Joint Conditions


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 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.


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.


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 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 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.


When Shoulder Pain Won’t Go Away

Use these latest therapies to get the best results… When you’ve got a painful shoulder, you’re reminded of it many…

Joint Conditions

How to Relieve Shoulder Pain Without Surgery

Shoulder surgery is common. But you can probably avoid it—even if you already have serious shoulder pain.

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Natural Relief for Shoulder and Knee Pains that Come and Go

Kevin, a guard at Gitmo, complained of shoulder and knee pains that only appeared when he was in Cuba but disappeared when home in Connecticut.