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General Arthritis Blog Posts
Walking: The Best Way to Start Getting Active with Arthritis
John Shim, MD, FACS
| Jul 29, 2015
If you have arthritis, making the jump from inactivity to activity can be difficult. The surprisingly simple solution is to put on your sneakers and start walking.
Trigger Finger: When Your Finger “Gets Stuck”
| Jul 28, 2015
Learn about the symptoms of trigger finger, and why those with rheumatoid arthritis or gout are at greater risk.
When Arthritis Affects Children
| Jun 09, 2015
Inflammatory arthritis can affect children as young as 6 months, especially in the form of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Learn about the types of juvenile arthritis and how they're treated.
A Guide to Pain Medications for Arthritis
| May 27, 2015
There are several options for medications that can help manage arthritis pain. Learn about these options and the advantages and drawbacks of each.
3 Reasons You May Need a Joint Aspiration
| May 22, 2015
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.
What You Should Know About Arthritis and Pregnancy
| Apr 21, 2015
Most women with arthritis can have a healthy and safe pregnancy, but there are a few precautions they should be aware of.
Do My Genes Put Me at Risk for Arthritis?
| Jan 15, 2015
Find out what experts know about the role genetics play in arthritis risk—and what you can do to lower yours.
7 Tips to Help You Steer Clear of Soda
| Jan 05, 2015
Not only does soda raise your risk for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, but new research suggests it can affect risk for rheumatoid arthritis. Learn what steps you can take to avoid soda.
5 Ways to Be Road-Trip Ready with Arthritis
| Nov 19, 2014
Be prepared for road trips with these tips for relieving joint pain when driving or riding along.
Your Arthritis Shoe Checklist
| Oct 24, 2014
Whether you have arthritis of the foot, ankle, knee, or hip, choosing the right shoes can decrease pain and improve your gait and mobility. Use this checklist to make the right pick.
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