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The term arthritis literally means joint inflammation, but it also is used to refer to more than 100 rheumatic diseases. These diseases can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in joints and may also affect other parts of the body.
Find answers in our in-depth reports on arthritis:
Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
Living With Arthritis
Help for hip pain
When your hip joint begins to break down, you're in for constant pain. It wakes you up at night and curtails most of your physical activities during the day. Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options that can greatly improve this chronic, painful condition.
Dietary supplements for osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is by far the most common form of arthritis. So common, in fact, that if you are over 40, there is a 90% chance you already show signs, though you probably don't know it. Find out if there are supplements that may provide relief.
Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)
The American College of Rheumatology
The Arthritis Foundation
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)