Decisions, Decisions for Joint Pain Medicine
A number of medicines are available to ease joint pain and swelling from osteoarthritis. What factors go into a patient's choice of treatment?
More Pain, More to Gain from New Joints
With the aging population of baby boomers, the number of joint replacement procedures is rising steadily. But the risks and benefits of surgery might not be the same for every patient.
Faces of Arthritis in May
There's osteoarthritis. And rheumatoid arthritis. And infectious arthritis, childhood arthritis, Still's disease, lupus, Sjogren's disease and many more. In total, there are more than 100 kinds of arthritis.
Not Walking the Walk with Arthritis
While walking has a low impact on the body, and is convenient and inexpensive to do, few adults are actually doing it, particularly those with arthritis.
Embrace the Knee Brace
It's been established that braces for the knees can provide relief from pain and protection from injury. But until now, not much was known on whether knee braces can pinpoint pain in the kneecap.
Price of Fame at the Expense of Longer Life
Success and fame can come with a hefty price: living a shorter life. Researchers said fame and achievements in performance-related careers could come at the cost of a shorter life expectancy.
Stopping Joint Pain with NSAIDs
When joints start hurting again, individuals with osteoarthritis might not be sure what step to take first to stop the aching: take medicine, take a hot bath, or what?
Who's Happy with Knee Surgery?
While less than 5 percent of knee implant recipients go back under the knife for adjustments, certain patients are more unhappy with the results than others.
These Shoes Were Made for Walking
When patients with knee osteoarthritis are walking, their knees may jut out to the side. Shoes that imitate barefoot walking can help with that.
Which Knees Need the Knife?
A burning question among orthopedic docs is when is it appropriate to operate versus when to wait and prescribe physical therapy? In short, who needs the knife?