Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes joint pain and stiffness. If you’re living with osteoarthritis, you’re not alone. And you needn't suffer. The rheumatologists and orthopedic specialists at St. John Providence Health System are speciallty trained to recognize and treat osteoarthritis and joint conditions so that you can lead a healthy, active life. For more information, visit the the Hip and Knee Center at St. John Hospital and Medical Center and the Total Joint (Hip/Knee) Replacement Center at Providence Hospital.
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Action Plan for Osteoarthritis
Taking arthritis medication is important, but what you do for yourself, including exercising, doing relaxation exercises and managing your emotions and attitudes, is just as crucial to your ability to lead an active, productive life.
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Orthopedic surgeons use arthroscopy to diagnose and treat joint problems. An arthroscope is a small, tube shaped instrument that is used to look inside a joint.
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About Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases
Arthritis, itself a group of more than 100 different diseases, is one category of rheumatic diseases.
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Children Living with a Rheumatic Disease
Detailed information on living with a rheumatic disease
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The Toll of Arthritis
One in three adult Americans -- about 70 million -- has arthritis or another chronic joint condition, according to 2001 statistics (the latest available) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least half of all people who suffer from these conditions are younger than 65. You can reduce your pain and disability by maintaining a healthful weight and being active.