Joint Conditions

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.

Knee

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…

Shoulder

Shoulder Pain: Beware the Common Surgery That Doesn’t Help

If you have shoulder pain, you might get the wrong diagnosis and then have surgery that’s no more effective than physical therapy!

Joint Conditions

Steroid Injections for Arthritis Pain—Reasons to Think Twice

It’s a quick fix, but is that enough? Here’s what you should know about the risks and benefits.

Arthritis

My Thumb Hurts When I Use My Computer

If your thumb aches while you use a computer, that could mean arthritis. There are effective ways to get relief—and still use your computer. Read on…

Rheumatoid Arthritis

The High Risks of Low-Dose Steroids for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Steroids for rheumatoid arthritis cause side effects that are alarming. What you need to know to protect yourself.

Pain Relief in Motion

Osteoarthritis Does NOT Cause Joint Pain!

You don’t need medications, steroid shots even surgery to ease joint pain. Here’s the true cause—it’s not arthritis—and the real cure.

Arthritis

Walking: A Drug-Free Rx for Arthritis

Do you have arthritis and want to ease pain and fatigue? This no-cost prescription is the ticket.

Hip

Hip Pain? Forget the Steroids and Do These Exercises Instead

If you have lateral hip pain (gluteal tendinopathy), these moves can retrain key muscles and ease achiness with none of the side effects of steroids.

Joint Conditions

What Should I Do for a “Frozen Shoulder”?

If your shoulder feels “frozen” and painful, here are the best ways to get relief…

Knee

Knee Pain: 7 Things You’re Doing That Make It Worse, Not Better

You could be the cause of your knee pain without realizing it. Avoid these mistakes to keep your knees healthy.