Tag: managing arthritis

Eating to Ease Arthritis Pain

More than 50 million Americans—one in five adults—have arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation, making it the Number One cause of disability in this country. The condition is marked by inflammation in one or more of your joints, resulting in joint pain and stiffness. The two most common types of

Ask the Doctors: Exercise for Managing Knee Pain

Q. I want to start an exercise program to manage my knee pain, but could too much exercise actually hurt instead of help?
A. Exercise is definitely the best first step in managing arthritis pain. Research published in the British Medical Journal (April 2014) shows that even a small increase in

Ask the Doctors: Stem Cell Injections for Arthritis

Q. I’ve heard many advertisements for stem cell injections to ease joint pain. What is a stem cell injection, and does it truly treat osteoarthritis?
A. Despite the high prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA)—and the pain it causes—a definite treatment for the condition has yet to be found. The specific causes of

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