Osteoarthritis Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Vitamin D and Knee Arthritis
Vitamin D has been evaluated as a possible drug for knee osteoarthritis, unfortunately, the results are not promising

Useful Gadgets for People With Hand Osteoarthritis
Hand osteoarthritis can turn an easy task into a difficult one. Some gadgets have been designed to help.

How Is Physical Function Assessed for Osteoarthritis?
How is physical function assessed for people with osteoarthritis? Find out how your doctor determines if you are maintaining or losing your abilities.

What Is Varus or Valgus Knee Deformity?
Varus or valgus knee deformity, bow-legged or knock knees, affect the distribution of stress on the joint and raises the risk of knee osteoarthritis.

Joint Juice - What You Need to Know
Joint Juice is a liquid (juice-based) dietary supplement. Glucosamine and vitamin C are the main ingredients.

Joint Space Narrowing - What Is the Significance?
Joint space narrowing can be seen on x-rays and it correlates with worsening osteoarthritis. What causes it and how is it measured and scored?

Move Free Dietary Supplements Relieve Joint Pain
Move Free is a line of joint supplements that promote overall joint, cartilage and bone health. Learn more about how their products are formulated.

Dietary Supplements as an Osteoarthritis Treatment
Dietary supplements are popular alternatives for osteoarthritis treatment.

What You Need to Know about Hip Osteoarthritis
The hip is a weight bearing​ joint. Early diagnosis and treatment help manage symptoms associated with hip osteoarthritis.

Review of The SymphonyPillow by Tempur-Pedic
The SymphonyPillow by Tempur-Pedic is a find for people with arthritis. It is the only pillow this reviews has found that offers both support and comfort.

What Is Tricompartmental Osteoarthritis?
Tricompartmental osteoarthritis is diagnosed when all three compartments of knee joint are affected. Learn about this condition and treatment options.

Meniscal Tears and Osteoarthritis
Meniscal tears often occur during athletic activities. How are they diagnosed and treated and what association do they have with knee osteoarthritis?

What Is Femoroacetabular Impingement?
Femoroacetabular impingement is a condition with the ball (femur) and socket (acetabulum) of the hip joint. There are two types: cam and pincer impingement.

What Is Facet Joint Osteoarthritis?
Facet joint osteoarthritis occurs when there is a breakdown of cartilage between the vertebrae causing pain, stiffness, and lost motion in the back.

Turmeric for Osteoarthritis
Turmeric is an herb with anti-inflammatory properties due to its ingredient curcumin. Find out what evidence there is that it may help with arthritis.

What Is Instaflex
Instaflex is a supplement formulated to relieve joint discomfort.

Hydrocortisone and Steroid Injection Medication Risks
Steroid injections improve joint function and reduce inflammation. Learn how hydrocortisone injections can relieve osteoarthritis pain and swelling.

Thermotherapy or Cryotherapy for Osteoarthritis
Thermotherapy involves applying heat, and cryotherapy involves applying cold, to affected joints for relief of osteoarthritis symptoms.​

What Is Joint Function?
Researchers speak of joint function and how it is affected by diseases such as arthritis, or treatment for arthritis. What do they mean by this term?

Surviving Cold Weather With Osteoarthritis
Cold weather can exacerbate osteoarthritis pain. Remembering a few common sense tips can help people with arthritis survive cold weather -- and possibly even enjoy the winter season.

Joint Pain Is a Primary Symptom of Osteoarthritis
Joint pain is the primary symptom associated with osteoarthritis. Any joint can be affected by the disease. Learn more about how osteoarthritis leads to joint pain and affects the joints in other ways.

What Is the Prognosis for Osteoarthritis?
With every diagnosis, there is a prognosis. The osteoarthritis prognosis is not necessarily what you would expect it to be. Osteoarthritis is not a rapidly progressive disease for everyone — and some patients actually stabilize.

Stress at Work: Solutions for People With Osteoarthritis
Workers with osteoarthritis symptoms face extra stress in the workplace. Osteoarthritis can make it increasingly difficult to effectively perform a job.

Cyclooxygenase - COX-1 and COX-2 Explained
Cyclooxygenase is an enzyme that is part of the inflammatory response, in​ two forms, COX-1 and COX-2, targeted by NSAIDs and other drugs.

Mobic (Meloxicam) - What You Need to Know
Mobic, generic name meloxicam, is one of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Topical or Oral NSAIDs - Which Is Preferred?
Arthritis patients can take either topical or oral NSAIDs for pain relief. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of medication?

Flannel Pajamas for Men With Osteoarthritis
Flannel pajamas keep you soft and warm, but if you have osteoarthritis, there's even more reason to wear flannel pajamas.

A List of the Top Electric Blankets
An electric blanket can be a very important tool for individuals with osteoarthritis. They are comfortable and also help soothe the pain in joints.

Cymbalta for Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know
Cymbalta was approved in 2010 to treat osteoarthritis, chronic low back pain and fibromyalgia, besides its original use for major depressive disorder.

Hip Kit - 6 Items You Need After Hip Replacement
A hip kit includes six necessary items to have during recovery from hip replacement surgery. Besides hip precautions, these make life easier.

15 Non-Drug Treatments for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis
Explore these 16 non-drug treatments for osteoarthritis so you can take control of your condition without medications and their risk of side effects.

Obesity and Total Hip Replacement: A Poor Combination
The obese patients have poor outcomes with hip replacement because of increased complications.

Importance of Knee Taping for Osteoarthritis
Knee taping is among the recommended treatment options for knee osteoarthritis. What evidence is there that it reduces pain and improves function?

Cause of Cartilage Degeneration in Osteoarthritis
Researchers have long tried to determine what causes cartilage degeneration associated with osteoarthritis. Loss of a specific protein may be the key.

Joint Replacement Surgery - What You Need to Know
Joint replacement surgery is recommended to relieve arthritis pain and restore joint function. Why and how it is done and what to expect in recovery.

Calcitonin May Be Disease-Modifier for Osteoarthritis
Calcitonin may act as a disease-modifying drug and be able to decrease bone deterioration and increase bone density. Read more here.

Can Children Develop Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is thought of as a disease of older people. Can children develop osteoarthritis, too? Read about what parents can do to help.

Vacuum Cleaners Designed for Comfort
When you live with chronic pain from arthritis, cleaning the house can be painful. Explore a few good vacuums that can help you maintain a clean home.

Arthrocentesis - What a Joint Aspiration Can Tell You
Arthrocentesis, or joint aspiration, drains excess synovial fluid and then analyzes it to determine the cause the effusion and to diagnose conditions.

Causes and Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Hands
Osteoarthritis of the hands can be painful and disabling. Learn more about common symptoms (pain, stiffness, swelling), diagnosis, and treatment.

Tips for Osteoarthritis Prevention
There are certain factors that make osteoarthritis prevention possible. Learn what you can do to prevent osteoarthritis.

Why Patients Delay or Decline Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee replacement surgery is often delayed by patients. A study found the reasons why they put it off and the stages they go through before deciding.

Is Tiger Balm a Good Arthritis Pain Reliever?
Tiger Balm is a popular topical treatment for pain. It's available at many drug stores and can be used to relieve pains and aches caused by arthritis.

What Is Spinal Stenosis? - Osteoarthritis
Learn more about spinal stenosis: what causes the condition, what are its associated symptoms, how it's diagnosed, and treatment options.

Ten Ways to Manage Osteoarthritis Pain
Osteoarthritis pain impacts more than 21 million Americans. It's important to find effective ways to manage chronic osteoarthritis pain.

Overview of Osteoarthritis With Pictures
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the type everyone thinks of when they hear the term

Knee Osteoarthritis - Cartilage Damage From Knee Osteoarthritis
More than 10 million Americans have knee osteoarthritis, making it the joint most affected by osteoarthritis.

Hip Osteoarthritis and Hip Replacement
Every year in the United States alone, more than 285,000 hip replacements are performed. The number is expected to continue soaring ss demand increases.

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Together
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis is the most disabling type. Is it possible to have both at the same time?

25 Effective Osteoarthritis Treatments
Various osteoarthritis treatments are recommended to patients searching for relief from osteoarthritis symptoms. Patients are often confused by so many treatment options though. Researchers have ranked the most effective osteoarthritis treatments.

What Is Erosive Osteoarthritis?
Erosive osteoarthritis ​or inflammatory osteoarthritis most often affects the joints of the hand. Find out more about how it is diagnosed and treated.

Osteoarthritis Treatments Options
The benefits and risks of medication versus non-medication osteoarthritis treatments must be weighed.

Cartilage - 10 Things You Should Know
Cartilage is the smooth covering over the ends of bones in a joint. Arthritis causes damage. Pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion result.

What Causes an Arthritic Joint to Lock?
Have you ever had a joint lock up? What causes a joint to lock? Learn more about this unpleasant side effect of arthritis.

All About the Osteo Bi-Flex Supplement
Osteo Bi-Flex is a dietary supplement that contains glucosamine and chondroitin and is one of the popular brand name sources of these two supplements.

What Is Severe Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis symptoms can range from mild to severe. Severe osteoarthritis can have disabling consequences.

Salonpas Pain Relief Patches - What You Should Know
Salonpas may be a good alternative for patients who need to treat inflammation, but who have difficulty with oral medications.

Bicycling: Optimal Exercise for Osteoarthritis
Bicycling is a great way to exercise if you have osteoarthritis. Read about the benefits of this type of exercise, and what type of bike to use.

Getting Disability Benefits With Osteoarthritis
While working can become very difficult for people with osteoarthritis, is can be difficult to get Social Security Disability benefits.

What Is Bone-On-Bone Osteoarthritis?
If you have severe osteoarthritis, x-rays may show your painful joint is bone-on-bone. What does bone-on-bone mean?

What Does Osteoarthritis Feel Like?
If you haven't had it yourself, you have probably wondered what osteoarthritis feels like. Read about joint pain and stiffness and osteoarthritis.

Hip Osteoarthritis Caused by Joint Deterioration
Hip osteoarthritis is another common type of osteoarthritis. Because the hip is a weightbearing joint, the disease can affect mobility.

Overview of Hand Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the hand. Hand osteoarthritis can affect grip strength and manual dexterity.

Age and Neck Osteoarthritis
Neck osteoarthritis, also known as cervical spondylosis, is chronic degeneration of the vertebrae in the cervical region of the spine and the discs between the vertebrae.

Difference Between Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is recognized as the most crippling type of arthritis.

Knee Osteoarthritis - Knee Replacement - Knee Osteoarthritis Treatments
If conservative treatments fail, knee replacement surgery is often considered to treat knee damage from osteoarthritis.

Shoulder Osteoarthritis Symptoms and Treatment
Osteoarthritis of the shoulder can affect the two joints in the shoulder area - the acromioclavicular joint and the glenohumeral joint.

Massage Therapy for Osteoarthritis Pain
Massage therapy is an alternative treatment for osteoarthritis. There are things you need to know about massage therapy so it can be safe and effective for you.

What Is the Osteotomy Procedure?
There are several joint surgeries that can reduce pain and restore function in the affected joint. Osteotomy is one of the lesser-known joint procedures.

Total Knee Replacement - What You Need to Know
Total knee replacement is a surgical option to treat knee pain caused by arthritis. Look at how patients are evaluated for this surgery, and more.

Total Hip Replacement Surgery Information
Total hip replacement is a surgical option to treat hip pain caused by arthritis. If pain cannot be controlled, you may need a total hip replacement.

Arthrodesis Surgically Relieves Joint Pain
Arthrodesis, commonly called joint fusion, surgically eliminates the affected joint by fusing the ends of the bones in the joint.

Cartilage Regeneration For Osteoarthritis
Cartilage regeneration attempts to restore damaged articular (joint) cartilage. Several techniques have been used for cartilage regeneration.

X-ray Evidence of Osteoarthritis and Joint Damage
Osteoarthritis shows on x-rays. The appearance of joints on x-ray help diagnose osteoarthritis. Joint damage has a characteristic appearance on x-rays.

Neck Osteoarthritis - Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
The primary symptom of neck osteoarthritis is pain. Doctors must assess symptoms and perform diagnostic tests before diagnosing neck osteoarthritis.

Is An MRI Needed To Diagnose Osteoarthritis?
MRI scans are being ordered in excess, according to some experts. In certain cases, a much less expensive, routine x-ray is just as telling as an MRI.

Baker's Cyst - What You Need to Know
A Baker's cyst is a fluid-filled sac located behind the knee. A Baker's cyst can swell, shrink or even rupture. Learn how to treat a Baker's cyst.

Osteoarthritis and Depression
Depression has been linked to certain types of arthritis but it is not usually associated with osteoarthritis -- at least not in most people's minds.

Hallux Rigidus - What You Need to Know
Hallux rigidus is a form of degenerative arthritis and typically affects adults between 30 and 60 years of age. Read more about this type of osteoarthritis here.

Elbow Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know
Elbow osteoarthritis can be painful and disabling. Stiffness, swelling, and pain are typical symptoms associated with elbow osteoarthritis.

Foot Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know
Osteoarthritis of the foot can be painful and disabling. Learn how to spot the typical symptoms associated with this foot disorder.

Ankle Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know
Ankle osteoarthritis can be painful and disabling. Stiffness, swelling, and pain are typical symptoms associated with ankle osteoarthritis. ​

10 Things You Should Know About SAM-e
SAM-e, which stands for S-adenosylmethionine, is produced in the liver from methionine. SAM-e is a popular dietary supplement used for osteoarthritis.

What Is Generalized Osteoarthritis?
Generalized osteoarthritis is a subset of osteoarthritis. What are the different types of subsets of osteoarthritis? Read about them here.

Does Fatigue Impact Lives of Osteoarthritis Patients?
Fatigue is typically associated with inflammatory rheumatic conditions. Fatigue is not typically related to osteoarthritis -- or is it?

Does An Ankle Fracture Lead to Osteoarthritis?
Can an ankle fracture lead to the eventual development of osteoarthritis? Read more about the connection of this injury and condition here.

Patellofemoral Joint - Components of the Knee
The patellofemoral joint is one of the three compartments of the knee, located where the kneecap and femur meet. How osteoarthritis affects it.

Bilateral Knee Replacement Risks and Benefits
There are benefits and risks associated with bilateral knee replacement surgery, when both knees are replaced during one operation.

Flannel Pajamas for Women With Osteoarthritis
Flannel pajamas are a good choice to sleep in because of their softness and heavier weight. But if you have osteoarthritis they serve another purpose.

What is Partial Knee Replacement?
Discussion of partial knee replacements, also known as unicondylar knee arthroplasty, outcomes, and indications.

No Exercise - Consequences of No Exercise in Osteoarthritis
Too often, osteoarthritis patients circumvent treatment advice and get no exercise. What happens when osteoarthritis patients get no exercise?

Footwear Impacts Knee Osteoarthritis
Footwear can directly impact knee osteoarthritis by affecting the load or stress put on your knee joint. What footwear is best for osteoarthritis?

What to Know About Finger Osteoarthritis
Finger osteoarthritis can be painful and disabling. Stiffness, swelling, and pain are typical symptoms associated with finger osteoarthritis. Learn more about the cause, diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment of finger osteoarthritis.

Viscoelastic Injections for Osteoarthritis
Summary of evidence for and against viscoelastic supplementation injections including hyaluronic acid injections.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is used to treat chronic pain, such as osteoarthitis. The effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation as a treatment option for chronic pain relief has been questioned by researchers.

What Is a Bone Spur? Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
What is a bone spur? A bone spur is a bony outgrowth that commonly develops on joints. Learn about the causes, risk factors, symptoms and treatment.

Osteoarthritis Pain Reduced by Pycnogenol
Pycnogenol is an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree. Studies have shown it may reduce osteoarthritis symptoms.

What Dietary Changes May Affect Osteoarthritis?
There are contradictory reports about the effect of diet on osteoarthritis. Patients are typically interested in finding out what changes to their diet may increase or decrease osteoarthritis symptoms. Learn more about known scientific conclusions regarding diet and osteoarthritis.

Cervical Pillows that Relieve Neck Pain
A cervical pillow can improve the alignment of your neck and spine, helping to relieve neck pain associated with arthritis. Choose a cervical pillow that suits you -- there are many different features with size, shape, and material being the main options.

Treatments for Knee Osteoarthritis
You may have heard of a variety of treatments for osteoarthritis and knee pain. Some are more effective than others. Learn more about these treatments.

All About Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) is a condition caused by the gradual deterioration of the disc between the vertebrae of the spine.​

Ankle Osteoarthritis Characteristics
This article provides a brief overview of ankle osteoarthritis and what sets it apart from osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.

Using Herbal Remedies for Osteoarthritis
Herbal remedies are popular alternative treatments for osteoarthritis, but they may not be safe or effective. Learn more about eight common ones.

Glucosamine - 10 Things You Should Know
Find out the facts about glucosamine, a natural substance found in healthy cartilage that is a popular dietary supplement for osteoarthritis.

Hip Osteoarthritis: Is it more than just wear and tear?
Osteoarthritis of the hip may be more than just wear and tear, and may be a disease of Northern European ancestry.

What You Need to Know About Pennsaid Topical Solutions
Pennsaid Topical Solution is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.

What Is a Subchondral Bone Cyst?
What is a subchondral bone cyst? These occur in osteoarthritis​ as joint cartilage is damaged and fluid-filled sacs develop and protrude from the bone.

Can Diacerein Act as a Disease-Modifier for Osteoarthritis?
Diacerein is an anti-inflammatory medication that has been explored to slow osteoarthritis progression. However, it is not approved in many countries.

Does Blue-Emu Help Osteoarthritis Pain?
You may have seen Blue-Emu among the topical pain relief products in your drugstore. Does Blue-Emu help osteoarthritis?

Avocado Soybean Unsaponifiables for Osteoarthritis
Avocado soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) have been shown in clinical studies to have beneficial effects on osteoarthritis.

What Is a MAKOplasty?
What is a MAKOplasty? Robotic and computer navigation assisted unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. Robots and Surgery, are the outcomes any better?

Signs and Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
Learn the classic symptoms of Osteoarthritis and get more information about the diagnostic criteria.

Disc Replacement for Low Back Pain
An overview of lumbar disc replacement for the treatment of low back pain and the research studying this treatment.

Osteoarthritis - Could It Be Osteoarthritis
When a joint starts hurting, injury often comes to mind. But when injury is ruled out, the question becomes

Boswellia - Indian Frankincense for Osteoarthritis
Potential benefits of Boswellia, also called Indian frankincense, include anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, but evidence is quite limited.

Electrical Stimulation for Osteoarthritis: Does it work?
Electrical stimulation for the treatment of knee pain related to knee osteoarthritis. Does it work?

Degenerative Disk Disease - What Is It? What Can We Do to Treat It?
Discussion of treatments for low back pain from degenerative disc disease.

Back Pain: What is your back trying to tell you?
A short discussion about back pain, etiology, and types of pain.

A New Theory on Hip Osteoarthritis
Recent research suggests that Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) may be closely related to Osteoarthritis of the hip

Does joint replacement lead to weight loss?
Does joint replacement lead to weight loss? Total hip replacement and total knee replacement do not always lead to weight loss, but in individuals that are overweight, there is a higher likelihood of weightloss after these procedures.

Do Arthritis Patients Live With Constant Pain?
Arthritis is a chronic condition -- but does that mean you will be in constant pain? The levels are likely to vary with activity and time of day.

Capsaicin - 10 Things You Should Know for Topical Use
Capsaicin is an ingredient in many topical skin preparations used to relieve pain associated with arthritis. Find out about why and how to use it.

Difference Between Advil and Aleve
Aleve and Advil are both nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat arthritis. What are the similarities and differences between them?​

Gym Equipment Safety for Osteoarthritis Patients
Exercise is essential for managing osteoarthritis, but the exercise must not exacerbate osteoarthritis symptoms. Is gym equipment safe for osteoarthritis patients?

10 Osteoarthritis Facts Most People Don't Know
How much do you know about osteoarthritis, and what are the facts most people don't know? Learn 10 startling truths about this painful condition.

Does MegaRed Joint Care Relieve Joint Pain?
MegaRed Joint Care is a supplement manufactured by Schiff. Dietary supplements are considered alternative or complementary treatments for osteoarthritis. T

16 Ways to Live Better with Osteoarthritis
It can be difficult to cope with osteoarthritis symptoms that interfere with usual activities. Use these tips to live better with joint pain.

Criteria for Osteoarthritis Diagnosis
Early diagnosis of osteoarthritis is important. Osteoarthritis diagnosis precedes consideration of effective treatment options. Learn about osteoarthritis diagnosis.

10 Things You Need to Know About Analgesics for Pain
Analgesics are medications used to relieve pain, both narcotic and non-narcotic. Here are 10 things you should know about painkiller drugs.

Celebrex (Celecoxib) - Arthritis Medication
Celebrex, generic name celecoxib, is a COX-2 inhibitor / selective NSAID used to treat arthritis. Learn its use, dosage, overdose and side effects.

Elderly Falls Tied to Canes and Walkers
Elderly Falls Are Often Tied to Canes and Walkers. Elderly falls might be reduced if proper use of canes and walkers were taught to those who use them.

Arthroscopic Debridement for Osteoarthritis
The effectiveness of arthroscopic debridement of the knee has become somewhat controversial.

Arthritis Gloves Can Relieve Chronic Pain
Arthritis gloves warm your hands and decrease swelling and stiffness through mild compression. Explore three good brands that may relieve arthritis pain.

Does Everyone Develop Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, often associated with aging and wear-and-tear on the joints. Does everyone develop the disease?

What Is Minor Arthritis Pain
You've seen the term minor arthritis pain in ads for over-the-counter treatments. Is there such a thing? What should you do for mild symptoms?

Is Kneeling Possible After Knee Replacement
Will you be able to kneel after knee replacement? Most patients can kneel, but many are afraid to do so because they fear it may harm the prosthesis.

Hyaluronan Injections for Knee Arthritis
Hyaluronan or hyaluronic acid is a thick fluid injected to cushion the knee joint after cartilage breaks down.

What Are Heberden's Nodes? Symptoms and Significance
Heberden's nodes are associated with osteoarthritis of the hand, with a bony growth at the joint closest to the fingertip. They may be painful.

What Are Bouchard's Nodes? - Definition
Bouchard's nodes are associated with osteoarthritis, especially seen on the hands as bony enlargements of the middle joints of the fingers.

What Is Icy Hot and How Does It Work?
Icy Hot is a topical pain reliever sold over-the-counter in several different formulations, including a patch, sleeve, cream, spray, balm and gel.

What Is Subchondral Sclerosis? - Osteoarthritis Definition
Subchondral sclerosis is a medical term often seen on X-ray reports. What is it and how does it relate to osteoarthritis and its progression?

What Is an Unloader Knee Brace?
An unloader knee brace can help relieve pain and symptoms from unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis. It reduces stress on the affected knee.

Supple Joint Health Supplement
Supple is a liquid dietary supplement that touts its ability to lubricate, comfort, and rebuild your joints. What does it contain and how is it used?

What You Need to Know About SierraSil
Many supplements are marketed to ease aches and pains and to improve joint health. Let's examine what SierraSil claims to do.

Wrist Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know
Wrist osteoarthritis produces stiffness, swelling, and pain. Learn more about the cause, diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment for this condition.

What Is the Flector Patch - Diclofenac?
A diclofenac patch, known as the Flector Patch, is a topical alternative to oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

The Significance of Subchondral Bone in Osteoarthritis
Researchers are finding out that osteoarthritis is not entirely about worn cartilage. Subchondral bone, may also play a significant role.

What Is Normal Range of Motion?
Range of motion refers to the distance and direction a joint can move to its full potential.

Spinal Fusion - What Is Spinal Fusion
Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure that is performed to correct problems with the vertebrae. Two or more vertebrae are fused using bone grafting and metal devices during spinal fusion. A newer technique utilizes a genetically engineered protein to create new bone instead of bone graft harvesting.

What Is Osteoarthritis? Symptoms / Diagnosis
Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent type of arthritis. Osteoarthritis, most common among people over 65 years old, can affect people of any age. Over 27 million adults in the United States have osteoarthritis.

What Is Muscle Atrophy?
Being inactive even for short periods or nerve damage can lead to loss of muscle. What causes muscle atrophy and how can you stop it or reverse it?

What Is JointFlex?
JointFlex sits among other over-the-counter topical products that claim they relieve arthritis pain. What is this product and how does it work?

What is Degenerative Spondylolisthesis?
Discussion of degenerative spondylolisthesis, a common presentation of wear and tear in the spine.

What Does Cartilage Loss Mean for Arthritis Patients?
Cartilage loss is defined by a decrease in cartilage volume and thickness -- and an increase in bare bone area. Cartilage wears away or deteriorates.

What Is Osteoarthritis-Related Bone Marrow Edema
Bone marrow edema, now called bone marrow lesions, may occur in several conditions including osteoarthritis or fracture. It is associated with pain.

What Is an Intra-articular Injection
When oral medications or other conservative treatment options fail to yield satisfactory pain relief, an intra-articular injection may be considered. What is an intra-articular injection?

What Is Arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is one of several joint surgeries that can reduce pain and restore function in the affected joint.

What Is Advil? - Use for Osteoarthritis Pain
Advil tablets are recommended for headache, muscle aches, backache, and minor arthritis pain. Learn more about Advil.

What Is Aleve? Naproxen Sodium Drug Profile
Aleve is an over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It contains naproxen as its active ingredient. Learn about its use and side-effects.

What Is a Sock Aid? - Osteoarthritis Definition
A sock aid is an assistive device that helps you put on socks. Arthritis patients with physical limitations that make it difficult to reach their feet may find a sock aid extremely helpful.

Candidates for Reverse Shoulder Replacement
A reverse shoulder replacement, also referred to as a reverse total shoulder, is a surgical option for patients who would not be helped by a standard total shoulder replacement because they have rotator cuff damage along with arthritis. A reverse shoulder replacement is a different approach -- but the result is decreased pain and increased shoulder function.

What Causes Popping Joints
Popping joints are annoying, but may not be a major concern if no pain is associated with the popping sensation.

What Causes Osteoarthritis Pain in a Joint?
Osteoarthritis pain is the most common and significant symptom associated with the disease. What is actually hurting when we feel this joint pain?

Why Is Water Exercise Better Than Land Exercise?
Water exercise can include aerobic or endurance activities, stretching and strengthening exercises, and range-of-motion exercises performed in warm water.

NSAID - Ten Things You Need to Know
NSAIDs, also known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are among the most commonly prescribed medications for arthritis.

Unloader Knee Brace for Osteoarthritis
Unloader knee braces may help relieve pain associated with knee osteoarthritis. Here are several models available off the shelf for ordering.

What is Ultrasound Treatment for Osteoarthitis?
Ultrasound therapy can be used for managing knee osteoarthritis pain and function. How it works and a look at research into its effectiveness.

Randomized Controlled Trial supporting Total Knee Replacement
A recent randomized controlled trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine supports total knee replacement

18 Knee Osteoarthritis Treatments: Which Works Best?
18 treatment recommendations for knee osteoarthritis tell what works and what won't according to the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons).

Total Knee Replacement vs. Partial Knee Replacement
Total knee replacement is a highly successful surgery, but it is not the only surgical treatment option for knee osteoarthritis -- some patients are candidates for partial knee replacement. Are you a candidate for total knee replacement or partial knee replacement?

Topical Creams for Arthritis Pain Relief
Topical creams provide an alternative to oral medications for patients trying to get relief from arthritis pain. It's important to understand how topical creams work to ensure safe use.

Managing Osteoarthritis (OA) With Diet and Exercise
Diet and exercise are important aspects of managing osteoarthritis but neither is a cure. Find out about how they can benefit you in living with OA.

Thumb Osteoarthritis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Thumb osteoarthritis can be painful and can affect normal hand movements. Find out more about causes, symptoms, and treatments for this condition.

Laser Therapy for Osteoarthritis
Laser therapy was introduced as a non-invasive treatment option for osteoarthritis nearly 30 years ago. Studies have produced inconsistent results regarding laser therapy for osteoarthritis. One study concludes there is a strong placebo effect associated with laser therapy.

Knee Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know
Knee osteoarthritis is the most common type of osteoarthritis and cause of disability. Early diagnosis and treatment help manage the disease.

When Your Knee Gives Out, Is it Osteoarthritis?
Knee problems can be associated with joint instability, popping, locking, or giving out. What are the causes, and is osteoarthritis one of them?

Knee Braces Help Painful Knee Osteoarthritis
Knee braces can help relieve pain for some patients with knee osteoarthritis. Different types of knee braces are available.

The Single Best Treatment for Osteoarthritis
Discussion of physical activity for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, and other joints.

Joint Protection Advice for People With Arthritis
Joint protection reduces stress on arthritic joints and decreases pain. Here are several ways to help conserve energy and preserve joint function.

What Can Decrease Joint Load for Osteoarthritis?
Joint load is the force put on your a joint during activity. How can people with osteoarthritis use research into it to reduce pain and problems?

Joint Laxity and Osteoarthritis
Joint laxity means looseness and instability of a joint seen in some genetic diseases. Is it a cause of osteoarthritis or a result of the condition?

Joint Lavage Explained
Joint lavage was commonly used years ago to treat knee osteoarthritis. The effectiveness was questioned and it is no longer recommended. Here's why.

Is Hyaluronic Acid Injected Into Arthritic Hips?
Intraarticular hyaluronic acid injection is one of the treatment options for knee osteoarthritis. Can it also be used for hip osteoarthritis?

An Overview of Spine Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the spine. Osteoarthritis of the spine occurs when there are degenerative changes in the discs between the vertebrae. Early diagnosis and treatment help people with osteoarthritis of the spine manage their symptoms.

The Effect of Smoking on Osteoarthritis
Smoking has been associated with an increased risk of osteoarthritis as well as having a negative impact on health in general. Interestingly, some studies found smoking to have a protective effect against osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis Signs, Symptoms and Early Detection
Osteoarthritis symptoms usually develop gradually. Pain is the primary osteoarthritis symptom. Recognizing early osteoarthritis symptoms leads to early treatment.

Should You See a Rheumatologist for Osteoarthritis?
Should you see a rheumatologist for osteoarthritis? You may want a specialist if you have a complicated or advanced condition or unrelieved​ pain.

The Pros and Cons of a Lift Chair
A lift chair is like a regular recliner except with the push of a button, a lift chair reclines, raises the footrest, and helps you go from sit to stand.

Herbal and Natural Supplements for Osteoarthritis
Herbal supplements are popular among osteoarthritis patients, but there is a lot you should know about each before buying and trying them.

Rose Hips LitoZin Natural Treatment for Osteoarthritis
Rose hips are the seed pods of roses. A powder, made from the rose hips of Rosa canina, is more effective than placebo for arthritis pain relief.

What You Need to Know About Hemarthrosis
Hemarthrosis is bleeding in a joint. Several conditions can cause hemarthrosis -- a common cause of monoarticular joint pain and swelling.

Reflexology for Osteoarthritis
Reflexology is a complementary treatment sometimes used by osteoarthritis patients. Find out about the theory behind it and who practices it.

Recognizing Early Osteoarthritis Symptoms
Early osteoarthritis symptoms often involve a single joint, known as monoarthritis. Learn about how it is diagnosed and what else may be causing it.

Pilates and Osteoarthritis
Pilates is a type of exercise that is not too aggressive for osteoarthritis patients. Pilates helps build a strong core, which may alleviate pain.

Having a Physical Examination for Osteoarthritis
What do doctors look for during the physical examination for osteoarthritis? Here is what to expect when you go for an exam for your joint pain.

4 Warnings Signs of Osteoarthritis
There are certain warning signs of osteoarthritis that should not be ignored, especially if the signs and symptoms persist. Learn more about the warning signs of osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Compared
Osteoarthritis is the most common type while rheumatoid arthritis is the most crippling. Explore how they differ in causes, symptoms and treatment.

Is Osteoarthritis Onset of Symptoms Always Gradual?
The onset of symptoms in osteoarthritis is typically described as being gradual. Symptoms usually develop over time, but can develop suddenly.​

Osteoarthritis Medications - What Are My Options?
Osteoarthritis medications are prescribed primarily to control pain. Learn about the different types of pain relievers that used for osteoarthritis.

Does Inflammation Play a Role in Osteoarthritis?
What role does inflammation play in osteoarthritis? It is now thought to be part of the cycle of damage in the condition and may even be the cause.

Osteoarthritis, Neck Pain, and Spinal Cord Compression
Review of degenerative disease of the cervical spine, with focus on when wear and tear of the neck joints leads to compression of the spinal cord.

Total Ankle Replacements, What Will They Think of Next?!
Total ankle replacement is an option for patients with end-stage osteoarthritis of the ankle.

What Is Chondrocalcinosis (Pseudo-osteoarthritis)?
In chondrocalcinosis, calcium crystals accumulate in the cartilage of joints. Chondrocalcinosis is frequently associated with pseudogout, osteoarthritis, and pseudo-osteoarthritis.

The Right Way and Wrong Way to Use Your Walker
Proper walker use is important. The correct height for your walker, good grips, and good posture ensure appropriate walker use.

Extended-Release Opioid Analgesics For Osteoarthritis
Extended-release opioid analgesics may be a convenient and effective treatment option for chronic osteoarthritis pain. Find out more about them.

What Are Lateral-Wedge Insoles?
Lateral-wedge insoles can help reduce the pain associated with medial component (inner) knee osteoarthritis. The insoles alter knee biomechanics.

The Effect of Ethnicity on Osteoarthritis
Ethnicity impacts the prevalence of osteoarthritis. Studies have shown that certain ethnic groups are more likely to develop osteoarthritis than other groups. Being overweight, along with ethnicity, are significant factors.

Obesity Linked to Osteoarthritis
Obesity puts extra stress on bones and joints. Obesity increases the risk of developing osteoarthritis, the need for joint replacement and possible complications.

Neck Pain and Cervical Disc Replacement: Is a new disc the solution?
Cervical disc replacement, is it the solution for neck arthritis?

Does Cracking Your Knuckles Cause Arthritis?
Cracking your knuckles is an annoying habit. But does it really cause arthritis as some people think? Studies have good news for habitual crackers.

Which NSAID is the Best for Osteoarthritis?
A new study compares which NSAID is the best for the treatment of osteoarthritis of hips and knees.

Symptomatic vs. Radiographic Osteoarthritis
Symptomatic osteoarthritis and radiographic osteoarthritis are terms often used in clinical studies. What is the difference between them?

Bariatric Surgery and Total Knee Replacement
Bariatric surgery before total knee replacement may lead to improved outcomes and be cost-effective.

Osteoarthritis and Meniscus Tears, Does Knee Arthroscopy Help?
Outcomes of arthroscopy in for degenerative meniscal tears, what does the evidence show?

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Surgery for Degenerative Spondylolithesis; A Brief Review
Surgery for degenerative spondylolisthesis, review of evidence for surgery

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