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Where Does It Hurt?

Back & Neck

The spine runs from the back of the neck to the lower back and can be painful and stiff from problems such as arthritis and muscle stress.

Shoulders

These ball-and-socket joints move in almost all directions. Shoulders are prone to arthritis injury and fracture.

Elbows

Elbows can be affected by arthritis and repetitive use that can mean ongoing pain and stiffness.

Hips

These ball-and-socket joints move in almost all directions. Arthritis and osteoporosis can mean pain, stiffness or fracture.

Wrists, Hands & Fingers

Wrist, hand and finger joints are among the most important joints for performing daily activities.

Knees

The largest joints in the body, like the knees, are vulnerable to injury and arthritis.

Ankles

The ankle is a complex joint with many moving parts, making it vulnerable to injury and arthritis.

Foot, Heel & Toe

As the foundation of the body, feet bear the brunt of the weight. Arthritis and impact-related injuries are common in feet.

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Arthritis Today Magazine Extras

For your convenience, here are the links to the online stories referenced throughout the January-February 2012 issue.

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In the latest issue of the magazine you read how corticosteroids can lead to vitamin D deficiency. Now learn nine easy tips to boosting your vitamin D levels.

Dr. Sternberg’s Column, “Soothing Sounds”

Esther Sternberg, MD, rheumatologist, researcher and author of Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-being, explores how sounds can help ease pain in her latest column. Read it here.

Soothing Pain With Music

Dr. Sternberg shared her insights on the powers of healing sounds. Here learn how music can relieve pain.

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