Tag: knee joints

Polyarthritis: What It Is and How to Live with It

Polyarthritis: What It Is and How to Live with It

If you have pain in four or more joints, you’ve likely experienced what’s called polyarthritis. It isn’t a specific condition per se; polyarthritis typically is underpinned by another form of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or gout. In some cases, polyarthritis can be traced back to an immune system

The Best Treatment Options for Painful Knees

You may not be able to totally eliminate knee pain, but you have plenty of weapons to reduce the discomfort enough to carry on normal daily activities.

“Today, a variety of effective interventions are available for persistent knee problems, and many of these can greatly improve pain, mobility, and quality of

Hip Bursitis Can Cause Pain and Impede Mobility

Hip Bursitis Can Cause Pain and Impede Mobility

You may or may not be familiar with the term “bursae,” but these fluid-filled sacs perform an important function in your body. Situated between the bones and the tendons that make up a joint, bursae form a protective cushion that helps prevent friction as joints move. But like the bones

Arthroscopic Hip Surgery is on the Rise—But it Doesn’t Suit All

If you suffer from chronic hip pain that doesn’t respond to conservative measures like pain-relieving drugs and physical therapy, it is possible your doctor may broach the possibility of hip arthroscopy. A minimally invasive surgical procedure, arthroscopy can help alleviate pain arising from certain joint problems. It’s sometimes used for

Get a Leg Up on Chronic Knee Pain

The incidence of chronic knee pain in the U.S. is soaring, particularly among adults ages 45 to 64, due largely to an aging population and the obesity epidemic, according to research presented at the American College of Rheumatology meeting in November 2015. While the pain can result from medical conditions,

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