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Frequently Asked Questions: Arthritis

A sampling of the most common types of questions people ask the Arthritis Foundation. If you have a question that is not answered here, send a question to an Arthritis Answers information specialist for answers.

Review Date: November 30, 2012

Arthritis Foundation

Arthritis Advice

Arthritis is one of the most common diseases in this country. Rest, exercise, eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, and learning the right way to use and protect your joints are key to living with any kind of arthritis.

Review Date: March 16, 2011

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

Osteoarthritis: Handout on Health

This guide discusses osteoarthritis -- the most common type of arthritis, especially among older individuals. Osteoarthritis symptoms (pain, swelling, and loss of motion) and treatments are covered and some helpful therapy is illustrated.

Review Date: November 30, 2012

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse