OsteoarthritisInfo Center

Better Joint Justice
This ouch that hits below the belt, painful knee joints, can get a fellow feeling very down. Women get to feeling particularly low with knee osteoarthritis.
Serving Your Country with Arthritis
How do you get to know a disease? Well, first you have to find out who is getting the disease. That is what researchers recently set out to do with regards to arthritis.
A Heavy Toll on Arthritis
Having arthritis is painful, but being obese can make it worse. Obesity puts arthritis patients at a higher risk for many health complications. Now, experts are worried that obesity could make arthritis an even larger public health problem.
Life is Rough with Arthritis
Living everyday with arthritis pain can take its toll on the body and mind. As if having the disease wasn't bad enough, people with arthritis may be less healthy than their friends and family, but need to excercise more often.
The Power of Illusion over Pain
The power of the mind can have a powerful effect on the body. This point is held up by a recent study showing that simple illusions can reduce the pain felt by patients with arthritis.
Gel for Your Joints
Most of the current drugs for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are taken by individuals in pill form. Because pills have to be broken down and spread throughout the whole body, these drugs have many side effects and can sometimes take weeks to start working. Now, researchers have made a new RA gel that may fix these problems.
Working with Arthritis
Many people with arthritis report having some workplace difficulties. A recent study shows that these difficulties do not necessarily make arthritis patients less productive on the job.
Singing is Soothing
Before performing knee replacement surgery, doctors had to get the patient's blood pressure under control. A 76-year-old woman did not respond to the usual drug treatments. However, after she sang a few religious songs, her blood pressure dropped dramatically.
Depression Makes the Pain Worse
Knee arthritis can be so painful that standing seems impossible. Even those with mild arthritis say they feel extreme pain, especially if they have depression.
Quicker Recovery for Your Knee
Get your physical therapy started early following knee replacement surgery to save time, money and to run your next 5K. Knee rehabilitation improved patient outcomes by reducing pain, increasing joint motion in leg flexion and extension, improving muscle strength, and improving gait and balance.