The term arthritis is used to describe a variety of rheumatic diseases that result in inflammation of the joints. While stiffness, limited range of motion, and swelling all are common symptoms of arthritis, the hallmark feature of most arthritides is pain in the joints. In some people this pain can
Doctors have at their disposal a broad array of arthritis medications: some fast-acting and widely used, some that run the risk of dependence. Your prescription will depend on the severity of your condition.
The first tier in the drug pharmacopeia available is called “the first line” of available arthritis medications. They’re
Pain behind the knee can be caused by a variety of conditions, the vast majority of which are injury-related. Some systemic diseases, however, can cause pain-behind-knee symptoms, and some life-threatening diseases also can be a source.
Here, we take a closer look at injuries as well as diseases that might lead
In the vast majority of people with psoriasis, the skin disease precedes the arthritis, but 10 to 15 percent of people will have both skin and joint symptoms. Having the skin disease does not guarantee that you’ll develop psoriatic arthritis; in fact, only 15 percent of people with psoriasis are
Arthritis can affect any joint in the body, but it is often most noticeable when it affects the hands. While it can be painful and functionally limiting, self-help strategies and medication can help ease the symptoms.
OA or RA? The most common type of arthritis in seniors is osteoarthritis (OA), in
Biologics for RA May Help Prevent Rapid Bone Loss.
Early, aggressive treatment with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), particularly biologic drugs may help prevent progressive bone loss in patients with RA, according to a new review by the international Osteoporosis Foundation’s Chronic Inflammation and Bone Structure Working Group. DMARDs act on the
Q. I have mild pain in my knee because of osteoarthritis (OA). What’s the latest thinking on the glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate supplement’s effectiveness against OA pain?
A. Study results released in 2006 showed that glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate supplements gave significant relief to patients with moderate-to-severe OA pain; however, it was not
Whether we are aware of it or not, our skin is engaged in an around-the-clock fight against forces from within and without. Regardless of the direction from which they come, if these conditions, disorders, and diseases prevail, even on a temporary basis, the results can be painful and unsightly. Box
Experiencing elbow pain? To get to the bottom of it, consider the elbow’s structure.
The elbow is a complex part of the arm formed by three bones: the humerus (upper arm bone), the radius (the lower arm bone on the thumb side), and the ulna (the lower arm bone on the
Our ankles are complex structures composed of four bones, the tibia and fibula (bones of the lower leg), the calcaneus (heel bone), and the talus (a small bone between the tibia, fibula and calcaneus), along with multiple tendons and ligaments.
Cushioning between the bones in the ankle is provided by