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According to the Arthritis Foundation, 66 million (nearly one in three adults) suffer from chronic joint pain and 21 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, which is characterized by a breakdown of the cartilage and a deterioration of the fluid in a joint. The symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain, from moderate to severe, and stiffness. Most people who have osteoarthritis are older than age 45, and women are more commonly affected than men.
Clinical trial to test potential new drug treatment for osteoarthritis

Clinical trial to test potential new drug treatment for osteoarthritis

Quadricep strength, speed of force production linked to physical function in knee OA patients

Quadricep strength, speed of force production linked to physical function in knee OA patients

New article outlines identical symptoms linked to hip and spine pain

New article outlines identical symptoms linked to hip and spine pain

UW-Madison scientists discover bone marrow proteins that regulate bone-building cells

UW-Madison scientists discover bone marrow proteins that regulate bone-building cells

Acupuncture improves effectiveness of standard treatment for chronic pain and depression

Acupuncture improves effectiveness of standard treatment for chronic pain and depression

Chair yoga program linked to reduction in pain among older adults

Chair yoga program linked to reduction in pain among older adults

Chair yoga may be effective approach to reduce osteoarthritis pain in older adults, study shows

Chair yoga may be effective approach to reduce osteoarthritis pain in older adults, study shows

Weather conditions play no part in symptoms linked to back pain or osteoarthritis

Weather conditions play no part in symptoms linked to back pain or osteoarthritis

Older arthritis patients need 45 minutes of moderate activity per week to remain functional, study finds

Older arthritis patients need 45 minutes of moderate activity per week to remain functional, study finds

Arthritis patients more likely to be health detail oriented than health detail avoidant, shows study

Arthritis patients more likely to be health detail oriented than health detail avoidant, shows study

New review explores approaches for prevention of hip fracture in very high risk patients

New review explores approaches for prevention of hip fracture in very high risk patients

Study estimates health benefits of UK soft drinks industry levy

Study estimates health benefits of UK soft drinks industry levy

First-in-human study of cell bandage for common sporting knee injury shows promising results

First-in-human study of cell bandage for common sporting knee injury shows promising results

New duo therapy offers hope for 'super blockage' of over-active immune system

New duo therapy offers hope for 'super blockage' of over-active immune system

Initial rheumatoid arthritis symptoms often invisible to others, survey reveals

Initial rheumatoid arthritis symptoms often invisible to others, survey reveals

Running can reduce joint inflammation, study finds

Running can reduce joint inflammation, study finds

Research unlocks potential new therapies for inflammatory diseases

Research unlocks potential new therapies for inflammatory diseases

Active older population, better technology may be cause for more hip and knee replacement surgeries

Active older population, better technology may be cause for more hip and knee replacement surgeries

Decision aid for OA helps increase rate of total knee replacement among black patients

Decision aid for OA helps increase rate of total knee replacement among black patients

Psoriatic arthritis patients experience multiple symptoms that can make diagnosis difficult, survey reveals

Psoriatic arthritis patients experience multiple symptoms that can make diagnosis difficult, survey reveals