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Arthritis of the Hip & Knee: Treatment Options

Arthritis of the Hip & Knee: Treatment Options

Treatments for this common cause of pain range from physical therapy to surgery.  Researchers say a combination of medication and non-drug treatments is ideal for treating arthritis. For instance, The U.S. National Library of Medicine says acetaminophen (up to 4 …

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Injuries and Conditions Causing Hip Pain

Injuries and Conditions Causing Hip Pain

Fractures are a serious cause of hip pain — but they're not always to blame. The bone, muscles, tendons and cartilage in our hips can become injured or worn down, causing hip pain. Overuse, sports (such as running) and falls …

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Staying Active as You Age

Staying Active as You Age

Staying active will keep you feeling young and keep your body in shape as you age. Getting older may be a time to slow down and smell the roses, but don’t rest on your laurels. This September, which is Healthy …

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Top Tips for Managing Arthritis

Top Tips for Managing Arthritis

Are you suffering from arthritis? Ask yourself these questions to determine if you’re doing everything possible to effectively manage your condition. Am I maintaining a healthy weight? Being overweight places extra stress on joints, which can aggravate stiffness, pain and …

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Understanding Your Back Pain

Understanding Your Back Pain

Chances are good that you’ve experienced back pain at one time or another–and you're not alone Back pain is one of the most common medical issues, affecting most people at some point during their lives. It can range from a …

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The Basics of Knee Replacement Surgery

The Basics of Knee Replacement Surgery

Surgery may be the answer if your knee is compromised due to arthritis or injury, and other treatments to relieve pain have fallen short. The knee is the largest joint in the body, and having healthy knees is an important …

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Caring for Creaking Joints

Caring for Creaking Joints

Although there are more than 100 different types of arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common form. Getting an accurate diagnosis is important so you can get the proper treatment. For osteoarthritis, doctors prescribe a healthy dose of exercise as one …

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