Arthritis-health Blog

9 Little-Known Life Hacks for Living with Arthritis Hand Pain

These 9 life hacks can protect your hands from unnecessary strain and prevent arthritis hand pain from getting worse. These tips cover everything from food prep and taking medications to holding children and choosing a travel mug.

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The Most Common Types of Bursitis

Bursitis tends to affect some joints more than others, and can even cause different symptoms depending on which bursa in a joint is affected. Learn about which joints and which bursae are most affected by bursitis.

Knee bursitis showing the femur, bursae, and tibia. Read More

4 Ways Gout and Pseudogout Are Different

How is gout different from pseudogout? Find out what makes these two painful forms of crystal arthritis different, including their causes and the joints they tend to affect.

Pseudogout in the knee from the buildup of calcium pyrophosphate crystals. Read More

Why Are Women More Prone to Osteoarthritis?

Find out why women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis. Most arthritic joint pain, such as hip, knee, and hand pain, is caused by osteoarthritis.

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A Visual Guide to Hip Osteoarthritis

As one of the main weight-bearing joints in the body, the hip is subjected to a lot of wear and tear. This walkthrough of our video explains how hip osteoarthritis develops and the symptoms it causes.

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How to Prevent the Next Gout Attack

Repeated gout attacks can permanently damage joints. Prevent future gout attacks with these five strategies, including home treatments and medications as well as medical interventions for sleep apnea.

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Gout Attacks Strike Mostly at Night

Research confirms what many people with gout have experienced: that attacks are much more likely at night.

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Understanding Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis is very common, especially in older adults. Our new video illustrates how knee osteoarthritis develops and the symptoms it causes.

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5 Alternative Treatments for Osteoarthritis

Medication and physical therapy aren't the only treatment options available for osteoarthritis. Learn about 5 ways you can potentially relieve your osteoarthritis pain.

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3 Reasons You May Need a Joint Aspiration

Joint aspiration, or arthrocentesis, is a relatively safe and simple procedure to extract synovial fluid from a joint. Learn about the 3 reasons your doctor may recommend a joint aspiration for your arthritis.

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