Joint Conditions

Natural Healing Secrets for Women

When Menopause Causes Arthritis…How to Ease the Pain and Get Back to Life

Occasional discomfort in hand joints progressed so that daily tasks—typing, cooking, carrying groceries—were painful. Here’s the way to relief.

Joint Conditions

Faster, Better Recovery from Hip and Knee Replacement

Choosing the right doctor and hospital and optimizing health pre-surgery can make all the difference in your recovery. Secrets on how to do both…

Joint Conditions

Aching Feet? It Could Be Arthritis

If your feet ache, it’s easy to blame your shoes or some other obvious culprit. But arthritis could be the real cause. Red flags—and how to get relief…

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Bye, Bye Baker’s Cyst: No Cortisone, Drugs or Knee Surgery

The patient’s “rheumatic” knee grew a painful cyst. Dr. Rubman found the real cause (diet—not arthritis) and healed the cyst with natural treatments.


Got Hip or Knee Arthritis Pain? A Steroid Shot Is Too Risky

Think twice before getting a steroid shot to relieve pain from hip or knee arthritis. It can lead to serious complications, new research shows…

Joint Conditions

Why Is My Ankle So Weak?

If your ankle feels like it might give out, it may not be due to an injury. To learn about the causes of this common complaint—and how to fix it…

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Surgery-Free Treatment for Rotator Cuff Injury

A retired orthopedic surgeon sought noninvasive relief for a rotator cuff injury. Oral and topical treatments are helping…no surgery in sight!


Got Painful Hand Arthritis? Get Relief Without Drugs

When your hands hurt due to arthritis, even the simplest tasks can be challenging. Here are the under-the-radar options doctors rarely talk about…

Joint Conditions

What Can I Do at the Gym When I Have Hip Pain?

When your hips are hurting, you don’t have to forgo your gym workouts. These exercises won’t bother your hips—and may even ease the pain…

Common Threads

A Whole New World for My Hips

Proper training and proper treatment of joint pain is bringing Sarah Hiner from being a wannabe to a runner. Her secret? Muscle balance

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Could You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Not Know It?

If you have rheumatoid arthritis symptoms but tests come back negative, you could have seronegative RA. Here’s how to get diagnosed and treated.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

7 Natural Ways to Relieve the Pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lifestyle changes and natural remedies can complement your rheumatoid arthritis medications.


Drugstore Solution Prevents Deadly Blood Clots After Knee Surgery

Heparin, warfarin and other anticoagulants are usually prescribed to prevent blood clots after knee-replacement surgery. This OTC choice is safer, cheaper.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

5 Cutting-Edge Tips to Control Your RA

Get better control over your rheumatoid arthritis with these use-right-away tips from the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting.

Joint Conditions

Joint Pain? It’s All in Your Gut

Gastrointestinal problems caused by low stomach acid, stress and poor diet cause the inflammation that damages joints. Here’s how to heal…