Arthritis-health Blog

What Are Lumbar Osteophytes (Bone Spurs)?

When joint cartilage degenerates, bone spurs (or osteophytes) may develop on the damaged joint. Learn what happens when they form in the lumbar spine.

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4 Ways to Turn Up the Heat on Fibromyalgia

Heat therapy is one of the most effective strategies for soothing fibromyalgia pain. Try these 4 heat therapy methods to ease your fibromyalgia aches and pains.

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Can a Gluten-Free Diet Relieve Joint Pain?

Following an anti-inflammatory diet is becoming a popular way to fight inflammation and the joint pain that can result from it. Is eliminating gluten one way to do it?

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5 Risk Factors for Hip Arthritis

No one knows for sure what causes hip osteoarthritis. But research has shown that these 5 factors can raise your risk.

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How to Sleep Better if You Have Ankylosing Spondylitis

These 3 tips can help alleviate your ankylosing spondylitis symptoms so you can get some much needed rest.

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When Is Joint Revision Surgery Needed?

Most joint replacements last years without any problems. But as joint replacement patients get younger, an increasing number of people may need a second joint replacement, known as a joint revision surgery.

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Lubricating Injections Can Soothe Knee Osteoarthritis

Viscosupplementation or hyaluronic acid injections are a good treatment option for knee osteoarthritis when other treatments haven't worked or you're trying to delay or avoid surgery.

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The Best Way to Relieve Knee Arthritis Pain

A large analysis of several studies reveals the most effective medical treatments for relieving the pain of knee osteoarthritis.

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What’s the Right Injection for My Joints?

If you’re wondering which injection is the right option for your painful joints, this guide explains the pros and cons of each option.

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4 Knee Stretches to Reduce Arthritis Pain

Knee arthritis, regardless of the type, can benefit from these stretches to reduce pain and improve flexibility.

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