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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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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?



Researchers develop computer model of hand to improve finger joint surgery

Mon, 29 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Clinicians and researchers in Southampton are leading a pioneering study into the use of computer-generated hand models to help improve the success of joint surgery for patients with arthritis.



Drug for refractory psoriatic arthritis shows promise in clinical trial

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a pivotal phase-3 clinical trial led by a Stanford University School of Medicine investigator, patients with psoriatic arthritis for whom standard-of-care pharmaceutical treatments have provided...



Eating more fiber may lower risk of osteoarthritis

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new meta-analysis of two large cohort studies finds a link between a high intake of fiber and painful osteoarthritis of the knee.



Diet tips for managing ankylosing spondylitis

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

What foods and nutrients are beneficial for ankylosing spondylitis and what foods should be avoided? What supplements are recommended?



Vitamin D supplements and good night's sleep may help to manage pain

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A review finds that vitamin D is involved in sleep and pain regulation and proposes that vitamin D supplements and good sleep hygiene may help manage pain.



Ankylosing spondylitis: Symptoms and early signs

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Ankylosing spondylitis may begin in the spine but what is it, what are the symptoms, and how is it diagnosed? What are the causes and complications?