Osteoarthritis Blog Posts


Why Are Women More Prone to Osteoarthritis?

Doctor reviewing spine anatomy with a patient
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.

A Visual Guide to Hip Osteoarthritis

Medical illustration highlighting 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.

Understanding Knee Osteoarthritis

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

5 Alternative Treatments for Osteoarthritis

Acupuncturist inserting needles into a person's back.
Medication and physical therapy aren't the only treatment options available for osteoarthritis. Learn about 5 ways you can potentially relieve your osteoarthritis pain.

5 Simple Ways To Manage Hand Osteoarthritis

Arthritic hands holding an apple.
At-home treatments can help you relieve hand pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis. These simple home care remedies can reduce symptoms in your wrist, fingers, and/or thumbs, making day-to-day tasks easier.

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.

What Supplements Can Treat Knee Osteoarthritis?

Medical illustration of a knee joint showing signs of osteoarthritis
Can supplements help relieve knee arthritis pain? Find out what the research says about curcumin, ginger, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate supplements.

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.

What’s Causing My Hip Pain?

Medical illustration of a hip joint. Inset shows cartilage wear which is also called osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis, bursitis, hip impingement, labral tears, and even back problems can cause your hip to hurt. Learn the hallmark symptoms of the most common hip conditions to help you identify the source of your hip pain and possibly relieve it.

What to Expect After Hip Replacement Surgery

Medical illustration of hip inflammation
Recovery from hip replacement surgery can vary from person to person. Learn general how you may use pain medications, participate in physical therapy, and get back to your routine after surgery.