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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.
Bad digging technique can put gardeners at risk for chronic injuries

Bad digging technique can put gardeners at risk for chronic injuries

Phase III clinical study of regenerative therapy for treating damaged cartilage has started

Phase III clinical study of regenerative therapy for treating damaged cartilage has started

When nursing homes push out poor and disabled patients

When nursing homes push out poor and disabled patients

Excessive copper in diabetes impedes ability to make new blood vessels

Excessive copper in diabetes impedes ability to make new blood vessels

Rare gene mutation gives rise to low sensitivity to pain

Rare gene mutation gives rise to low sensitivity to pain

Your plumber offers a money-back guarantee. Should your doctor?

Your plumber offers a money-back guarantee. Should your doctor?

Losing weight via exercise alone may not protect your knees, study says

Losing weight via exercise alone may not protect your knees, study says

Immune system plays key role in amount of osteoarthritic pain and progression

Immune system plays key role in amount of osteoarthritic pain and progression

Researchers find no signs of early-onset OA in radiographs of Dolly's skeleton

Researchers find no signs of early-onset OA in radiographs of Dolly's skeleton

Controlling organ functions with your cell phone may be possible in future

Controlling organ functions with your cell phone may be possible in future

Newly discovered drug-like compound may revolutionize treatment of autoimmune diseases

Newly discovered drug-like compound may revolutionize treatment of autoimmune diseases

New drug offers hope for osteoarthritis patients suffering from debilitating hand pain

New drug offers hope for osteoarthritis patients suffering from debilitating hand pain

Study: Racial and socioeconomic factors play role in hip replacement outcomes

Study: Racial and socioeconomic factors play role in hip replacement outcomes

Many patients with knee, hip and spine osteoarthritis use opioids to manage chronic pain

Many patients with knee, hip and spine osteoarthritis use opioids to manage chronic pain

Online consultation via mobile app reduces costs and delays for rheumatic disease patients

Online consultation via mobile app reduces costs and delays for rheumatic disease patients

CRFA better than steroid injection for managing pain from knee osteoarthritis

CRFA better than steroid injection for managing pain from knee osteoarthritis

Inner workings of cells probed by new Kleindiek nanomanipulator at UNSW

Inner workings of cells probed by new Kleindiek nanomanipulator at UNSW

IOF study: Critically low calcium intake found in Asian, African, and Latin American countries

IOF study: Critically low calcium intake found in Asian, African, and Latin American countries

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis affects more than 300,000 children in the U.S.

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis affects more than 300,000 children in the U.S.

Acupuncture may help alleviate vulvar pain in women

Acupuncture may help alleviate vulvar pain in women