the hospital with a prescription for...

Understanding Gout

To really understand gout you have to realize that this dramatic event is a symptom of the disease and not the...

Turning to Acupuncture

 Subscribers OnlySuffering with chronic pain from arthritis, back problems and other medical conditions can make people desperate for...

Ask The Doctors: June 2018

I’ve had polymyalgia rheumatica for 10 years. I take low doses of prednisone. When I stop it, the symptoms...

Safeguard Your Bone Health

Millions of Americans, both women and men, have low bone density, putting them at risk for bone fractures. According...

What Is Inflammation?

Your achy joint that’s swollen and feels stiff is probably harboring inflammation. If you have arthritis...

Ease Into the Driver’s Seat

 Subscribers OnlyIf arthritis or back problems make driving a car difficult and painful, you may fear you’ll have to stop...

In The News: May 2018

To lose weight, should you be on a low-fat diet or a low-carbohydrate diet? It probably doesn’t matter as long...

Pain Relief for Knee Arthritis

Osteoarthritis in the knee is very common, especially as we get older, typically causing achy pain, mild swelling and...

Chronic Pain? Retrain Your Brain

 Subscribers OnlyIf painful arthritis interferes with your life and dominates your thoughts, consider working with a behavioral health...

What Is Arthritis?

 Subscribers OnlyArthritis, which affects over 54 million adults in the United States, is often misunderstood. It can be confusing...

In The News: April 2018

After declining every year from 2002 to 2012, the rate of hip fractures among women age 65 and older in the United...

Ask The Doctors: March 2018

Topical pain relievers can be one part of a multipronged approach to treating osteoarthritis. Some are available...