arthritis

Imbalances or abnormalities in the microbial colonies in your gut could adversely affect immune function

By Ask the Doctors • October 8, 2021

Ankle arthritis is a painful and sometimes debilitating condition. Treatments can range from nonsurgical to intensive surgery

By Ask the Doctors • August 16, 2021

Read more about treatments for arthritis

By Ask the Doctors • May 24, 2021

Here are several things one can do to manage the progression of arthritis

By Ask the Doctors • April 2, 2021

Dear Doctor: Can you please explain what gout is and how it’s treated? Our father is 81 years old and was just told that he has gout. His doctor says it could be because he takes water pills for swelling due to congestive heart failure. Does that make sense?

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By Ask the Doctors • September 23, 2020
Dear Doctor: A friend suggested I try MSM crystals for arthritis. What are they, and do they work? If they do, where can I find them? Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur-containing compound naturally found in plants such as Brussels sprouts, [...]
By Ask the Doctors • October 10, 2018
Dear Doctor: I’ve suffered joint pain for years. Being prescribed 15 milligrams of Meloxicam has been wonderful. What are your thoughts on Meloxicam use? Meloxicam (Mobic) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that, like all such drugs, inhibits the formation of [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 29, 2018
Most Americans will have walked 75,000 miles by the time they reach the age of 50 – the equivalent of trekking around the Earth on the equator three times. But all this walking results in significant wear and tear on our feet. “Regular foot care at every [...]
By Simi Singer • August 6, 2018
Dear Doctor: Are there natural remedies for arthritis? Exercises that could help? My pain is in the upper arms and shoulders. Osteoarthritis, the kind that you’re describing, is the most common type of arthritis.  It’s caused by degeneration of the cartilage [...]
By Ask the Doctors • June 18, 2018
Dear Doctors: I love to go for long walks and lately have noticed that I’m developing pain in my hip joints. I think that’s just part of aging but my daughter is urging me to try a glucosamine supplement. Can this really be helpful? Dr. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 25, 2018