Whether your knees ache when you climb stairs or it hurts to bend down to tie your shoes, arthritis can be a real pain. There is no easy fix for osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis and the focus of this article. In this condition, cartilage (the covering on
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Could an ancient Chinese mind-body practice help with knee pain from osteoarthritis? A new Tufts study reports that tai chi produces benefits similar to physical therapy for osteoarthritis patients.
The study, led by Chenchen Wang, MD, a professor at Tufts’ School of Medicine, focused on osteoarthritis patients who reported significant pain.
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When you have a chronic health condition or are at increased risk of a chronic disease, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, or celiac disease, it’s natural to focus on foods you should limit or avoid. However, you’ll likely find eating more enjoyable if you shift your attention to substituting
Pain behind the knee can be caused by a variety of conditions, the vast majority of which are injury-related. Some systemic diseases, however, can cause pain-behind-knee symptoms, and some life-threatening diseases also can be a source.
Here, we take a closer look at injuries as well as diseases that might lead
If you suffer from severe joint pain, you’re not alone—in fact, about 14.6 million people have the problem, according to recent research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Oct. 7, 2016). The study analyzed 2002-2014 data collected by the U.S. National Health Interview
Does Glucosamine Work? Another Study Finds Glucosamine with Chondroitin Works As Well as Celebrex for Knee Pain
If you’re still confused about all the conflicting messages about joint pain supplements and wondering, “Does glucosamine work?” you may finally have an answer.
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If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from osteoarthritis, you’ve likely wondered about the best supplements for joint pain. Based on hundreds of studies, these supplements are the most promising.