General Orthopedics

Arthritis Medications

A Patient’s Guide to Medications for Arthritis Doctors have only a few kinds of drugs to help treat the many different kinds of arthritis. The three classes of arthritis medications doctors prescribe are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Uses of NSAIDs The […]

Arthritis Rehabilitation

A Patient’s Guide to Rehabilitation for Arthritis Introduction Arthritis is the most common cause of chronic disability. There is no cure for most forms of arthritis. But with some effort, you don’t need to lose all the movement in your joints. A rehabilitation program can help you maintain and even […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis

A Patient’s Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis Introduction Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, or long-term, inflammatory form of arthritis. RA is considered an autoimmune disease, in which your immune system attacks the tissues of your own body. In RA, the immune system mostly attacks tissues in the joints, but it […]


A Patient’s Guide to Fibromyalgia Introduction Fibromyalgia, a common painful disorder among women in their middle years (40 to 60 years old) is no longer considered a “disease” but rather a syndrome. The term “syndrome” is used to represent a group of symptoms that tend to occur together either at […]