Arthritis News & Features
Having Asthma, Eczema Might Raise Arthritis Risk
- Genetics Can Drive Gout in Families, but Lifestyle Can Worsen Pain
February 8, 2023 — Gout in people who have a brother, father, sister, or mother with the condition, a form of arthritis that often causes sudden, severe pain in the joints, is mostly driven by genetic makeup but can worsen significantly if they also drink heavily or carry excess weight.
- Years of NSAID Use May Worsen Arthritis Inflammation: Study
November 21, 2022 — Long-term use of anti-inflammatory medications for osteoarthritis of the knee may make the condition worse, new research shows.
- Being a Young Adult With Ankylosing Spondylitis
Living with ankylosing spondylitis as a young adult: One woman shares her story.
- BIPOC With Ankylosing Spondylitis
Living with ankylosing spondylitis as a person of color: One woman shares her experiences.
- Today’s Devices and Gadgets to Help With Ankylosing Spondylitis
Assistive devices, tools, gadgets, and aids to help you manage ankylosing spondylitis.
- An Untreated Tick Bite Made Her the 'Bionic Woman'
October 7, 2022 — Meghan Bradshaw has had 16 joint reconstructions and eight joint replacements, all before age 30. This is due to a late diagnosis of Lyme disease, which is a tick-borne illness that can be treated and cured if detected early.
- Best Hacks for Living With Ankylosing Spondylitis
When you have ankylosing spondylitis, day-to-day things like bathing and dressing yourself can be a task. Try these tips to make life easier.
- Why I’m Hopeful About Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment
Anca Askanase, MD, gives three reasons to be optimistic about the future of ankylosing spondylitis treatment.
- Spotlight On: Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis
Learn the difference between non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
- Assistive Devices: Living Better With Arthritis
Living with an arthritic condition can be a challenge. Here are some assistive gadgets, mobility devices, and safety tips that can make it easier.
- Finally Turning to a Biologic to Treat My Ankylosing Spondylitis
Chassity Stewart dealt with ankylosing spondylitis symptoms for over a decade before she found relief with a biologic. Here’s what she wants you to know.
- The Invisibility of Ankylosing Spondylitis
Teacher Ali Cornish details what life is like living with a disease no one else can see.
- Getting Physical to Ease Your Ankylosing Spondylitis
Physical therapist Maura Iversen shares how exercise and other practices can ease the pain and stiffness that come with ankylosing spondylitis.
- Staying Active With Ankylosing Spondylitis
Blogger Charis Hill, a former marathoner, details their diagnosis and how they stay active as their disease progresses.
- Overcoming the Challenges of Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) advocate Jed Finley details growing up with the condition and shares how its challenges led him to his passion: creating community.
- What’s Next for Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment?
Ankylosing spondylitis can be challenging to diagnose and treat. WebMD looks into the latest promising therapies and treatments.
- Manage Your Gout Between Flares
You just had your first gout flare, so what happens now? Learn how to take control, improve your habits, and lower your chances of another.
- Can foods fight rheumatoid arthritis symptoms?
November 8, 2017 — Grapes, ginger, and plant-based oils are among items listed in a study that may help lessen the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
- Keyhole surgery 'not recommended for knee disease'
May 11, 2017 — Keyhole surgery to relieve symptoms of degenerative knee disease is an inappropriate treatment for almost all people with this condition, an international panel of experts is advising.
- What Exercise Can Do for Your Arthritis
If you've got aching joints and arthritis, exercise can help.
- Treatments for Chronic Lyme Disease (PTLDS)
Learn how chronic Lyme disease is diagnosed and what treatments can help.
- 10 Habits That Can Wreck Joint Health
Your joints might like it if you text a little bit less and get more exercise, including strength training.
- Eat Right to Maintain Healthy Joints
Your diet can affect your joints. Learn what types of food are best for healthy joints.
- Tai Chi: A Gentle Way to Help Your Joints
Tai chi is one of many alternative therapies that can provide relief from pain, possibly letting you cut back on pain medications.
- How to Strengthen Your Joints
See the exercises you should do for strong, healthy joints. Find out what type of cardio to do, and why lunges, squats, and stretching can help.
- Does Knuckle Cracking Cause Arthritis?
Conventional wisdom says cracking knuckles does cause problems, but a researcher who studied the question says no.
- Shopping and Preparing Easy Meals When You Have Arthritis
Shopping and cooking with arthritis can be challenging, but it's not impossible. Here's a few ways to make it easier.
- The Arthritis Diet: How Excess Weight Damages Your Joints
Managing your weight can reduce unnecessary stress on your joints. Get tips on diet and exercise when you have arthritis.
- Easing Stress, Easing Arthritis Symptoms
Is stress contributing to your arthritis symptoms? Here, WebMD breaks down the link between the two, and how best to manage inevitable life stresses.
- Arthritis at Work: Ergonomics Can Help
Arthritis can make every task challenging, especially at work. Get tips from WebMD for minimizing joint pain, strain, and stiffness at work.
- 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.
- Beyond Arthritis: Hip and Knee Replacements for Women
With the baby boom generation hitting their 60s -- the age at which joints start to hurt and ultimately give out -- more and more women are seeking knee and hip replacements to maintain their active lifestyle.
- Hip and Knee Replacements on the Rise
The rates of knee and hip replacements are rising rapidly as more women and men seek a new lease on active living.
- Understanding Arthritis Painkillers
Many medications that ease arthritis pain have the potential for health risks, but it’s important to know that the risks are quite low.
- How to Handle High-Tech Hand Injuries
Experts explain how to avoid hand injuries that may be related to using some of our favorite high-tech gadgets.
- Tour de France Champ Faces Hip Surgery
Doctors explain why osteonecrosis is leading to hip replacement surgery for cyclist Floyd Landis.
- Fast and Simple Meals for Arthritis
WebMD shows how to eat well even on "bad" arthritis days when cooking is the last thing you want to do.
- Fast & Simple Meals for Arthritis
Arthritis pain can make it hard to cook. Try these tricks to preparing easy and nutritious meals.
- Devices for Living Easier with Arthritis
From the kitchen to the bedroom, here is WebMD's room-by-room guide to easier living with arthritis.
- Supplements May Help Knee Arthritis
November 14, 2005 — Arthritis sufferers may -- or may not -- benefit from a pair of popular dietary supplements, two new clinical trials suggest.
- Making the Decision on NSAIDs
Should you take anti-inflammatory pain relievers regularly? Here are pros and cons to help you make your decision.
- Pain Relief: How NSAIDs Work
NSAIDs are among the most common pain relievers in the world. And lately, they're among the most controversial. Find out what these anti-inflammatory pills actually do inside your body.
- Are Anti-Inflammatory Pain Relievers Safe for You?
Here's help weighing the benefits and risks of anti-inflammatory pain relievers, from aspirin to Celebrex.
- Tai Chi for Arthritis Relief
Gentle movements of the ancient Chinese exercise tai chi are one of many alternatives to help elderly people find pain relief.
- Is Less-Invasive Hip Replacement Best for You?
Finding the right surgeon and asking the right questions can help determine if minimally invasive hip replacement is right for you.
- Arthritis Diet Claims: Fact or Fiction
Pain from arthritis might lead you to try anything to relieve it, including a change in diet or taking supplements. Make sure you know what works first.
- Eating Right With Limited Mobility
Preparing and eating a meal can be a difficult task for someone with mobility problems due to arthritis. Here are some ways to make that task easier.
- WebMD Presents: Arthritis - Therapy in Motion - Aquatics
People with arthritis increasingly turn to water exercise for several key reasons.
- WebMD Presents: Arthritis - Therapy in Motion - Stretching
WebMD Presents: Arthritis - Therapy in Motion - Stretching