Make the Most of Osteoarthritis Doctor Appointments
Ali Esfahani
Ali Esfahani
April 23, 2019
Management of chronic pain can be frustrating and difficult for both doctor and patient. Here's how to optimize your time with an osteoarthritis doctor.

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Osteoarthritis Triggers

Avoid These Osteoarthritis Triggers to Stay Flare Free

OA flare-ups are painful and take their toll on sufferers. Know your osteoarthritis triggers so you can go through life as flare-free as possible!
by Krystina Ostermeyer on November 9, 2016
Infographic OA and Anxiety Infographic

How to Soothe Your OA Anxiety

Many chronic illness sufferers experience anxiety. It could be a pre-existing condition, but in many cases it is due to their pain and stress.
by NewLifeOutlook Team on April 26, 2016
Arthritis Headaches

The Truth About Arthritis Headaches

One of the lesser-known symptoms of arthritis is that it can cause chronic headaches. These arthritis headaches have several causes, but are easily treated.
by Ali Esfahani on November 10, 2015
What to Say to Someone With Arthritis

What to Say to Someone With Arthritis

What should you be saying to people like me? We’re not looking for pity or suggestions on how to get better, and we’re not trying to complain endlessly.
by Ali Esfahani on October 21, 2015
Broccoli for Osteoarthritis Treatment

Broccoli for Osteoarthritis Treatment?

Research suggests that a compound found in broccoli could be a worthwhile osteoarthritis treatment.
by Patricia Bratianu on May 27, 2015
Is There a Link Between Osteoarthritis and Alcohol Consumption?

Is There a Link Between Osteoarthritis and Alcohol Consumption?

A US study that involved over 500 women reported no significant link between osteoarthritis and alcohol.
by Brenda Vanta on May 6, 2015
Pain and Emotional Sensitivity

Emotional Sensitivity

There may be the feeling of guilt, lack of self-worth, and exaggerated emotional sensitivity, depending on the severity of the OA pain.
by Ali Esfahani on April 29, 2015
What not to Say

What Not to Say to Someone With Arthritis

Many people make unintentionally hurtful comments to those of us living with arthritis. Here’s what not to say to someone with arthritis.
by Ali Esfahani on April 22, 2015
Joint Deformity with OA

Joint Deformity with OA

Joint deformity from osteoarthritis causes pain, disfigurement, and debility. Several factors precipitate the formation of OA and joint deformity.
by Patricia Bratianu on April 15, 2015


If the arthritic changes put pressure on a nerve (i.e. neck or lower back), you can experience numbness and tingling in the hands, or legs respectively.
by Brenda Vanta on April 2, 2015