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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...

Wrist Surgery & Lyme Disease

Rheumatoid arthritis commonly affects the hands and wrists. Medications and nondrug measures, such as physical...

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...

The Challenge of Fibromyalgia

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

Gardening with Arthritis

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

Diet Advice for Gout Sufferers

 Subscribers OnlyMany people mistakenly believe that gout is caused by overindulging in rich foods. But this is not true. What you eat...

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...

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...

Troubleshooting Shoulder Pain

If shoulder pain makes it difficult to carry out everyday tasks, like reaching for something above your head or...