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Thaw Out Frozen Shoulder

 Subscribers OnlyPain and stiffness in your shoulder that limits mobility can have several possible causes. One of them is a frozen...

Troubleshooting Knee Pain

Do you have pain in your knee? If you haven’t suffered a sudden injury and are in middle or older age, you may...

Reactive Arthritis & NSAIDs

I’ve been diagnosed with reactive arthritis. Is this a chronic condition or will it go away? I’ve been...

Role of Tramadol for Pain Control

 Subscribers OnlyChronic pain from joint or back problems are addressed with conservative treatments first. For back pain, start with...

Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis

The two conditions osteoarthritis and osteoporosis sound very similar, and many people get confused. While they share...

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...

Treating Low Back Pain

 Subscribers OnlyFor longstanding low back pain, the guidelines suggest exercise (guided by a physical therapist), acupuncture,...

Gardening with Arthritis

 Subscribers OnlyIf arthritis is making it difficult to continue enjoying the pleasures of cultivating a garden, you will probably...

Benefits of Bicycling

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

In The News: May 2017

Some bone loss occurs in everyone with age. For women at menopause, this process speeds up. A study published in the...

Osteoporotic Spine Fractures

 Subscribers OnlyFor people with the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, the greatest concern is a broken bone. Once the bones of the...

Ankylosing Spondylitis

 Subscribers OnlyBack pain is a common complaint. Most often the cause is something like a pulled muscle or overstretched ligament,...