Mary Paterson, 86, of Cape May Court House, believes she suffered from arthritis before this year, but falling down steps in January only made bad matters worse. "You can't do the things that you used to. I do them anyway. It's a hold up. It holds you back," said Paterson, who added her arth…

BALTIMORE - We've all heard of arthritis in the knees and even the hips. But many people may not know the thumb is prone to the joint disease as well. Neil Zimmerman, hand surgeon at the Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, said the most common type of…

Movement-based therapies such as yoga, tai chi, qigong and more mainstream forms of exercise are gaining acceptance in the world of chronic-pain management. Many pain clinics and integrative medicine centers now offer movement-based therapy for pain caused by cancer and cancer treatments, rh…