Joint Pain Directory
Many different conditions can cause joint pain, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries. Joint pain is extremely common and can range from mildly irritating to debilitating. It may go away after a few weeks or last for several weeks or months. Whatever the cause of joint pain, you can usually manage it with medication, physical therapy, or alternative treatments. The goal is to reduce pain and inflammation, and preserve joint function. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about joint pain, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Cortisone Injection (Corticosteroid Injection)
WebMD explains the use of cortisone injection treatment for inflammation and possible side effects.
Weather & Joint Pain: Why Your Joints Hurt When It's Raining or Cold
It’s common to blame joint pain flare-ups on changes in the weather. Is it just an old wives’ tale, or does science back it up?
Make an Exercise Plan for RA
Find out how exercise can help you manage painful joints and fatigue that come with rheumatoid arthritis.
Learn what to do if you dislocate a joint.
Common Pains of Aging: How to Feel Better
Know which type of pain you’re more likely to have at different times in life, and how to ease each one.
Alternatives and Supplements for Arthritis Joint Pain
Many people turn to supplements for joint pain. And the right ones help. But you need to sort the hope from the hype.
Top Celebrity Health Topics of 2010
WebMD's top celebrity health topics of 2010 include Michael Douglas' throat cancer, Brett Michaels' brain hemorrhage, Bill Clinton's heart surgery and weight loss, Phil Mickelson's psoriatic arthritis, and Glenn Beck's macular dystrophy.
Joint Pain, Aging, and Arthritis - Understand Your Pain
Creaking knees, hips, and ankles aren't necessarily normal aches and pains that come with age. Your pain might be arthritis. Luckily, medicine has a lot to offer --- from exercise and alternative supplements to medications and joint replacement.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Tips to Keep Joints Healthy
Dealing with joint pain and arthritis? Find solutions for joint pain and tips to protect your joints from damage.
Slideshow: What You Need to Know About RA
WebMD provides a pictorial overview of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Learn about the signs and symptoms of RA, how it is diagnosed, and the latest conventional and alternative treatments for this chronic condition.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Understanding Osteoarthritis
Delve into the causes, symptoms, and pain relief treatments of osteoarthritis, also called "wear and tear" arthritis or degenerative joint disease.
Slideshow: Fun With Kids? Don't Let Arthritis Stop You.
See ways you can stay active and keep moving with arthritis while enjoying time with the kids and grandkids in your life.
Quiz: Bone Up on Your Joints
They're all over your body, but what do you really know about your joints? This WebMD quiz gives you the facts.
Pain Quiz: What's Up With Everyday Aches?
Test your knowledge about everyday body aches and pains, why you’re hurting, and how to get relief. Find out more about low back pain, chronic pain, growing pains in children, and more.
Jaw Pain Quiz: Test Your TMJ/TMD Knowledge
How much do you know about jaw pain? Take this quiz about TMJ symptoms, TMD treatment, and what jaw popping and teeth clenching mean for your health. Test your jaw pain smarts now!
Quiz: Do You Know How to Relieve Your OA Pain?
Try this WebMD quiz to find out how much you know about relieving your osteoarthritis pain.