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  • Reactive Arthritis

    Reactive arthritis occurs when your immune system reacts to an infection somewhere else in your body. It can affect your… your body. It can make your joints swell and hurt, similar to arthritis. It can also affect your eyes and genitals. Reactive arthritis may be…

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-lasting inflammatory disorder. It causes swelling and pain in the lining of your joints. Doctors aren’t… What is rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic (lasting) inflammatory disorder. It causes swelling and pain in the lining of your joints. It…

  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, a joint condition that affects teens and children… What is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis? Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is a disease. It causes joint pain and swelling. It typically starts before the age of…

  • My Aching Joints! Is It Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    Dr. Shweta Akhouri

    If you’re having joint pain, tell your family doctor. Treating early can help prevent or reduce lifelong disability… had slowly gotten worsen over time to the point that she often had to use a wheelchair. There are many kinds of arthritis. When people talk about…

  • Osteoarthritis

    Arthritis is swelling of the joints. It’s painful and can limit your movement. There are many kinds of arthritis. Osteoarthritis… Arthritis is inflammation (swelling) of the joints. It causes pain and often limits movement of the affected joints. There are many kinds of arthritis

  • Shoulder Problems

    Shoulder injuries, arthritis and inflammation in and around joints are common problems in adults, often causing severe pain, discomfort and… Shoulder injuries, arthritis and inflammation in and around joints are common problems in adults, often causing severe pain, discomfort and immobility. Follow this chart to…

  • Pseudogout

    Pseudogout is a type of arthritis that causes painful swelling in one or more of your joints. It can lead… What is pseudogout? Pseudogout is a type of arthritis that causes painful swelling in one or more of your joints. It can lead to…

  • Gout

    Gout is a common type of arthritis. It is marked by swelling and pain in your joints. It most often… What medicine can I take to prevent future gout attacks? If I have gout, am I at risk of other types of arthritis? Am I…

  • Caregiver Health and Wellness

    Caregivers are at increased risk for a number of health problems. Learn about these conditions and what you can do… A caregiver is someone who gives basic care to a person who has a chronic medical condition. Some examples of chronic conditions are cancer,…

  • Lyme Disease

    Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread by ticks. It can cause fever, joint and muscle aches, and a “bull’s-eye”… What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is spread by ticks. It was first recognized in 1975. Large numbers of children around the…

  • How to Stop Steroid Medicines Safely

    Steroids work to reduce redness, swelling, and soreness and come in pill form, as inhalers or nasal sprays, and as… form, as inhalers or nasal sprays, and as creams and ointments. Steroid pills help treat inflammation and pain in conditions such as arthritis and lupus…

  • Caregiver Stress

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It can be challenging, and they often experience stress and get… lasts for a long time or doesn’t go away. Some examples of chronic conditions include: cancer aftereffects of stroke multiple sclerosis arthritis diabetes Alzheimer’s disease…

  • Joint and Soft Tissue Injections

    A joint or soft tissue injection is a shot in either a joint, like your knee, or a soft tissue… such as the space between a muscle and bone. Injections can help diagnose or treat many different conditions. Examples include: bursitis tendonitis arthritis osteoarthritis carpal…

  • Hereditary Hemochromatosis

    Hereditary hemochromatosis is a disease in which your body has too much iron. This extra iron can damage your tissues… t get rid of the extra iron, and it ends up damaging your tissues and organs. It can lead to liver damage, arthritis, heart problems,…

  • Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It’s a challenging job, so caregivers also need to take care… away. Some examples of chronic conditions include: Children with special needs (cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism). Cancer. Effects of stroke. Multiple sclerosis. Arthritis. Diabetes. Alzheimer’s disease…

  • Down Syndrome in Adults: Staying Healthy

    Adults with Down syndrome should see their doctors regularly for preventive health care. They may be at greater risk for… need to be checked for certain health problems that are more common in people who have Down syndrome. Examples include thyroid disease, arthritis, and problems…

  • Falls: How to Lower Your Risk

    A fall at an older age can have serious consequences to your health and independence. Reduce your risk for falling… see if you are at a higher risk of falling. In addition to age, certain medical conditions put you at risk, including arthritis, cataracts, and…

  • Low-purine Diet

    A low-purine diet is limits foods with high purine and can help prevent or treat gout and kidney stones. Learn… of uric acid crystals in the joints can cause certain health issues. The main ones are kidney stones and a type of arthritis known as…