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Editor’s Note: Discuss Joint Pain With Your Doctor

Joint pain is a common symptom at every age, but if you’re over 50 when it starts, there’s a high probability that it’s caused by arthritis. However, before you assume you have arthritis, start with an evaluation by your primary care physician.

Once you report joint pain, your doctor can perform

Exercise Can Ease the Pain of Knee Osteoarthritis

An estimated 14 million people in the U.S. have knee osteoarthritis, and, among adults age 45 and older, a higher percentage of women than men are diagnosed with the condition, according to the Arthritis Foundation.

Knee osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage has worn away on the ends of the two bones

The Buzz About Nightshades

Vegetables from plants in the Solanaceae family (also called nightshades) have been getting a bad rap. Peppers, tomatoes, white potatoes, eggplants, and their botanical cousins are accused of harboring harmful compounds that aggravate arthritis pain and inflammation. Understanding what’s behind these assertions may help ease concerns.
A Dangerous Relative
Belladonna, or deadly

The Four Causes of Arthritis

The Four Causes of Arthritis

Arthritis refers to joint inflammation, but the term also is more loosely used to describe any disorder that affects the joints. It is a symptom, rather than a specific disease. Arthritic conditions fall into a wider disease category known as “rheumatic diseases.” There are more than 100 types, each with

4. Preventing Foot and Ankle Problems

As with most medical issues, it’s easier to prevent many foot and ankle problems than to treat them or live with them. As such, there are certain factors to keep in mind.
It helps if you wear the right kinds of shoes and socks, and keep your feet relatively clean.
And there

3. Non-Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Conditions

The 17 conditions listed alphabetically in this chapter are non-orthopaedic in nature. They can affect bones, muscles, and the structures surrounding joints and can cause just as much discomfort as orthopaedic issues.
Athlete’s Foot
Athlete’s foot is more common in men than in women and more common in older adults than in

2. Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Conditions

Orthopaedic conditions directly involve bones, muscles, and joints. Of the 38 conditions covered in this report, 20 are orthopaedic in nature and are described in this chapter. The 17 non-orthopaedic conditions are discussed in Chapter 3.
Achilles Tendinitis
The Achilles tendon runs along the back of the lower leg, connecting the calf

Massage Eases Knee Osteoarthritis

People with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee may have a pleasant nonpharmacologic treatment to consider. According to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine in December 2018, whole-body Swedish massage can significantly reduce pain and stiffness and improve mobility.
Study Methods
Researchers enrolled 200 patients with OA and randomly

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