Bone & Joint

What do I need to know about my bones and joints?
Knowing the fundamentals of bone and joint health can help you better understand and treat medical conditions like arthritis and osteoporosis. For more information, click here.

What is osteoarthritis?

Almost everyone over the age of 65 has some form of arthritis. The pain can be mild, just causing some discomfort, or it can be so severe that it is almost crippling. For more information, click here.

How can I treat osteoarthritis?
Many great over-the-counter treatments as well as prescription drugs are available to treat arthritis pain. However, the best medicine is often weight loss and exercise. For more information, click here.

What is back pain?

Back pain is one of the most common conditions in America. It affects all of us at some time. Back pain is not a "disease", but rather a symptom of some other ailment. For more information, click here.

How can I treat back pain?

The treatment of back pain depends on the cause of the pain and its duration. Numerous drug and non-drug therapies are available. For more information, click here.

What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is often called a "silent" disease. Most people have no idea they have the condition or are at risk for the condition as there are no symptoms of osteoporosis until it is far advanced. For more information, click here.

How can I prevent osteoporosis?
Many cases of osteoporosis are preventable. The typical American consumes less than half of the daily recommended amount of calcium. Are you getting enough calcium in your diet? For more information, click here.

How can I treat osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis can be treated with prescription medications, but do not forget about calcium and vitamin D supplementation. For more information, click here.

What can I do to promote bone and joint health?
Consider these tips for promoting bone and joint health. For more information, click here.

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