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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.
National Joint Registry study finds disparities in hip or knee joint replacements for ethnic minorities

National Joint Registry study finds disparities in hip or knee joint replacements for ethnic minorities

Researchers highlight how biomarkers after ACL reconstruction may signal severity of PTOA later in life

Researchers highlight how biomarkers after ACL reconstruction may signal severity of PTOA later in life

Age may not be discernible factor on outcomes of shoulder replacement surgery, study suggests

Age may not be discernible factor on outcomes of shoulder replacement surgery, study suggests

DePuy Synthes knee system shown to be beneficial for economics and patient reported outcomes

DePuy Synthes knee system shown to be beneficial for economics and patient reported outcomes

Bariatric surgery prior to joint replacement can improve outcomes in morbidly obese patients

Bariatric surgery prior to joint replacement can improve outcomes in morbidly obese patients

High leisure-time physical activity improves cartilage health in postmenopausal women with knee OA

High leisure-time physical activity improves cartilage health in postmenopausal women with knee OA

Shared decision making leads to better patient outcomes, higher satisfaction rates

Shared decision making leads to better patient outcomes, higher satisfaction rates

Mayo Clinic researchers discover three new senolytic drugs

Mayo Clinic researchers discover three new senolytic drugs

Sex differences in microglia activity affect pain treatment, study finds

Sex differences in microglia activity affect pain treatment, study finds

Review identifies treatment methods to reduce complications in TKR patients with obesity

Review identifies treatment methods to reduce complications in TKR patients with obesity

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