Joint Conditions


Knee Replacement Goes Ultra High Tech

Knee replacement surgery is now more customized than ever thanks to 3D technology. How it helps you choose the right implant, speeds recovery and more…

Joint Conditions

Bee Venom Injections Relieve Knee Osteoarthritis

Injecting honey bee venom into the knee improves osteoarthritis pain and disability, according to recent research. Read on for the details…


Arthritis Drugs Linked to Depression

People treated with a biologic drug for inflammatory joint disease are more likely to also take an antidepressant or anti-anxiety drug. The details…

Natural Healing Secrets for Women

When Menopause Causes Arthritis…How to Ease the Pain and Get Back to Life

Occasional discomfort in hand joints progressed so that daily tasks—typing, cooking, carrying groceries—were painful. Here’s the way to relief.

Joint Conditions

Faster, Better Recovery from Hip and Knee Replacement

Choosing the right doctor and hospital and optimizing health pre-surgery can make all the difference in your recovery. Secrets on how to do both…

Joint Conditions

Aching Feet? It Could Be Arthritis

If your feet ache, it’s easy to blame your shoes or some other obvious culprit. But arthritis could be the real cause. Red flags—and how to get relief…

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Bye, Bye Baker’s Cyst: No Cortisone, Drugs or Knee Surgery

The patient’s “rheumatic” knee grew a painful cyst. Dr. Rubman found the real cause (diet—not arthritis) and healed the cyst with natural treatments.


Got Hip or Knee Arthritis Pain? A Steroid Shot Is Too Risky

Think twice before getting a steroid shot to relieve pain from hip or knee arthritis. It can lead to serious complications, new research shows…

Joint Conditions

Why Is My Ankle So Weak?

If your ankle feels like it might give out, it may not be due to an injury. To learn about the causes of this common complaint—and how to fix it…

Nature Doc's Patient Diary

Surgery-Free Treatment for Rotator Cuff Injury

A retired orthopedic surgeon sought noninvasive relief for a rotator cuff injury. Oral and topical treatments are helping…no surgery in sight!


Got Painful Hand Arthritis? Get Relief Without Drugs

When your hands hurt due to arthritis, even the simplest tasks can be challenging. Here are the under-the-radar options doctors rarely talk about…

Joint Conditions

What Can I Do at the Gym When I Have Hip Pain?

When your hips are hurting, you don’t have to forgo your gym workouts. These exercises won’t bother your hips—and may even ease the pain…

Common Threads

A Whole New World for My Hips

Proper training and proper treatment of joint pain is bringing Sarah Hiner from being a wannabe to a runner. Her secret? Muscle balance

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Could You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Not Know It?

If you have rheumatoid arthritis symptoms but tests come back negative, you could have seronegative RA. Here’s how to get diagnosed and treated.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

7 Natural Ways to Relieve the Pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lifestyle changes and natural remedies can complement your rheumatoid arthritis medications.