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4. Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease involving joints and other organs in the body. It affects about 1.5 million Americans and 1 percent of the population worldwide, causing chronic pain, joint deformity, and significant disability.
What Happens in Rheumatoid Arthritis?
The disease process of RA is complex and not fully

4. Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease involving joints and other organs in the body. It is a cause of chronic pain, joint deformity, and significant disability affecting about 1.5 million Americans and 1 percent of the population worldwide. Women are affected three times more often than men,

2. The Diagnostic Evaluation of Joint Pain

When it comes to managing arthritis, one size does not fit all. There are more than 100 types of arthritis: So the first challenge is to determine the cause of the inflammation. There is no definitive test for any of the common causes, so diagnosis relies on the detective skills

Polyarthritis: What It Is and How to Live with It

Polyarthritis: What It Is and How to Live with It

If you have pain in four or more joints, you’ve likely experienced what’s called polyarthritis. It isn’t a specific condition per se; polyarthritis typically is underpinned by another form of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or gout. In some cases, polyarthritis can be traced back to an immune system

Hip Bursitis Can Cause Pain and Impede Mobility

Hip Bursitis Can Cause Pain and Impede Mobility

You may or may not be familiar with the term “bursae,” but these fluid-filled sacs perform an important function in your body. Situated between the bones and the tendons that make up a joint, bursae form a protective cushion that helps prevent friction as joints move. But like the bones

Ask the Doctor: Stabbing Breast Pain; Endometriosis; Polyarthritis

Q: I’ve recently been experiencing occasional stabbing pain in my breasts. Might this be a sign of a serious problem?

A: Report the pain to your doctor, who can assess whether the pain you are experiencing is related to an underlying health problem. Assuming there isn’t one, it is likely that

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