Joint Conditions

Osteoarthritis

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!

Arthritis

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.

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.