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Pseudogout May Be Linked to Dehydration

Despite its name, pseudogout is real. It’s not gout, but there’s good reason it’s called “false gout.” Like gout, pseudogout is inflammatory arthritis caused by an excess of crystals in the joint fluid.  And, like gout, it hurts, leaving your joint swollen and red.  While gout is … Read More

Ice or Heat? For Back Pain, It Depends

Using ice or heat for back pain is a simple, drug-free treatment approach that can be very effective. Which one suits you best will depend on your individual back pain and, specifically, whether your aches and pains are chronic or acute.
Chronic pain may result from slow-developing conditions … Read More

Managing Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of joint disease, arising from the breakdown of cartilage, bone, and other tissues in the joints.1 The knees and hips are most commonly affected, followed by the spine, feet, and hands. After age 50, your risk … Read More

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