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  1. Psoriatic Arthritis and Other Health Problems

    Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes pain and swelling in your joints. It sometimes comes along with psoriasis, a disease that affects the skin. It can also be linked with other serious conditions like obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Although there’s no sure reason why thes

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  2. Treatments for Chronic Lyme Disease (PTLDS)

    A bite from a bacteria-infected tick causes Lyme disease. If you get the disease, you might have lingering symptoms. Some people have ongoing pain and fatigue, says Afton Hassett, PsyD, principal investigator at the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center at University of Michigan.  The continued s

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  3. Should You Have Knee Replacement Surgery?

    If your knee hurts when you walk or get up from a chair, or it keeps you from doing daily activities, you might wonder: Is knee replacement surgery in your future? More than 700,000 complete knee replacements are performed in the U.S. every year. About 90% of people who have the surgery get major pa

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  4. Should You Have Hip Replacement Surgery?

    It hurts when you walk, when you get in and out of a chair, and when you lean over to put on your shoes. Your hip may even hurt when you're just sitting or lying down. More than 300,000 people have complete hip replacement surgeries in the U.S. every year. About 90% of them feel better and can get b

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  5. Injectable Medications for Knee Osteoarthritis

    If you have knee osteoarthritis, doctors can offer a variety of treatments to relieve your symptoms. One option is to inject medication into your knee. There are different types of injections, and they're an important part of treating knee osteoarthritis for many people, says Roy Altman, MD, an oste

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  6. Joint Replacement: Risks vs. Benefits

    After a skiing injury 30 years ago, Bert Pepper, MD, got osteoarthritis in his left knee. "I stopped skiing and gave up tennis, running, and other sports that are tough on the knee," he says. "I turned to speed-walking to stay fit, but the knee kept me from walking at a good pace." As his pain got w

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  7. Should You Have Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery?

    Once considered high-tech, joint replacements are now a common operation. Surgeons replace more than a million hips and knees each year in the U.S. Studies show joint replacements can significantly relieve pain and increase mobility in about 90% of people who get them. "Joint replacement can be a li

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  8. Caring for Your Joints at Home

    Just as the tread on your tires wears away over time, the cartilage that cushions your joints can wear away, too. It's a condition known as osteoarthritis. And without enough cushioning, the bones of a joint will hurt when they rub against each other. Frayed cartilage can't heal or grow back. "There

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  9. Coping With Psoriatic Arthritis

    Treatment options have come a long way toward helping control the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. Yet many people are living with the joint damage they suffered before newer treatment and prevention methods came along. And even now -- since psoriatic arthritis can be difficult to diagnose -- it can

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  10. Skin and Joint Care for Psoriatic Arthritis

    Psoriatic arthritis generally keeps a low profile. Before pro-golfer Phil Mickelson went public about having psoriatic arthritis, many people may not have known about it.  WebMD researched the most common psoriatic arthritis treatment options and the latest developments in psoriatic arthritis joint

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