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11. Caring for Yourself in Arthritis

Living with arthritis can be tough. It affects you physically and emotionally, and also can impact all of the practical aspects of your life. Moreover, when it comes to arthritis care, everyone is different: What works for one person may not work for you—so experiment, and come up with a

6. Medications for Arthritis

Acrucial weapon in the fight against arthritis is medication that, in some cases, slows disease progression as well as easing pain, maximizing joint function, and improving quality of life. There is no one-size-fits-all solution—trial and error may be required to find the drug (or drug combination) that works for you.

5. Other Types of Arthritis

There are more than 100 types of arthritis. The two most common causes of chronic disabling arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and each has its own chapter in this report. In this chapter, we look at other common types of arthritis: gout, pseudogout, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis

2. Diagnosing Joint Pain

There are more than 100 types of arthritis, so when it comes to diagnosis the first challenge is to determine the cause of the inflammation. The second challenge is to evaluate the extent of tissue involvement and level of disease. For example, is there an acute and self-limiting inflammation of

From The Author

Dear Reader,
If you suffer from arthritis (a group of diseases characterized by inflammation of a joint or joints) you are in good company—over 54 million Americans have arthritis. You may be reading this report because you want to learn more about your condition and how best to manage it, or

7. Foot/Ankle Pain

Given the complexity of the foot (26 bones, 33 joints, and 120 muscles, ligaments, and nerves) and the pressure put on a foot with each step (up to five times the body’s weight), it is not surprising that 75 percent of people in the U.S. have foot pain sooner or

What Is Gout?

What Is Gout?

Gout, a form of arthritis, occurs when uric acid crystals are deposited in the joints. Uric acid forms when the body metabolizes substances called purines, which are found in a variety of foods. In further answering the question “What is gout?” we should describe the impact food can have.

Gout is

Simple Blood Test to Detect Cancer Is in the Works

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s Kimmel Cancer Center have taken a giant step forward in cancer detection, with a simple blood test that screens for eight common cancer types—ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic, esophagus, colorectal, lung, and breast—and helps identify the location of the cancer.
These cancers are responsible for more than

9. Arthritis Self-Management: Taking Care of Yourself

Living with arthritis can be tough: It may affect you physically and emotionally, and it can have an impact on all areas of your life. Self-management is about taking control, making good decisions, advocating for yourself, and learning to stay positive when things get difficult.
When it comes to arthritis care,

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