Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis—affecting more than 32.5 million U.S. adults. It becomes more common as people grow older, and it occurs more often in women than men, especially after age 50. The most commonly affected joints include the hands, knees, hips, neck, and lower back. Symptoms may include pain, joint stiffness, and joint changes that limit movement.
A variety of complementary health approaches, including both psychological and physical approaches (mind and body practices) and dietary supplements, have been studied for osteoarthritis symptoms. Here are 7 things you should know about complementary approaches for osteoarthritis: