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  • Tips for Walker Use Created: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    Proper walker use is important. The correct height for your walker, good grips, and good posture ensure appropriate walker use." itemprop="description">
  • What Is Osteoarthritis? Created: Monday, July 09, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 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...
  • Foot Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know Created: Sunday, November 18, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Osteoarthritis of the foot can be painful and disabling. Learn how to spot the typical symptoms associated with this foot disorder." itemprop="description">
  • Signs and Symptoms of Osteoarthritis Created: Monday, July 09, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Osteoarthritis symptoms usually develop gradually. Pain is the primary osteoarthritis symptom. Recognizing early osteoarthritis symptoms leads to early treatment." itempropxpr="$zTP='t3'" --> itemp...
  • Mobic (Meloxicam) - What You Need to Know Created: Monday, September 17, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Mobic, generic name meloxicam, is one of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Patients should follow directions for the safe use of Mobic ...
  • What Is a Subchondral Cyst? Created: Monday, May 26, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
    X-rays that reveal cartilage damage may show evidence of a subchondral cyst. What is a subchondral cyst?
  • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis - What's the Difference? Created: Monday, November 19, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is recognized as the most crippling type of arthritis. What are the significant differences between osteoarthritis and rheu...
  • Capsaicin - 10 Things You Should Know Created: Sunday, January 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Capsaicin is an ingredient in many topical skin preparations used to relieve pain associated with arthritis. The capsaicin creams are marketed under many brand names." itemif expr="$zTP='t3'" --> i...
  • Advil and Aleve - What's the Difference? Created: Friday, January 29, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
    Aleve and Advil are both nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat arthritis. What are the similarities and differences between Advil and Aleve?" itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
  • What Are Heberden's Nodes? Created: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
    Heberden's nodes are associated with osteoarthritis. While not everyone with the disease develops Heberden's nodes, they are more commonly associated with primary osteoarthritis rather than seconda...
  • What Is Range of Motion? Created: Thursday, October 25, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
    Range of motion refers to the distance and direction a joint can move to its full potential." itemprop="description"> Sunday, August 05, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 04, 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...
  • Cartilage - 10 Things You Should Know Created: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
    Cartilage is the smooth covering over the ends of bones in a joint. Arthritis causes cartilage damage. Pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion result from damaged cartilage."
  • Knee Osteoarthritis - What You Need to Know Created: Sunday, July 29, 2007 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
    Knee osteoarthritis is the most common type of osteoarthritis. Knee osteoarthritis is also the most common cause of disability in the United States. Early diagnosis and treatment help manage the di...
  • Does Cracking Your Knuckles Cause Arthritis? Created: Monday, January 14, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
    Cracking your knuckles is an annoying habit. But does cracking your knuckles really cause arthritis as some people think?
  • What Is Aleve? Created: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Aleve is an over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Aleve contains naproxen as its active ingredient.
  • Supple - What You Need to Know Created: Monday, August 03, 2009 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Supple is a liquid dietary supplement that touts its ability to lubricate, comfort, and rebuild your joints.
  • What Is the Flector Patch (Diclofenac Patch)? Created: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    A diclofenac patch, known as the Flector Patch, is a topical alternative to oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
  • Extended-Release Opioid Analgesics Relieve Osteoarthritis Pain Created: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Extended-release opioid analgesics may be a convenient and effective treatment option for chronic osteoarthritis pain.
  • Calcitonin May Act as Disease-Modifying Drug for Osteoarthritis Created: Friday, August 10, 2007 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Calcitonin may act as a disease-modifying drug and be able to decrease bone deterioration and increase bone density. Calcitonin is an amino acid hormone produced by the thyroid gland.
  • Steroid Injections - What You Need to Know Created: Monday, July 30, 2007 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Steroid injections help reduce localized joint swelling associated with osteoarthritis and other types of arthritis.
  • What Is Advil? Created: Saturday, June 20, 2009 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Advil tablets are recommended for headache, muscle aches, backache, and minor arthritis pain. Learn more about Advil.
  • What Is Osteo Bi-Flex? Created: Monday, February 09, 2009 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Osteo Bi-Flex is a dietary supplement that contains glucosamine and chondroitin. Osteo Bi-Flex is one of the popular brand name sources of these two supplements.
  • Pycnogenol - Natural Pain Relief for Osteoarthritis Created: Friday, April 18, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Pycnogenol is an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree. Pycnogenol has been shown to reduce osteoarthritis symptoms by 56%.
  • Acetaminophen - The Best Treatment Option for Osteoarthritis? Created: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Acetaminophen is a popular analgesic medication used to treat osteoarthritis and other types of arthritis pain. Patients are often confused by their treatment options though. Is acetaminophen more ...
  • Celebrex (Celecoxib) - What You Need to Know Created: Thursday, December 20, 2007 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Celebrex, generic name celecoxib, is one of the COX-2 inhibitors (also known as a COX-2 selective NSAID) used to treat osteoarthritis and other types of arthritis. Patients should follow directions...
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis - Test Your Knowledge Created: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013
    Take our quiz about the basic facts of shoulder osteoarthritis.
  • Spine Osteoarthritis - Test Your Knowledge Created: Monday, November 16, 2009 Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013
    Take our 12-question quiz about the basic facts of spine osteoarthritis.
  • Lifestyle Changes - Osteoarthritis and Lifestyle Changes Created: Monday, December 06, 2010 Updated: Monday, May 06, 2013
    There are many factors that increase the risk of developing osteoarthritis or affect the management of the disease. Some of the factors are beyond your control, for eample, genetics. But there are ...
  • Do Weather Changes Make Osteoarthritis Worse - Weather and Osteoarthritis Created: Monday, November 01, 2010 Updated: Monday, May 06, 2013
    Weather can make osteoarthritis worse for some people. Does weather affect your osteoarthritis?
  • Stay Active - Why Difficult to Stay Active Created: Thursday, October 14, 2010 Updated: Monday, May 06, 2013
    Researchers and health care professionals emphasize the importance of staying physically active. With regular physical activity, you can reduce pain associated with arthritis, improve balance, impr...
  • How to Sleep Better With Osteoarthritis Created: Monday, April 04, 2011 Updated: Monday, May 06, 2013
    It seems logical that better pain control would help you sleep better. There are also several simple ideas that help you sleep better with osteoarthritis that have to do with your habits and sleep ...

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