General Arthritis Blog Posts


3 Reasons You May Need a Joint Aspiration

Medical illustration of a knee aspirations and fluid being examined under a microscope
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.

Top 8 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Eat

Ginger root
These 8 anti-inflammatory foods, drinks, and spices can help you combat pain due to inflammation, such as arthritis pain.

Add Ginger to Help Arthritis Pain

Several knobs of ginger
Ginger is a great addition to an anti-inflammatory diet. Learn about ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties and how to incorporate this root plant into everyday foods.

The Difference Between Omega-3 and Omega-6 and Knee Arthritis Pain

Spread of healthy foods including broccoli, salmon, eggs, olive oil, chia seeds, and avocado
Find out the difference between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and how they affect inflammation. Adding omega-3 rich foods to your diet can reduce the inflammation that causes arthritis pain.

Trigger Finger: When Your Finger "Gets Stuck"

Medical illustration of a deformed hand caused by arthritis
A finger or thumb stuck in a bent position is the tell-tale sign of trigger finger. This condition occurs when a tendon’s sheath in the finger becomes inflamed. Learn about several potential underlying causes.

Is My Hand Pain Caused by Arthritis or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Medical illustration showing ligaments, tendons, and nerves involved in carpal tunnel syndrome
Pain and numbness in your hands can be a sign of carpel tunnel, arthritis, or both. Doctors look for specific signs when evaluating patients for these two conditions.

Does Cracking Your Knuckles Cause Arthritis?

Medical illustration showing a healthy thumb joint and an arthritic thumb joint
Is it bad to crack your knuckles? An orthopedic hand surgeon explains what makes knuckles crack and what researchers know about how knuckle cracking affects your hands.

Types of Arthritis That Cause Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Illustration of the anatomy of the lower back and hips with the sacroiliac joint highlighted in purple
Arthritis can affect the sacroiliac joint and cause low back pain. Read about sacroiliac joint anatomy and the different types of arthritis that can affect it.

In the Kitchen with Arthritis: Foods to Avoid

Illustration of anti-inflammatory foods and foods that may cause inflammation
Certain foods have inflammatory properties that may make arthritis pain and symptoms flare up or get worse.

Top 4 Supplements to Treat Arthritis Pain

Wooden spoon full of turmeric
Which supplements may help you decrease arthritis pain? While research is ongoing, experts have a few suggestions.