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There are over 100 conditions that fall under the umbrella of arthritis, with the arthritis A-Z including disorders such as ankylosing spondylitis, gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and tendinitis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthri



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Subchondral bone cyst: Causes, treatment, and symptoms

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is a subchondral bone cyst and what is the link between subchondral bone cyst and osteoarthritis? What are the risk factors and how is it treated?



Certain occupations linked to an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research indicates that certain occupations may put workers at an elevated risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.



Arthritis on the rise

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The average American today is twice as likely to be diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis than in the years before World War II, Harvard scientists say, but that increase can't be blamed on the reasons...



Rain increases joint pain? Google suggests otherwise

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Some people with achy joints and arthritis swear that weather influences their pain. New research, perhaps the deepest, data-based dive into this suggestion, finds that weather conditions in 45 U.S.



Gold injections: Can they treat rheumatoid arthritis?

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What are gold injections and can they be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis? How are gold treatments administered and what may the side effects be?



Swan neck deformity: Causes and treatment

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is a swan neck deformity and what are the causes? In this article, learn about the symptoms, how it is diagnosed, surgical options, and recovery.



Polymyalgia rheumatica: Causes, symptoms, and management

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What is polymyalgia rheumatica, who does it affect, what are the causes, and how is it diagnosed? Learn about the different treatment options available.



Mobility aids: Types, benefits, and use

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Mobility aids are designed to help people with their independence and reduce pain. What types of mobility aids are there and who can benefit from them?



Targeting 'broken' metabolism in immune cells reduces inflammatory disease

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists have uncovered a way to 'program' immune cells to cause less damage to the body, by tapping into a 'broken' chemical pathway in inflammation.



Torn meniscus: Causes, symptoms, and recovery

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:00:00 PDT

Torn meniscus is perhaps the most common type of knee injury. Learn about the causes of this cartilage tear, the symptoms, and how it is treated.



Peroneal tendonitis: Causes, treatment, and recovery

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Peroneal tendonitis affects the tendons, and can make movement difficult and painful. Learn about the causes, treatments, and outlook for this condition.



New technology to manipulate cells could help treat Parkinson's, arthritis, other diseases

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

DNA strands in materials act like traffic signals to start, stop cell activity or regenerate tissue.



Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common arthritis for children. What are the causes, what are the subtypes, and how might it be managed long-term?



Reactive arthritis: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Reactive arthritis is a painful type of inflammation that can occur in the legs and back. Find out about the symptoms and how to treat this condition.



Why is osteoarthritis more common among women? Study sheds light

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study provides insight into why women are more likely to develop OA than men, and estrogen and microRNAs in synovial fluid may hold the answer.



Arthritis drug does not cross placenta in pregnancy, study finds

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study suggests that the arthritis drug certolizumab pegol is safe to use in pregnancy, after finding little to no placental transfer from mother to child.



Study links immune responses to intestinal microbes with rheumatoid arthritis

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), self-reactive T cell responses cause inflammation and progressive damage to synovial joints.



Sarcoidosis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Sarcoidosis is a chronic inflammatory condition which causes persistent granulomas. It can affect any organ, but most often affects the lungs.



New gene mutations found in white blood cells in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Gene mutations accumulating in cells are typical of the development of cancer.



Dermatomyositis: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Dermatomyositis is a condition characterized by rashes and muscle weakness. In this article, learn about which treatments can manage the condition.



Rheumatoid arthritis: Regular fish intake may ease symptoms

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Eating more than two portions of fish every week was found to reduce disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, a new study reveals.



Adult-onset Still's disease: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the rare disorder, adult-onset Still's disease. What are the causes, the different treatments available, and the outlook?



Arthritis drug could cure severe heart condition

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers find that drug being tested for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis may also hold the key to preventing aortic valve stenosis.



Best exercises and postures for ankylosing spondylitis

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Following an exercise routine can help people with ankylosing spondylitis manage their symptoms and slow the progression of the condition.



Ankylosing spondylitis: Pictures, early signs, and progression

Mon, 29 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

in this article, learn about ankylosing spondylitis which is a type of arthritis. What are the symptoms, how is it diagnosed, and how might it be treated?