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Pain Behind Knee? Injury vs. Disease-Related Causes

Pain Behind Knee? Injury vs. Disease-Related Causes

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

RA Treatment: Simpler is Better

Recent research shows that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are more likely to follow a simple drug therapy program, such as methotrexate (MTX) plus a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi), than follow a “triple-therapy” regimen of MTX, hydroxychloroquine, and sulfasalazine, according to a recent study published in Arthritis Care &

Newsbriefs: Gum Bacteria; RA

Gum Bacteria May Lead to RA.
Gum disease has long been associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but recently researchers believe they have found the microbe that can generate the production of antibodies in patients with RA. These markers, found in blood samples of 76 percent of RA patents, are anti-citrullinated protein

Common Causes of Elbow Pain

Common Causes of Elbow Pain

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

Common Causes of Ankle Pain

Common Causes of Ankle Pain

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

Psoriatic Arthritis Causes and Symptoms

Psoriatic Arthritis Causes and Symptoms

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

Coping With Arthritis in Your Hands

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

Newsbriefs: RA; High-Energy Lunch; Microbes

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

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