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  • What Is an Intra-articular Injection? Created: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    When oral medications or other conservative treatment options fail to yield satisfactory pain relief, an intra-articular injection may be considered. What is an intra-articular injection?"
  • Total Knee Replacement - What You Need to Know Created: Friday, March 14, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Total knee replacement is a surgical option to treat knee pain caused by arthritis." itemprop="description"> Friday, October 12, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    The primary symptom of neck osteoarthritis is neck pain. There are many causes of neck pain however, so doctors must assess symptoms and perform diagnostic tests to rule out other causes before dia...
  • Thumb Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know Created: Saturday, December 29, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Thumb osteoarthritis can be painful and can affect normal hand movements. As the population ages, the condition is becoming more prevalent." itemprop="description" Monday, July 09, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent type of arthritis. Osteoarthritis, most common among people over 65 years old, can affect people of any age. Over 27 million adults in the United States have os...
  • Joint Space Narrowing - What's the Significance? Created: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Joint space narrowing can be seen on x-rays -- a common diagnostic procedure for evaluating arthritis. Joint space narrowing correlates with worsening osteoarthritis.
  • Hyaluronan Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis Created: Saturday, July 28, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Hyaluronan or hyaluronic acid is a thick fluid injected to cushion the knee joint after cartilage breaks down." itemprop="description">> Tuesday, October 30, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Osteoarthritis of the hand can be painful and disabling. Stiffness, swelling, and pain are typical symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the hand. Learn more about the cause, diagnosis, sympto...
  • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis - What's the Difference? Created: Monday, November 19, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most crippling. Differences in symptoms, treatment, prevalence, etc." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
  • Capsaicin - 10 Things You Should Know Created: Sunday, January 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Capsaicin is an ingredient in many topical skin preparations used to relieve pain associated with arthritis. The capsaicin creams are marketed under many brand names." itemif expr="$zTP='t3'" --> i...
  • Glucosamine - 10 Things You Should Know Created: Sunday, August 05, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Glucosamine is a natural substance that is found in healthy cartilage. Glucosamine is also sold as a popular dietary supplement to treat osteoarthritis." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
  • Knox NutraJoint - What You Need to Know Created: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    A dietary supplement that may improve joint health in people with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis. Gelatine is the primary active ingredient" itemprop="description" itemprop="description"...
  • Osteoarthritis Onset - Do Symptoms Always Develop Gradually? Created: Saturday, December 06, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Osteoarthritis onset of symptoms is typically described as being gradual. Symptoms usually develop over time rather than suddenly. But is osteoarthritis onset always gradual?
  • Should You See a Rheumatologist for Osteoarthritis? Created: Friday, January 29, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
    Should people see a rheumatologist for osteoarthritis? The answer may be different if you are experiencing early symptoms or if you have an advanced case of osteoarthritis. Consider the following a...
  • Can You Have Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Together? Created: Monday, January 04, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most well-known types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis is the most disabling type. Is it po...
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know Created: Sunday, October 21, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Osteoarthritis of the shoulder can affect the two joints in the shoulder area - the acromioclavicular joint and the glenohumeral joint. The shoulder joints also can be affected by rheumatoid arthri...
  • What Is Facet Joint Osteoarthritis? Created: Monday, January 04, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Facet joint osteoarthritis occurs when there is a breakdown of cartilage between the facet joints. Facet joint osteoarthritis causes pain, stiffness, and lost motion in the back."
  • Recognizing Early Osteoarthritis Symptoms: Pain in a Single Joint Created: Thursday, September 13, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Early osteoarthritis symptoms typically involve a single joint. When only one joint is affected, it is referred to as monoarthritis. It's most important at the onset of symptoms to distinguish if t...
  • Treatment of Osteoarthritis Created: Thursday, July 26, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    There are several osteoarthritis treatments. The benefits and risks of medication versus non-medication osteoarthritis treatments must be weighed. Osteoarthritis treatments must be individualized."...
  • Degenerative Disc Disease - Fast Facts Created: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) is a condition caused by the gradual deterioration of the disc between the vertebrae of the spine. The degeneration of the disc that occurs in Degenerative Disc Dise...
  • Is Hyaluronic Acid Injected Into Arthritic Hips? Created: Friday, March 13, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    Intraarticular hyaluronic acid injections are one of the treatment options for knee osteoarthritis. What about the effectiveness of hyaluronic acid injections for the hip?
  • What Is a Reverse Shoulder Replacement? Created: Thursday, April 09, 2009 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
    A reverse shoulder replacement, also referred to as a reverse total shoulder, is a surgical option for patients who would not be helped by a standard total shoulder replacement because they have ro...
  • Footwear Can Impact Knee Osteoarthritis Created: Friday, October 31, 2008 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
    Footwear can directly impact knee osteoarthritis by affecting the load or stress put on your knee joint. A shoe has even been designed that mimics walking barefoot -- and that has been compared to ...
  • Spine Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know Created: Monday, September 10, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
    Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the spine. Osteoarthritis of the spine occurs when there are degenerative changes in the discs between the vertebrae. Early diagnosis and ...
  • Insoles May Ease Knee Pain Created: Thursday, March 20, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Special insoles, known as lateral-wedge, can help reduce pain associated with medial component (inner) knee osteoarthritis. They alter knee biomechanics." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
  • What Is Subchondral Bone? Created: Thursday, April 08, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Researchers are finding out that osteoarthritis is not entirely about worn cartilage. There are other parts of joint anatomy, like subchondral bone, that play a significant role in osteoarthritis. ...
  • Analgesics - 10 Things You Should Know Created: Sunday, August 19, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Analgesics are medications used to relieve pain. They are commonly called painkillers. There are non-narcotic analgesics and narcotic analgesics. There are 10 things you should know about analgesic...
  • Wrist Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know Created: Monday, December 03, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Wrist osteoarthritis can be painful and disabling. Stiffness, swelling, and pain are typical symptoms associated with wrist osteoarthritis. Learn more about the cause, diagnosis, symptoms, and trea...
  • Osteoarthritis Risk Factors Created: Friday, July 27, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Osteoarthritis risk factors point out why osteoarthritis is the most prevalent type of arthritis. The prevalence of osteoarthritis correlates with older age. Learn about other osteoarthritis risk f...
  • What Is Joint Function? Created: Friday, January 29, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    It comes up a lot in study results. Researchers speak of joint function and how it is affected by diseases such as arthritis, or treatment for arthritis. What is joint function?
  • Diet and Exercise Benefit Osteoarthritis Patients Created: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Diet and exercise are important aspects of managing osteoarthritis but neither is a cure. You should consult your doctor for appropriate diet and exercise regimens to help manage your osteoarthriti...
  • Hemarthrosis - What You Need to Know Created: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Hemarthrosis is bleeding in a joint. Several conditions can cause hemarthrosis -- a common cause of monoarticular joint pain and swelling." itemprop="description"