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RA: Not Just Joints

 Subscribers OnlyPeople with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis. Some people with...

Ask The Doctors: January 2019

There's a common belief that gout is caused by overindulging in foods high in purines, such as red meat, seafood and...

Neck Arthritis Is Common

 Subscribers OnlyIf you have neck pain, modify your activities for a few weeks to avoid putting additional strain on your neck. To...

Tips for Climbing Stairs

If you use a cane, first make sure that you're holding it on the correct side. "You want the cane on the side...

In The News: January 2019

People with arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems often restrict their physical activity, even though exercise...

Ask The Doctors: December 2018

New drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors have revolutionized treatment for certain cancers, including melanoma...

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

 Subscribers OnlyOrthobiologics include substances from one's own body, such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell products...

In The News: December 2018

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that most likely is caused by an interaction of genetic and...

Reminder: Get a Flu Shot

The flu is caused by the influenza virus, which circulates in the air when someone with the flu coughs, sneezes or...

New Approach to Tendon Trouble

The degeneration process causes tendons to thicken. They're less elastic and don't function properly. "If there's...

In The News: November 2018

Pain is the main reason people with osteoarthritis seek medical care. A study published in Arthritis Care &...

Taming Text Neck

 Subscribers OnlyYour neck muscles are meant to support the weight of your 10-to 12-pound head in an upright position. As your head...

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...