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    1. Taking NSAIDs? Protect Your Tummy

      Nearly every arthritis sufferer has taken a traditional painkiller like aspirin or Aleve. They are a great solution for relieving pain and inflammation, but there's a definite downside. These drugs often lead to more trouble including upset stomach and bleeding ulcers. There are some 20 traditional

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    2. Joint Pain Not Inevitable With Age

      Creaky, achy joints. A twinge in the knee. A sharp shooting pain from the shoulder to the elbow. No big deal, right? Wrong. All too often, we assume joint pain is a normal part of aging that we just have to learn to live with. Nothing could be further from the truth, say experts, pointing to a wealt

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    3. Is Less-Invasive Hip Replacement Best for You?

      Less cutting sounds like a good thing when it comes to hip replacement. But experts say knowing the right questions to ask is key to determining if this new technique is for you. Research recently presented at a meeting of orthopaedic specialists shows that patients often fare no better with minimal

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    4. Arthritis Diet Claims: Fact or Fiction

      By presidential proclamation, we're living in the National Bone and Joint Decade, 2002-2011, and that means we should be seeing a surge in research into causes and treatments of arthritis and other diseases. Meanwhile, many people with osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) seek relief by

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    5. WebMD Presents: Arthritis - Therapy in Motion - Strengthening

      When our joints hurt, our instinct whispers "don't move." Yet our muscles weaken from not being used enough. When weak, they can't support our weight. This increases pressure on the joints and causes greater pain. "The muscles are what help to bear the stress on the joint," says Bernard Rubin, chief

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    6. WebMD Presents: Arthritis - Therapy in Motion - Aquatics

      Every time you take a step, you put three to seven times the weight of your body on your joints. Take that same step in water, and the natural buoyancy of H2O gently lifts the pressure off your joints, while still allowing you to work your muscles. People with arthritis increasingly turn to water ex

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    7. WebMD Presents: Arthritis - Therapy in Motion - Stretching

      If arthritis pain has you chained to your chair, you must do what you dread most: Get up and move that aching body. Otherwise, it will only get worse. By staying put, you allow your muscles and ligaments to tighten up, so your joints won't bend as far as they used to. You also burn fewer calories, a

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    8. A Positive Outlook: Natural Healing for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

      Realistic optimism fuels the body's immune system and triggers natural painkillers.

    9. 8 Myths About Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Rheumatoid arthritis is a poorly understood form of arthritis, and myths about RA abound. Here are the top myths and the facts about this type of arthritis.

    10. 10 Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Osteoarthritis

      10 Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Osteoarthritis

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