Living With Arthritis

One in three adults has arthritis, and an inactive, overweight, aging population isn't helping that number decline. View Slideshow ›

Should You Start an Exercise Program for Arthritis?

There was a time back in the day when doctors told people with arthritis to skip exercise because they believed it might worsen joint damage. Today it’s clear that exercise benefits everyone, including people of all ages with arthritis. It can help arthritis in the hips, shoulders, and the neck and back. Even the smallest joints in your fingers can reap the rewards of a tailored exercise program for arthritis.

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Essential Self-Care for Arthritis

If you have arthritis, taking your medication and following your doctor's recommendations are essential. But self-care can be just as important in your daily and long-term management of the disease. Other important parts of treatment include exercise, rest and relaxation, a healthy diet, and instruction on how to use your joints and ways to conserve energy.

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True or False: You must have swelling in three joints before arthritis can be diagnosed.

Personal Story Network: The Experience of Joint Replacement Surgery

If you, or someone you know is considering joint replacement, you may find some comfort in reading what others went through. A few patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers generously share their stories about knee and hip replacement surgery in their own words in the hope that others will benefit from their experience and knowledge.

Read all joint replacement stories on the Personal Story Network

Diets and Foods that Improve Arthritis

When you have arthritis, joint pain, swelling and joint deformity can be immobilizing, keeping you from doing simple activities including things you love to do. In their search for pain relief, some people with arthritis believe that certain foods, diets, or even fasting can improve the pain, swelling and joint destruction that comes with arthritis. Is there any truth to the claims?

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Did You Know?

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Arthritis accounts for 39 million doctor visits each year and more than 500,000 trips to the hospital.