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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

What’s Really in Your “Dietary Supplements”?

Surveys have shown that a large majority of Americans are confident in the “safety, quality and effectiveness” of products marketed as “dietary supplements” (a term derived from a 1994 law that questionably grouped drug-type herbal and botanical extracts with essential vitamins and minerals). So many were shocked at the recent

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Total Knee Replacement (TKR)

Q. I have rheumatoid arthritis that affects my knee. Will a total knee replacement be as helpful for me as it is for people with knee osteoarthritis?
A. If medications, physical therapy and other more conservative measures don’t adequately relieve pain, knee replacement surgery can ease pain whether you have osteoarthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Knee Replacement

Q. I have rheumatoid arthritis that affects my knee. Will a total knee replacement be as helpful for me as it is for people with knee osteoarthritis?
A. If medications, physical therapy and other more conservative measures don’t adequately relieve pain, knee replacement surgery can ease pain whether you have osteoarthritis

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