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Hands affected by rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune form of arthritis
ICD-10 M00.-M25.
ICD-9 710-719
DiseasesDB 15237
MedlinePlus 001243
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MeSH D001168
.Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides) is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body.^ Rheumatoid Arthritis: Inflammation of the joint lining.
  • Symptoms, Treatment & Tips for Arthritis Care 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.agingcare.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Arthritis involves inflammation of one or more joints and the breakdown of cartilage.
  • dreddyclinic.com - Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.dreddyclinic.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Arthritis means inflammation of the joints.
  • Arthritis: How to Stay Active and Independent -- familydoctor.org 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC familydoctor.org [Source type: General]

.There are over 100 different forms of arthritis[1].^ There are over 100 different types of arthritis.
  • Arthritis: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.nlm.nih.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Arthritis - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment of Arthritis - NY Times Health Information 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC health.nytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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  • What is Arthritis? 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.medhelp.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are over 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions.
  • Arthritis Symptoms / Arthritis Diagnosis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC arthritis.about.com [Source type: General]

^ There are over 100 different forms of arthritis and many different symptoms and treatments.

.The most common form, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age.^ Osteoarthritis - most common type occurring with aging and "wear-and-tear".
  • Arthritis Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments and Causes - WrongDiagnosis.com 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.wrongdiagnosis.com [Source type: General]

^ Degenerative joint disease is also called osteoarthritis.

^ Osteoarthritis is very common form of Arthritis and affects most of the people.
  • Arthritis Treatment - Amazing Arthritis Relief - Types of Arthritis - Natural Remedies for Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.greenherbalremedies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Other arthritis forms are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and autoimmune diseases in which the body attacks itself.^ In its various forms arthritis can also affect other parts of the body.
  • Alltop - Top Arthritis News 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC arthritis.alltop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease affecting 2.1 ...
  • arthritis Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC technorati.com [Source type: General]

^ Rheumatoid arthritis is often considered to be an autoimmune disease.
  • Arthritis and Celiac Disease 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.celiac.com [Source type: Academic]

.Septic arthritis is caused by joint infection.^ Canine arthritis is caused by inflammation in the joints.

^ Infection: TB Septic arthritis Reactive arthritis .
  • http://www.childsdoc.org/spring98/arthritis/arthritis.asp 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.childsdoc.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Reactive arthritis is inflammation of the joints caused by certain bacterial infections.
  • National Association of Special Education Teachers: Arthritis in Child Rheumatoid � National Association of Special Education Teachers 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.naset.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The major complaint by individuals who have arthritis is pain.^ Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions are a major cause of pain and disability, affecting around 6.1 million Australian and placing a high economic and personal burden on the community.
  • Arthritis NSW | Types of Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.arthritisnsw.org.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Spirituality May Help Relieve Pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients who use religion or spirituality to cope with the chronic pain of rheumatoid arthritis can reduce their pain and boost their sense of well-being.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.mercola.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A female who had had arthritis for nine years, with enlarged joints in her hands, which she couldn't close, had to take aspirin every day for the pain.

.Pain is often a constant and daily feature of the disease.^ The disease causes limited range of motion, joint pain, and stiffness which affect daily living activities.
  • Arthritis Symptoms / Arthritis Diagnosis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC arthritis.about.com [Source type: General]

^ We have seen countless patients, just treated with NSAIDs, who progressed rapidly to a severe disabling disease, often with poor pain control.
  • Arthritis and Celiac Disease 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.celiac.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Rheumatoid arthritis: A chronic, inflammatory disease of the body that produces its most prominent manifestations in joints, often leading to joint pain, stiffness, and deformity.
  • 2 Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.healthypeople.gov [Source type: Academic]

.The pain may be localized to the back, neck, hip, knee or feet.^ Joint pain in the back and feet are common.
  • Arthritis Of The Foot and Ankle information at MyFootShop.com! 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.myfootshop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious disease which affects not only the joints of the fingers, wrists, hips, knees, and feet, but also the muscles, tendons and other tissues of the body.
  • Arthritis Herbal Remedies, Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.planetayurveda.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It causes pain and stiffness, particularly in the areas of neck, shoulders, hips and spine.
  • Weather and Rheumatism | Arthritis | Fibromyalgia 18 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.manfredkaiser.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The pain from arthritis occurs due to inflammation that occurs around the joint, damage to the joint from disease, daily wear and tear of joint, muscles strains caused by forceful movements against stiff, painful joints and fatigue.^ Arthritis is defined as an inflammation of joints due to infectious, metabolic, or constitutional causes.
  • Arthritis Eguide :: New developments on Arthritis symptoms and treatments from DermaTechRx Research Center 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.dermatechrx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It restricts the smooth mobility and causes stiffness and pains in the joints.
  • Arthritis Treatment - Amazing Arthritis Relief - Types of Arthritis - Natural Remedies for Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.greenherbalremedies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rheumatoid arthritis-Gout-arthritis-pain in joints- inflammation of joints ayurveda remedy .
  • Arthrits- An herbal remedy for rheumatoid arthritis-auto immune disease- joint pain-inflammation of joints 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.ayurhelp.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The most important factor in treatment is to understand the disorder and find ways to overcome the obstacles which prevent physical exercise.^ Back to Top - - - - - - - - - - - - Possible Lifestyle Changes for Rheumatism / Rheumatoid Arthritis There is no way to prevent rheumatism, but early diagnosis and treatment can improve the outcome.
  • Rheumatism / Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Information & Causes 18 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.herbalremedies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AN IMPORTANT NOTE: This page is not in any way offered as prescription, diagnosis nor treatment for any disease, illness, infirmity or physical condition.
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^ Treatment for fibromyalgia, is as discussed above for MPS. In addition to medical therapy, physical modalities which have been helpful include: Stretching and flexibility exercises (Yoga may be appropriate in this context).
  • Soft Tissue Rheumatism at Sobieraj.Com 18 September 2009 19:019 UTC people.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

Epidemiology

.Arthritis is a disease of the elderly, but children can also be affected by the disease.^ Arthritis is the diseases that affected the joints.
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^ Gender does not play any role in who becomes affected by this disease because it has been found that both males and females are equally prone to developing psoriatic arthritis.
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^ Osteoarthritis Also known as degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting an estimated 20.7 million adults in the United States.

.More than 70% of individuals in North America affected by arthritis are over the age of 65. Arthritis is more common in women than men at all ages and affects all races, ethnic groups and cultures.^ However, women are three times more vulnerable to arthritis than men.

^ This condition affects women 10 times more often than men.
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^ RA is more common in women than men.
  • Age Page: Arthritis Advice 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.nia.nih.gov [Source type: General]

.An estimated 46 million individuals in USA have arthritis and the numbers continue to increase each year.^ March 15th, 2009 Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and it is estimated that at least 21 million adults in the United States alone suffer from this ailment.
  • Arthritis Hub 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC arthritishub.net [Source type: General]

^ Approximate number of Americans, in millions, living with arthritis or chronic joint symptoms in 2006, according to the Arthritis Foundation.

^ In recent years, research has led to a new understanding of rheumatoid arthritis and has increased the likelihood that, in time, researchers will find even better ways to treat the disease.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

.Close to one million individuals are admitted to hospitals each year because of their arthritis.^ But 9-year-old Crystal Gonzales is one of about 40 young people here...because they have juvenile arthritis .
  • http://topics.healthvideo.com/healthy-aging/arthritis.htm 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC topics.healthvideo.com [Source type: News]

^ About 50 million people in the United States suffer from one or the other type of arthritis.

^ A Complete Illustrated Guide to Cooking with Arthritis Are you one of the millions of people that suffer from arthritis, a chronic disease, or a physical injury?

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History and physical examination

.All arthritides feature pain.^ "All the patients had typical diagnostic features: skeletal pains, backache, stiffness, rigidity and restricted movements of the spine and other joints."

.Pain patterns may differ depending on the arthritides and the location.^ The pain often occurs symmetrically but may be more severe on one side of the body, depending on which hand the person uses more often.

^ Pain and stiffness in the joints is the most common symptom of arthritis, but depending on the type of arthritis your loved one has, symptoms may vary.
  • Symptoms, Treatment & Tips for Arthritis Care 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.agingcare.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also, bones and muscles have different densities, and the unequal expansion and contraction during temperature and humidity variations may increase the pain in inflamed or injured joints and muscles.
  • Weather and Rheumatism | Arthritis | Fibromyalgia 18 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.manfredkaiser.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Rheumatoid arthritis is generally worse in the morning and associated with stiffness; in the early stages, patients often have no symptoms after a morning shower.^ In its early stages, its symptoms may resemble those of arthritis .

^ M ycoplasma infections in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients .
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^ Rheumatoid arthritis patients are more susceptible.
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.In the aged and children, pain might not be the main presenting feature; the aged patient simply moves less, the infantile patient refuses to use the affected limb.^ The patient may present with severe pain...

^ Even if only one joint is affected, you might need to change the way you do many daily activities to use this joint less.
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^ Aspirin is used to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation, allowing patients to move more easily and carry out normal activities.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

Elements of the history of the disorder guide diagnosis. .Important features are speed and time of onset, pattern of joint involvement, symmetry of symptoms, early morning stiffness, tenderness, gelling or locking with inactivity, aggravating and relieving factors, and other systemic symptoms.^ Symptoms: Pain and stiffness in joints .
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^ Other symptoms include stiffness, swelling, redness and warmth in the joint.

^ Fish oil capsules reduce morning stiffness and joint tenderness.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment & Information :: New Zealand Natural Remedy for Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.lovelyhealth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Physical examination may confirm the diagnosis, or may indicate systemic disease.^ Rheumatoid factor also can be positive in some other diseases; however, a positive RF in a person who has symptoms consistent with those of rheumatoid arthritis can be useful in confirming a diagnosis.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Laboratory tests: A number of lab tests may be useful in confirming a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Because some forms of arthritis, such as lupus, may affect other organs, a complete physical examination including the heart, lungs, abdomen, nervous system, and eyes, ears, and throat may be necessary.

.Radiographs are often used to follow progression or assess severity in a more quantitative manner.^ Adalimumab (ADD-ah-lim-u-mab) or Humira is used to decreased signs, symptoms, and progression of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis.

^ The pain often occurs symmetrically but may be more severe on one side of the body, depending on which hand the person uses more often.

^ If the arthritis is more severe, they may need to take additional medicines to decrease pain and inflammation and to slow the progression of the disease.
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC kidshealth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.While evidence of primary ankle (kaki) osteoarthritis has been discovered in dinosaurs, the first known traces of human arthritis date back as far as 4500 BC.^ Arthritis has been noted to exist way back to roughly 4500 BC when it was found in humans but there are proofs that even dinosaurs have contracted ankle osteoarthritis.
  • Arthritis and joint pain information for those suffering on a daily basis. 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.arthritisinc.com [Source type: General]

^ Degenerative arthritis is also known as osteoarthritis.

^ It is thought that osteoarthritis dates back to ancient humans .
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.In early reports, arthritis was frequently referred to as the most common ailment of prehistoric peoples.^ Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis.
  • Arthritis NSW | Types of Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.arthritisnsw.org.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis in older people.
  • Age Page: Arthritis Advice 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.nia.nih.gov [Source type: General]

^ Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis.
  • Symptoms, Treatment & Tips for Arthritis Care 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.agingcare.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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[3] .It was noted in skeletal remains of Native Americans found in Tennessee and parts of what is now Olathe, Kansas.^ Arthritis was also found in the skeletal remains of Native Americans of Tennessee and certain areas of the present Olathe in Kansas.
  • Arthritis and joint pain information for those suffering on a daily basis. 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.arthritisinc.com [Source type: General]

^ "Organized Medicine is now as much a part of the American government as Organized Religion had been of the government in fifteenth-century Spain."
  • *How To REVERSE ARTHRITIS NOW!* - The Arthritis-Reversing Breakthrough 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC reverse-arthritis.com [Source type: General]

Evidence of arthritis has been found throughout history, from Ötzi, a mummy (circa 3000 BC) found along the border of modern Italy and Austria, to the Egyptian mummies circa 2590 BC [4]
.In 1715 William Musgrave published the second edition of his most important medical work De arthritide symptomatica which concerned arthritis and its effects.^ The drug works by suppressing the activity of IL-6, an important trigger of the inflammatory process and so reduces inflammation of the joints and relieves the systemic effects of rheumatoid arthritis.

^ Boron has a synergistic effect assisting the body's utilization of the other ingredients in Zymosine and the important minerals in your diet that can protect against arthritis.
  • Arthritis Pain Relief & Amazing Joint Health - Zymosine 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC doctorsarthritisrelief.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ [UW-Yucca] Eliminating Arthritis: This comes from a question and answer section in Dr. Christopher's Newsletters: Can something be done besides just working on the effect of arthritis?

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Extra-articular features of joint disease[6]
Cutaneous nodules
Cutaneous vasculitis lesions
Lymphadenopathy
Oedema
Ocular inflammation
Urethritis
Tenosynovitis (tendon sheath effusions)
Bursitis (swollen bursa)
Diarrhea
Orogenital ulceration
.Blood tests and X-rays of the affected joints often are performed to make the diagnosis.^ They often include blood tests and joint x-rays.
  • dreddyclinic.com - Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.dreddyclinic.com [Source type: Academic]

^ In diagnosis of Arthritis, X-rays of the affected joints often are performed.
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^ Often, you will need to have a blood test and joint x-rays.
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.Screening blood tests are indicated if certain arthritides are suspected.^ A positive blood test for the protein indicates the presence of inflammation in the body.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Doctors classify JRA into three types by the number of joints involved, the symptoms, and the presence or absence of certain antibodies found by a blood test.
  • National Association of Special Education Teachers: Arthritis in Child Rheumatoid � National Association of Special Education Teachers 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.naset.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.These might include: rheumatoid factor, antinuclear factor (ANF), extractable nuclear antigen, and specific antibodies.^ Mechanisms to antagonize the effect of tumour necrosis factor, include either a direct binding of a synthetic molecule or antibody to Tumour necrosis factor.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis by drdoc on-line 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.arthritis.co.za [Source type: Academic]

^ Rheumatoid factor (RF): Rheumatoid factor is an antibody that is present eventually in the blood of most people with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Role of enteric bacteria in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis: Evidence for antibodies to enterobacterial common antigens in rheumatoid sera and synovial fluids.
  • Reactive Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.drmirkin.com [Source type: Academic]

Disability

.Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the USA. More than 20 million individuals with arthritis have severe limitations in function on a daily basis.^ Is arthritis the nation’s most common cause of disability?
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  • Taming My Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.tamingmyarthritis.com [Source type: General]

^ Arthritis in the shoulder can cause severe pain and limited range of motion.

^ With more than 50 million Americans ...
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.Absenteeism and frequent visits to the physician are common in individuals who have arthritis.^ Existing evidence-based education interventions, such as the Arthritis Self-Help Course, are effective in reducing arthritis pain and reducing physician visits for arthritis.
  • 2 Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.healthypeople.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ A skilled physician who is knowledgeable about the medical and rehabilitation needs of people with arthritis, working with a physical therapist also familiar with the needs of people with arthritis, can design an exercise plan for each patient.
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^ The course has the additional benefit of reducing medical care costs by reducing the number of physician visits for arthritis.
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.Arthritis makes it very difficult for individuals to be physically active and soon become home bound.^ This is very good home remedy for arthritis .
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^ Taking a regular dose of liquid glucosamine can ensure that arthritis has a very limited impact on your life and you can stay as active as ever.

^ But many people also suffer from arthritis in the hands and wrists making it very difficult to function on a daily ...
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.It is estimated that the total cost of arthritis cases is close to $100 billion of which nearly 50 % accounts from lost earnings.^ Health care costs for these fractures are estimated at $13.8 billion per year in 1996 dollars.
  • 2 Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.healthypeople.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Nearly all cases of arthritis fall into one of two general classifications which are relatively easily differentiated, although poorly understood.
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^ Yelin E, Cisternas M, Pasta DJ, Trupin L, Murphy L, Helmick CG. Medical care expenditures and earnings losses of persons with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions in the United States in 1997: Total and incremental estimates.
  • CDC - Arthritis - Publications - Chronological 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.cdc.gov [Source type: Academic]

.Each year, arthritis results in nearly 1 million hospitalizations and close to 45 million outpatient visits to health care centers.^ Arthritis is the source of at least 44 million visits to health care providers, 744,000 hospitalizations, and 4 million days of hospital care per year.
  • 2 Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.healthypeople.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.
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^ SOURCE: National Institutes of Health "Arthritis and chronic joint symptoms affect nearly 70 million Americans , or about one of every three adults , making it one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States .

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.Arthritis makes it very difficult for the individual to remain physically active.^ Taking a regular dose of liquid glucosamine can reduce the pain and swelling linked to arthritis, helping you to remain active and feel youthful and energetic.

^ Sometimes rheumatoid arthritis symptoms make even the simplest activities — such as opening a jar or taking a walk — difficult to manage.

^ The arthritic symptoms of fluorosis can occur before the onset of bone changes detectable by x-ray , thereby making the early stages of fluorosis difficult to differentiate from arthritis.

.Many individuals who have arthritis also suffer from obesity, high cholesterol or have heart disease.^ Not from high profile celebrities who suffer from it.
  • The Blaylock Wellness Report: Arthritis: Confronting Chronic Joint Pain 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC w3.newsmax.com [Source type: General]

^ For many years, I have suffered arthritis pain.

^ Early diagnosis and treatment help decrease further joint damage and help control symptoms of arthritis and many other rheumatic diseases.

.Individuals with arthritis also become depressed and have fear of worsening symptoms.^ In some individuals with acute Chlamydia -associated arthritis, the disease can become chronic.
  • Arthritis Research & Therapy | Full text | Persistent Chlamydiae and chronic arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC arthritis-research.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Why do many women with arthritis feel worsening symptoms before and during their monthly menstrual periods?

^ With septic arthritis, the dog is likely to stop eating and become depressed.

Symptoms

.Irrespective of the type of arthritis, the common symptoms for all arthritis disorders include pain, swelling, joint stiffness and a constant ache around the joint(s).^ The 411 on Arthritis Inflammation of the joints, stiffness, and pain are the most common symptoms of arthritis.
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^ The first symptoms of a deficiency include tingling, pain, and stiffness in the hands.

^ Arthritis pain can be experienced whenever a stiff or swollen joint is used.

.Arthritic disorders like lupus and rheumatoid can also affect other organs in the body with a variety of symptoms.^ Rheumatoid arthritis can affect the entire body, including internal organs.
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^ Examples of autoimmune diseases include not only those that feature inflammation in the joints, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, sjogren''s syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis, but also disease of other organs, such as occurs in Hashimoto''s thyroiditis and juvenile diabetes mellitus.

^ These diseases may affect not only the joints but also other parts of the body, including important supporting structures such as muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments, as well as some internal organs.
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Types of arthritis

Primary forms of arthritis:
Secondary to other diseases:
Diseases that can mimic arthritis include:

Rheumatoid Arthritis

.Rheumatoid arthritis is a disorder where, for some unknown reason, the body's own immune system starts to attack body tissues.^ An autoimmune disease occurs when the body's immune system attacks itself.
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^ In rheumatoid arthritis, the synovium is attacked by the immune system.
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^ It is also characterized as an autoimmune disease where, for unknown reasons, the immune system attacks normal cells.
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.The attack is not only directed at the joint but to many other parts of the body.^ Arthritis can affect not only joints but also other parts of the body.

^ It can also affect other parts of the body besides the joints.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ These diseases may affect not only the joints but also other parts of the body, including important supporting structures such as muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments, as well as some internal organs.
  • FCIC: Questions and Answers aboutArthritis Pain 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.pueblo.gsa.gov [Source type: Academic]

.In rheumatoid arthritis, most damage occurs to the joint lining and cartilage which eventually results in erosion of two opposing bones.^ Rheumatoid Arthritis - by drdoc on-line .
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis by drdoc on-line 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.arthritis.co.za [Source type: Academic]

^ Rheumatoid arthritis also causes cartilage to weaken and bones to rub.
  • Arthritis | types of Arthritis | Arthritis pain | treating Arthritis | rhumatoid arthritis | Arthritis information 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.herbalcureindia.com [Source type: General]

^ Vasculitis can occur as a complication of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

.Rheumatoid arthritis affects joints in the fingers, wrists, knees and elbows.^ Effects of rheumatoid arthritis on particular joints .
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC emedicine.medscape.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Arthritis is the diseases that affected the joints.
  • Tag: Arthritis - Explore content tagged Arthritis on eHow.com 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

^ Rheumatoid Arthritis: Inflammation of the joint lining.
  • Symptoms, Treatment & Tips for Arthritis Care 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.agingcare.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The disease is symmetrical and leads to severe deformity in a few years.^ Rheumatoid arthritis: A chronic, inflammatory disease of the body that produces its most prominent manifestations in joints, often leading to joint pain, stiffness, and deformity.
  • 2 Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.healthypeople.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Uveitis can also occur several years after juvenile arthritis is in remission when the disease is not active.

^ In unlucky patients, severe deformities of joints accumulate in the first few months of a severe attack.
  • Arthritis and Celiac Disease 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.celiac.com [Source type: Academic]

.Rheumatoid arthritis occurs mostly in people aged 20 and above.^ Rheumatoid arthritis affects people differently.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Vasculitis can occur as a complication of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Although rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can occur at any age, the incidence increases with advancing age.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC emedicine.medscape.com [Source type: Academic]

.In children, the disorder can present with a skin rash, fever, pain, disability, and limitations in daily activities.^ The term disability is operationalized as self-reported activity limitations or use of assistive devices or equipment related to an activity limitation.
  • 2 Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.healthypeople.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Even when arthritis impairs only one joint, a person may have to change many daily activities to protect that joint from further damage and reduce pain.

^ Besides joint symptoms, children with systemic JRA have a high fever and a light skin rash.
  • National Association of Special Education Teachers: Arthritis in Child Rheumatoid � National Association of Special Education Teachers 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.naset.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.No one knows why rheumatoid arthritis occurs and all treatments are focused on easing the symptoms.^ Using all the above methods of treatment, one can successfully treat arthritis.

^ Alternative treatments for rheumatoid arthritis.

^ The one exception is treatments for infectious arthritis.

.With earlier diagnosis and aggressive treatment, many individuals can lead a decent quality of life.^ Early diagnosis and treatment help decrease further joint damage and help control symptoms of arthritis and many other rheumatic diseases.

^ Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions affect quality of life in many ways and are key items of personal interest to individuals with these conditions.
  • 2 Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.healthypeople.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Chief among the factors involving preserving quality of life are the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal conditionsthe major causes of disability in the United States.
  • 2 Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.healthypeople.gov [Source type: Academic]

.The drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis range from corticosteroids to monoclonal antibodies given intravenously.^ Drugs used to treat arthritis include: .
  • Osteoarthritis - NSAIDs, Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate - Life Extension Health Concern 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.lef.org [Source type: Academic]

^ U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its new drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Alltop - Top Arthritis News 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC arthritis.alltop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease (an immunologic response against a person's own tissue antigens) in which an individual's antibodies attack the joint tissues.
  • Rheumatism / Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Information & Causes 18 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.herbalremedies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The latest drugs like Remicade can significantly improve quality of life in the short term.^ Although there is no cure for most forms of arthritis, various therapies can help patients manage symptoms and improve their overall quality of life.
  • Symptoms, Treatment & Tips for Arthritis Care 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.agingcare.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Such medications, including etanercept (Enbrel), infliximab (Remicade) and adalimumab (Humira), are administered by injection and can dramatically improve your quality of life.
  • Arthritis - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment of Arthritis - NY Times Health Information 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC health.nytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • a-z health information 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.advocatehealth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • What is Arthritis? 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.medhelp.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • UCLA Health System - Health Encyclopedia 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.uclahealth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Drugs used for treatment of conditions like arthritis seemed to pose more of a risk for potential harm with long term use, than a solution.
  • canine hip dysplasia and arthritis in dogs and cats 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.arthrix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In rare cases, surgery may be required to replace joints but there is no cure for the illness.^ There is no cure for this.

^ "There is no cure for Arthritis!"

^ At present, there is no cure for arthritis.
  • About Arthritis including osteoarthritis, osteopenia, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, gout, bursitis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com [Source type: General]

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.Rheumatic fever has now seen resurgence in America primarily because of mass immigration of people from developing countries.^ People with arthritis are at risk of developing bursitis because of altered body alignment and movement.

^ These once unknown joint diseases are now becoming common as people migrate to wealthier nations or move to the big cities in their native countries.
  • McDougall Program: Medical Research: Diet: Only Hope for Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.drmcdougall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blogging is critical because the average person can now project their message to millions of people online almost instantly.
  • Arthritis Q And A 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC arthritisqanda.com [Source type: Original source]

.The disorder can present with a migratory nature of arthritis with many other features like heart problems, skin rash, gait abnormality and skin nodules.^ Arthritis causes long term health problems for more than one in seven adults and many thousands of children.
  • National Association of Special Education Teachers: Arthritis in Child Rheumatoid � National Association of Special Education Teachers 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.naset.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Early diagnosis and treatment help decrease further joint damage and help control symptoms of arthritis and many other rheumatic diseases.

^ Rheumatoid arthritis has several features that make it different from other kinds of arthritis.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

Osteoarthritis

.Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis affects larger joints of the body, like the back, hip or knee.^ Effects of rheumatoid arthritis on particular joints .
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC emedicine.medscape.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Arthritis can affect not only joints but also other parts of the body.

^ Exercise is good for joints affected by osteoarthritis.

.The disease is essentially one acquired from daily wear and tear of the joint.^ Even when arthritis impairs only one joint, a person may have to change many daily activities to protect that joint from further damage and reduce pain.

^ One of the most important factors of living with arthritis is learning to successfully manage the joint pain and stiffness that inevitably comes along with the disease.

^ With any one of the over 100 disorders that are part of the disease, patients experience an extreme amount of pain as their joints deteriorate.

.Osteoarthritis begins in the cartilage and eventually leads to the two opposing bones eroding into each other.^ As the space between the joint decreses due to the ossification of the cartilage present in the joint thus makes the bones rub with each other decreasing the locomotive activities with immense pains .
  • Arthritis - Arthritis Treatment,Diet,Arthritis Remedy,Types of Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.herbalcureindia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cartilage, the tough elastic material that cushions the ends of the bones, begins to crack and get holes in it.
  • National Association of Special Education Teachers: Arthritis in Child Rheumatoid � National Association of Special Education Teachers 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.naset.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Osteoarthritis: The most common form of arthritis, this chronic condition causes deterioration of the joint cartilage and formation of reactive new bone at the margins and subchondral areas of the joints.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Information 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.med-help.net [Source type: Academic]

.Initially, the condition starts with minor pain while walking but soon the pain can be continuous and even occur at night.^ I too have started putting on weight because I can't exercise as rigorously as i used to, but I still continue to walk and lift light weights.
  • Arthritis Remedies on Earth Clinic, Your Source for natural cures! 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.earthclinic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rhus toxicodendron: This remedy can be useful for pain in the neck and shoulders as well as the lower back, when the pain is worse on initial movement and improves with continued motion.

^ Initially, swelling occurs anteriorly, but it may be difficult to detect and is present on examination in a minority of patients at any point in time.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC emedicine.medscape.com [Source type: Academic]

.The pain can be debilitating and prevent one from doing any type of activity.^ Even when arthritis impairs only one joint, a person may have to change many daily activities to protect that joint from further damage and reduce pain.

^ Pain and stiffness in the joints is the most common symptom of arthritis, but depending on the type of arthritis your loved one has, symptoms may vary.
  • Symptoms, Treatment & Tips for Arthritis Care 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.agingcare.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many people with a mild case of osteoarthritis are simply told to ignore the condition and to avoid doing any activities that may cause pain or discomfort.
  • Osteoarthritis - NSAIDs, Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate - Life Extension Health Concern 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.lef.org [Source type: Academic]

.Osteoarthritis typically affects the weight bearing joints like the back, spine and pelvis.^ It generally initiates from small joint but soon moves to the bigger weight bearing joints like hips and knee joint.
  • Arthritis - Arthritis Treatment,Diet,Arthritis Remedy,Types of Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.herbalcureindia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pauciarticular disease typically affects large joints, such as the knees.
  • National Association of Special Education Teachers: Arthritis in Child Rheumatoid � National Association of Special Education Teachers 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.naset.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ RA may affect any synovial joint in the vertebral column, but lesions are most commonly seen in the cervical spine.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spine: eMedicine Radiology 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC emedicine.medscape.com [Source type: Academic]

.Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis is a disease of the elderly.^ Celiac disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Arthritis and Celiac Disease 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.celiac.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Rheumatoid arthritis is primarily a disease of the joints.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease (an immunologic response against a person's own tissue antigens) in which an individual's antibodies attack the joint tissues.
  • Rheumatism / Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Information & Causes 18 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.herbalremedies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

More than 30 percent of females have some degree of osteoarthritis by age 65.
Risk factors for osteoarthritis:
.Osteoarthritis, like rheumatoid arthritis, cannot be cured but one can prevent the condition from worsening.^ Any cure for rheumatoid arthritis?

^ A possible cure for rheumatoid arthritis?"
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis : Stem Cell Treatment 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.cellmedicine.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Timely information on the causes and treatments of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and related rheumatic conditions, including fibromyalgia, gout, ankylosing spondylitis, and bursitis As we age, one of the most common health problems we’re likely to face is joint pain and stiffness due to arthritis.
  • About Arthritis including osteoarthritis, osteopenia, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, gout, bursitis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com [Source type: General]

.Weight loss is the key to improving symptoms and preventing progression.^ People with RA may have other symptoms, including weakness, fatigue, weight loss, and, occasionally, fever.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.publix.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Many researchers now believe that the 'sunshine vitamin' may one day play a key role in preventing the development and progression of arthritis.

^ Early stage - may experience: Fatigue Malaise Anorexia Persistent low-grade fever Weight loss Lymphadenopathy May experience vague articular symptoms .
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Information 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.med-help.net [Source type: Academic]

.Physical therapy to strengthen muscles and joints is very helpful.^ Active physical/occupational therapy includes evaluation of specific joint utilization, and orthotics and splinting can aid the child's gait and restore elements of function.
  • http://www.childsdoc.org/spring98/arthritis/arthritis.asp 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.childsdoc.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Your child may need your help to keep doing daily physical therapy.

^ Physical exercise can reduce joint pain and stiffness and increase flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance.

.Pain medications are widely required by individuals with osteoarthritis.^ The pain was so severe that I required very strong pain medication in order to get some relief.

^ If you suffer with osteoarthritis you probably know that there are many effective medications available to relieve your pain.

^ Q. Which pain medication has the best risk-to-benefit ratio for osteoarthritis?

.When the disease is far advanced the pain the continuous, surgery may be an option.^ Advanced disease may require synovectomy, joint reconstruction, or total joint arthroplasty.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Information 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.med-help.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Changes in the home may help a person with chronic arthritis continue to live safely, productively, and with less pain.

^ Some children with pauciarticular disease outgrow arthritis by adulthood, although eye problems can continue and joint symptoms may recur in some people.
  • National Association of Special Education Teachers: Arthritis in Child Rheumatoid � National Association of Special Education Teachers 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.naset.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, joint replacement does help many individuals with osteoarthritis.^ Effects of rheumatoid arthritis on particular joints .
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC emedicine.medscape.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Rheumatoid arthritis is primarily a disease of the joints.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease (an immunologic response against a person's own tissue antigens) in which an individual's antibodies attack the joint tissues.
  • Rheumatism / Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Information & Causes 18 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.herbalremedies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Lupus

.This is a common collagen vascular disorder that can present with severe arthritis.^ CMO and MSM Arthritis is a common rheumatologic disorder.
  • Natural supplements for Arthritis pain relief, herbs, vitamins, fish oils, alternative therapy by Ray Sahelian, M.D. 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.raysahelian.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Psoriatic arthritis This form of arthritis occurs in some patients with psoriasis, a common scaling skin disorder.

^ The German Commission E has approved the use of devils claw extract for degenerative disorders of the locomotor system of which arthritis, tendonitis and back pain are common indications.
  • Arthritis Pain Relief & Amazing Joint Health - Zymosine 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC doctorsarthritisrelief.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Other features of lupus include a skin rash, extreme photosensitivity, hair loss, kidney problems, emotional lability, lung fibrosis and constant joint pain.^ The first attack of joint swelling and pain should be treated as an urgent problem to be solved.
  • Arthritis and Celiac Disease 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.celiac.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The most common symptoms exhibited are stiffness, swelling, limited mobility to one or more joints and pain, which can be extreme.
  • Arthritis and joint pain information for those suffering on a daily basis. 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.arthritisinc.com [Source type: General]

^ Diarrhea, eye problems (rare), headache, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, stomach cramps or pain.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

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Gout

.It is caused by deposition of uric acid crystals in the joint, causing inflammation.^ As uric acid accumulates, it forms crystals in the joints, which cause inflammation and pain.
  • Arthritis Treatment | Arthritis Cure | Arthritis Pain Relief from RA Symptoms | Natural Arthritis Remedies and medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Psoriatic Arthritis, Infective / Septic Arthritis, Degenerative Arthritis, Crystal Arthropathy, Osteo Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.biogetica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Uric acid crystals can accumulate in the joints causing gouty arthritis.
  • McDougall Program: Medical Research: Diet: Only Hope for Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.drmcdougall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Canine arthritis is caused by inflammation in the joints.

.There is also an uncommon form of gout caused by the formation of rhomboid crystals of calcium pyrophosphate.^ Osteoarthritis: The most common form of arthritis, this chronic condition causes deterioration of the joint cartilage and formation of reactive new bone at the margins and subchondral areas of the joints.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Information 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.med-help.net [Source type: Academic]

^ One individual was told that there was a crystallization of most all forms of any foods that have certain potential elements or salts in them.
  • RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.edgarcayce.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As uric acid accumulates, it forms crystals in the joints, which cause inflammation and pain.
  • Arthritis Treatment | Arthritis Cure | Arthritis Pain Relief from RA Symptoms | Natural Arthritis Remedies and medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Psoriatic Arthritis, Infective / Septic Arthritis, Degenerative Arthritis, Crystal Arthropathy, Osteo Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.biogetica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This gout is known as pseudogout. .In the early stages, the gouty arthritis usually occur in one joint, but with time, it can occur in many joints and be quite crippling.^ The joints are affected one at a time.

^ Children can have one or many arthritis symptoms, such as: * Joint pain.

^ Arthritis literally means inflammation of one or more joints (from Greek arthro-, joint -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides).
  • Arthritis Remedies on Earth Clinic, Your Source for natural cures! 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.earthclinic.com [Source type: Original source]

.The joints in gout can often become swollen and lose function.^ The joint becomes swollen.

^ Sometimes, the joints of those suffering with osteoarthritis may become filled with fluid that adds to the discomfort of swollen joints.
  • Arthritis Solutions n' Resources 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.awoscentral.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As the joint becomes less swollen - movement is encouraged and more active exercises resume against progressive Resistance.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis by drdoc on-line 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.arthritis.co.za [Source type: Academic]

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Severe Arthritis

.Arthritis is a painful disorder but in some individuals it progresses and causes severe deformities.^ Some yoga studios may offer specialized classes for older individuals or people with arthritis or other mobility challenges.
  • Yoga for Arthritis Patients from Johns Hopkins 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.hopkins-arthritis.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Arthritis as a symptom.

^ Muscle tenderness is not specific for RA. Severe muscle tenderness should suggest other differential diagnoses including fibromyalgia or a regional pain disorder.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC emedicine.medscape.com [Source type: Academic]

.The majority of individuals with severe rheumatoid arthritis will have deformities of their fingers.^ Such joint deformities are the hallmarks of severe, untreated rheumatoid arthritis.
  • a-z health information 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.advocatehealth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • UCLA Health System - Health Encyclopedia 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.uclahealth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious disease which affects not only the joints of the fingers, wrists, hips, knees, and feet, but also the muscles, tendons and other tissues of the body.
  • Arthritis Herbal Remedies, Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.planetayurveda.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease (an immunologic response against a person's own tissue antigens) in which an individual's antibodies attack the joint tissues.
  • Rheumatism / Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Information & Causes 18 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.herbalremedies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The deformity may also occur in the wrist joint due to a loss of cartilage and with time, it may be impossible to move the wrist joint.^ This is especially when the joint is moved or not moved for a period of time.

^ The joints are deformed and function deteriorates due to this deformity.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis by drdoc on-line 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.arthritis.co.za [Source type: Academic]

^ Multiple deformities may occur in the wrist.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC emedicine.medscape.com [Source type: Academic]

.Other problems with severe arthritis include entrapment of the nerve in the wrist leading to the carpal tunnel syndrome.^ Carpal tunnel syndrome .
  • National Association of Special Education Teachers: Arthritis in Child Rheumatoid � National Association of Special Education Teachers 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.naset.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Other types or cause of arthritis include: .

^ With carpal tunnel syndrome the nerve is squeezed as it passes through the narrow path (or tunnel) at the wrist.
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.With time these fingers will have diminished sensation, loss of muscle and one may not be able to use the fingers.^ Osteoarthritis may be more likely to develop if you abuse your joints (injure them many times or over-use them while injured).
  • a-z health information 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.advocatehealth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Tightness of intrinsic muscles (eg, interossei, lumbricals) may cause major declines in mobility of the fingers.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC emedicine.medscape.com [Source type: Academic]

^ One may also experience stiffness, a grating sensation and gradual loss of range of joint motion.

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.Infectious arthritis is another severe form of arthritis.^ Whatever form or severity of arthritis pain you have, there is a treatment option available to help you live successfully with your condition.

^ Infectious arthritis: Forms of arthritis caused by infectious agents, such as bacteria or viruses.

^ At the Arthritis Center of Riverside, we have conducted research for many years to determine the relationship between infectious microorganisms and different forms of arthritis.
  • Arthritis Center of Riverside - Rheumatic Disease Information 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.thearthritiscenter.com [Source type: Academic]

.It presents with sudden onset of chills, fever and joint pain.^ As the space between the joint decreses due to the ossification of the cartilage present in the joint thus makes the bones rub with each other decreasing the locomotive activities with immense pains .
  • Arthritis - Arthritis Treatment,Diet,Arthritis Remedy,Types of Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.herbalcureindia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In rheumatoid arthritis, a flare may be characterized by increased fatigue; fever; and painful, swollen, and tender joints.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ The onset of fluorosis leads to tingling sensations in the hands and feet, pain similar to arthritic pain in the joints and the lower back, stiffness, and motor weakness.

.The condition is caused by bacteria elsewhere in the body.^ They contain chemicals that cause the body to produce chemicals called Inflammatory Prostaglandins which are directly responsible for the flaring of certain arthritis conditions.

.Infectious arthritis must be rapidly diagnosed and treated promptly to prevent irreversible and permanent joint damage.^ Because bacterial infections of the joint can rapidly produce permanent injury to the joint, infectious arthritis must be treated as soon as it is detected.

^ If arthritis is diagnosed and treated early, you can prevent joint damage.

^ People diagnosed with degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) have inflammation in their joints in addition to the long-standing damage (degeneration).
  • McDougall Program: Medical Research: Diet: Only Hope for Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.drmcdougall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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.Psoriasis is another very severe type of arthritis.^ Degenerative arthritis is another term for osteoarthritis and refers to a type of arthritis that most commonly affects those that are older.
  • Arthritis Solutions n' Resources 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.awoscentral.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Inflammatory joint disease is another type of canine arthritis.

^ Healthful diet: With the exception of several specific types of oils, there is no scientific evidence that any specific food or nutrient helps or harms people with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

.With psoriasis, most individuals develop the skin problem first and then the arthritis.^ Psoriatic arthritis often undiagnosed cause of joint conditions : Patients with the skin condition psoriasis can also have the related arthritis subtype called " psoriatic arthritis...
  • Arthritis Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments and Causes - WrongDiagnosis.com 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.wrongdiagnosis.com [Source type: General]

^ The most common lung problems associated with rheumatoid arthritis include:* Painful Breathing.

^ This test is positive in most people with rheumatoid arthritis and can even be positive years before rheumatoid arthritis symptoms develop.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

.The typical features are of continuous joint pains, stiffness and swelling.^ That causes swelling, pain, and stiffness.

^ Reduce inflammation, swelling, stiffness and pain .
  • Arthritis Pain Relief & Amazing Joint Health - Zymosine 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC doctorsarthritisrelief.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It can cause swelling, stiffness, pain and loss of function in the joints it affects.
  • Alltop - Top Arthritis News 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC arthritis.alltop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The disease does recur with periods of remission but there is no cure for the disorder.^ There is simply no way to cure it.

^ "There is no cure for Arthritis!"

^ Unfortunately, there is no overnight cure.
  • Arthritis : Disease Proof 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.diseaseproof.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

A small percentage develop a severe painful and destructive form of arthritis which destroys the small joint in the hands and can lead to permanent disability and loss of hand function [16]

Prevention

.While neither Rheumatoid arthritis nor osteoarthritis can be completely prevented, one can reduce the risks by becoming physically active, participating in physical therapy, losing weight and eating healthily.^ Diet therapy for rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.publix.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Arthritis , whether you have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or any one of the over 100 different types of arthritis.
  • *How To REVERSE ARTHRITIS NOW!* - The Arthritis-Reversing Breakthrough 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC reverse-arthritis.com [Source type: General]

^ Long­term effect of omega­3 fatty acid supplementation in active rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.publix.com [Source type: Academic]

.All individuals who have pain in the joints should seek early diagnosis because the earlier the treatment is started, the better is the prognosis.^ The earlier the treatment is started in the course of the illness, the better the results.
  • Arthritis Center of Riverside - Rheumatic Disease Information 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.thearthritiscenter.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The pain generally ameliorate with use of the affected joints, and there is usually stiffness of all joints in the morning that lasts over one hour.

^ This comment prompted me to research the subject and I found a blog of 100's of people all of who had been using ACV and all but 1 person rated the treatment 5 stars.
  • Arthritis Remedies on Earth Clinic, Your Source for natural cures! 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.earthclinic.com [Source type: Original source]

Treatment

.Once the diagnosis of arthritis is made, treatments are available for a variety of symptoms.^ This is a miraculous treatment available for arthritis.

^ Back to Top - - - - - - - - - - - - Possible Lifestyle Changes for Rheumatism / Rheumatoid Arthritis There is no way to prevent rheumatism, but early diagnosis and treatment can improve the outcome.
  • Rheumatism / Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Information & Causes 18 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.herbalremedies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Early diagnosis and treatment help decrease further joint damage and help control symptoms of arthritis and many other rheumatic diseases.

.There is no cure for either rheumatoid or osteoarthritis.^ There is simply no way to cure it.

^ "There is no cure for Arthritis!"

^ There is no cure for either type of progressive polyarthritis.

.The available medications can help reduce inflammation in the joint which decreases pain.^ Reduce inflammation, swelling, stiffness and pain .
  • Arthritis Pain Relief & Amazing Joint Health - Zymosine 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC doctorsarthritisrelief.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Arthrella helps reducing the inflammation of the affected joint.
  • Arthritis Treatment - Natural Cures for Arthritis - Arthritis Pain Relief 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC herbal-supplements-for-you.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rest helps to reduce active joint inflammation and pain and to fight fatigue.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

.Moreover, by decreasing inflammation, the joint damage is slowed.^ Inflammation may damage joints.
  • Arthritis and Celiac Disease 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.celiac.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Early diagnosis and treatment help decrease further joint damage and help control symptoms of arthritis and many other rheumatic diseases.

^ We know pain means inflammation, and inflammation means joint damage, and we want to stop joint damage.

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.Treatment options vary depending on the type of arthritis and include physical therapy, lifestyle changes (including exercise and weight control), orthopedic bracing, medications, and dietary supplements (symptomatic or targeted at the disease process causing the arthritis).^ The article Do dietary lectins cause disease?
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Diet Alternative: Links & Books 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC paleodiet.com [Source type: General]

^ Hereditary can also be the cause of this type of arthritis.

^ Other types or cause of arthritis include: .

.Arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery) may be required in eroding forms of arthritis.^ Arthritis Q and A on Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery Is minimally invasive hip replacement surgery all that it’s cracked up to be?

^ The patient suffering from arthritis should not sit idle nor over-exert as immobility may lead to stiffness of joints and over-exertion may lead to damage of ligaments.
  • Home Remedies for Arthritis - Treatment & Cure - Natural Remedy for Arthritis – Arthritis Diet 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.natural-homeremedies.com [Source type: General]

^ The primary doctor to treat arthritis may be an internist , a doctor who specialized in the diagnosis and medical treatment of adults, or a rheumatologist , a doctor who specializes in arthritis and other diseases of the bones, joints, and muscles.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

.In general, studies have shown that physical exercise of the affected joint can have noticeable improvement in terms of long-term pain relief.^ Exercise is good for joints affected by osteoarthritis.

^ However, those who are affected from arthritis need to do some light physical exercises and yoga practices to completely relieve from this deadly diseases.
  • Arthritis Home Remedies - Arthritis Treatment - Natural Remedies & Cure for Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.natural-homeremedies.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hot black vinegar massage on the affected joint before sleeping in night has given wonderful results in joint pains.
  • Arthritis - Arthritis Treatment,Diet,Arthritis Remedy,Types of Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.herbalcureindia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Furthermore, exercise of the arthritic joint is encouraged to maintain the health of the particular joint and the overall body of the person.^ Exercise for arthritis is necessary to maintain healthy joints, relieve stiffness, reduce pain and fatigue, and improve muscle and bone strength.

^ Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.
  • Arthritis Remedies on Earth Clinic, Your Source for natural cures! 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.earthclinic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Together they should discuss the patient’s overall health, the condition of the joint or tendon that will be operated on, and the reason for, as well as the risks and benefits of, the surgical procedure.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

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Medications

.Physicians usually start with drugs which have the fewest side effects.^ Freedom from drugs and side effects of deadly drug.
  • Arthritis Home Remedies - Arthritis Treatment - Natural Remedies & Cure for Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.natural-homeremedies.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is based on selectively arresting the activity of the trigger, avoiding the negative side effects of immune suppressing drugs.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.krysalis.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The best drug is prednisone, but it is seldom used because it has long-term side effects which scare both physicians and patients.
  • Arthritis and Celiac Disease 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.celiac.com [Source type: Academic]

.As the arthritis progresses, you may need stronger medications.^ If you have arthritis, you may experience: .

^ Medical advice If you need medical help now ...
  • Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC talk.nhs.uk [Source type: General]

^ Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.
  • Arthritis Remedies on Earth Clinic, Your Source for natural cures! 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.earthclinic.com [Source type: Original source]

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.Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs are usually the drugs of first choice.^ Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs .
  • Fibromyalgia - July 15, 2007 -- American Family Physician 18 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.aafp.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ And recently, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 2 gave the official “green light” to this arthritis ingredient found in Flavocin, saying it might actually be as beneficial as many widely used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of osteoarthritis.
  • Flavocin All Natural Joint Formula for Dogs with arthritis, hip dysplasia and other joint problems 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC arthritishelpfordogs.com [Source type: General]

.These drugs help decrease inflammation and reduce pain.^ Reduce inflammation, swelling, stiffness and pain .
  • Arthritis Pain Relief & Amazing Joint Health - Zymosine 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC doctorsarthritisrelief.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This helps in reducing stiffness, pain and inflammation in the joint.
  • Arthritis - Arthritis Treatment,Diet,Arthritis Remedy,Types of Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.herbalcureindia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By reducing the production of these inflammatory compounds, both pain and inflammation are reduced .
  • Arthritis Pain Relief & Amazing Joint Health - Zymosine 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC doctorsarthritisrelief.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Over the counter medications like Ibuprofen or Aleve do help but most people require stronger prescription painkillers like Celebrex or tramadol.^ Patients taking any medication, either prescription or over-the-counter, should always follow the doctors instructions.

^ See Tramadol above for information on a narcotic-like drug that many people are using to treat chronic pain with good success.
  • Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.dogaware.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, for many people, yoga, in particular may bring to mind pretzel-like poses requiring considerable strength and balance.
  • Yoga for Arthritis Patients from Johns Hopkins 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.hopkins-arthritis.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.While these drugs are effective, they are also associated with a variety of side effects like abdominal pain, bleeding, ulcers, liver and kidney damage.^ Colchicine is a toxic drug that can damage the kidneys, liver, spleen and intestines.
  • Arthritis Treatment | Arthritis Cure | Arthritis Pain Relief from RA Symptoms | Natural Arthritis Remedies and medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Psoriatic Arthritis, Infective / Septic Arthritis, Degenerative Arthritis, Crystal Arthropathy, Osteo Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.biogetica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They act like I am drug seeking.
  • Arthritis Remedies on Earth Clinic, Your Source for natural cures! 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.earthclinic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ These side effects had to do with the heart and heart failure.
  • Control Arthritis Pain - Rheumatoid Arthritis - Arthritis Treatment 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC arthritisrelaxer.com [Source type: General]

.Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs should not be used for prolonged periods without proper physician supervision.^ Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs .
  • Fibromyalgia - July 15, 2007 -- American Family Physician 18 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.aafp.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ And recently, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 2 gave the official “green light” to this arthritis ingredient found in Flavocin, saying it might actually be as beneficial as many widely used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of osteoarthritis.
  • Flavocin All Natural Joint Formula for Dogs with arthritis, hip dysplasia and other joint problems 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC arthritishelpfordogs.com [Source type: General]

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Corticosteroids are frequently prescribed for individuals with arthritis. .These potent drugs can help reduce inflammation and slow down joint damage.^ These drugs reduce joint damage.
  • Arthritis Treatment | Arthritis Cure | Arthritis Pain Relief from RA Symptoms | Natural Arthritis Remedies and medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Psoriatic Arthritis, Infective / Septic Arthritis, Degenerative Arthritis, Crystal Arthropathy, Osteo Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.biogetica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These can slow or stop joint damage and reduce pain and swelling.

^ This drug reduces signs and symptoms and slows structural damage to joints caused by arthritis.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

.However, corticosteroids have potent side effects which range from ulcer, skin bruising, weight gain, cataracts, bone thinning, diabetes and hypertension.^ They may also cause serious side-effects like diabetes, cataract, obesity and thinning of bones.
  • Arthritis Treatment | Arthritis Cure | Arthritis Pain Relief from RA Symptoms | Natural Arthritis Remedies and medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Psoriatic Arthritis, Infective / Septic Arthritis, Degenerative Arthritis, Crystal Arthropathy, Osteo Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.biogetica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, in the long run, their effect decreases drastically and can cause serious side-effects like diabetes, cataract, obesity and thinning of the bones.
  • Arthritis Treatment | Arthritis Cure | Arthritis Pain Relief from RA Symptoms | Natural Arthritis Remedies and medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Psoriatic Arthritis, Infective / Septic Arthritis, Degenerative Arthritis, Crystal Arthropathy, Osteo Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.biogetica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Osteoporosis, mood changes, fragile skin, easy bruising, fluid retention, weight gain, muscle weakness, onset or worsening of diabetes, cataracts, increased risk of infection, hypertension (high blood pressure).
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

.Corticosteroids are usually given for a short time to help reduce acute symptoms.^ Taking the time to think ahead and plan ways to prevent unnecessarily stressing your joints may help you reduce your rheumatoid arthritis pain.

^ Steroids are usually started at high doses for a few days, with the dosage gradually reduced to the lowest dose needed to control symptoms.
  • Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.dogaware.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Studies have shown heat and cold therapies to be equally effective in reducing pain, although they are usually avoided in acute gout.

.Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) can help slow down progression of rheumatoid arthritis and joint damage.^ Progressive erosive disease with joint destruction.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis by drdoc on-line 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.arthritis.co.za [Source type: Academic]

^ Many of the new drugs that help reduce disease in rheumatoid arthritis do so by reducing the inflammation that can cause pain and joint damage.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Effects of rheumatoid arthritis on particular joints .
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: eMedicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC emedicine.medscape.com [Source type: Academic]

.The most common DMARDs include methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall), leflunomide (Arava), hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), sulfasalazine (Azulfidine) and minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin).^ The most common lung problems associated with rheumatoid arthritis include:* Painful Breathing.

^ These drugs include gold salts, penicillamine, sulfasalazine, and hydroxychloroquine.

^ The most common treatment includes medicines to reduce pain and swelling (NSAIDs), along with physical therapy.

.All these drugs have side effects which include liver damage, bone marrow suppression and possibility of opportunistic infections.^ These side effects generally stop when the drug is stopped.

^ Freedom from drugs and side effects of deadly drug.
  • Arthritis Home Remedies - Arthritis Treatment - Natural Remedies & Cure for Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.natural-homeremedies.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Side effects include infection risks.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis by drdoc on-line 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.arthritis.co.za [Source type: Academic]

.Immunosuppressants like cyclosporine and cyclophosphamide suppress potent cells of the body and help decrease the inflammation.^ Only nerve cells have axons that could transport the newly produced viruses away from the cell body source, out of reach from the inflammation attack on the virus.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.krysalis.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Immunosuppressants -- these drugs, like azathioprine or cyclophosphamide, are used for serious cases of rheumatoid arthritis when other medications have failed.

^ Corticosteroids, such as prednisone, cortisone, solumedrol, and hydrocortisone, are used to treat many rheumatic conditions because they decrease inflammation and suppress the immune system.

.These medications do help treat severe arthritis but also make one prone to infections.^ One of these diseases is the canine arthritis.

^ These are common arthritis medications.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Because bacterial infections of the joint can rapidly produce permanent injury to the joint, infectious arthritis must be treated as soon as it is detected.

.Tumor necrosis factor inhibitors have been shown to reduce inflammation, pain, morning stiffness and swelling of joints.^ Reduce inflammation, swelling, stiffness and pain .
  • Arthritis Pain Relief & Amazing Joint Health - Zymosine 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC doctorsarthritisrelief.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More inflammation results in more pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of mobility.
  • Arthritis and Celiac Disease 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.celiac.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Reduce the swelling and pain of gout.
  • Arthritis Pain Relief & Amazing Joint Health - Zymosine 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC doctorsarthritisrelief.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Drugs like etanercept (Enbrel), infliximab (Remicade) and adalimumab (Humira) can significantly improve quality of life.^ Such medications, including etanercept (Enbrel), infliximab (Remicade) and adalimumab (Humira), are administered by injection and can dramatically improve your quality of life.

^ The Food and Drug Administration has approved three drugs that neutralize TNF-alpha for the treatment of RA: etanercept (Enbrel®), which binds to TNF-alpha; infliximad (Remicade®), which is a mouse/human antibody to TNF-alpha; and adalimumab (Humira®), which is a fully human antibody to TNF-alpha.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis - RA, Arthritis, Rheumatoid - Life Extension Health Concern 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.lef.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Although the drug, to be marketed under the name Actemra, is entering a somewhat crowded biologics market—it is joining abatacept, adalimumab, anakinra, etanercept, infliximab, and rituximab —it is the first and so far only interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor inhibitor to be approved for the indication, and clinicians are cautiously optimistic that it will improve the… .
  • Alltop - Top Arthritis News 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC arthritis.alltop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The most common side effects from these drugs include pain at site of injection, heart failure and increased risk of infection.^ Giving too much increases the risks of side effects dramatically.
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^ Side effects include increased risk of serious infections and certain types of cancers.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis - RA, Arthritis, Rheumatoid - Life Extension Health Concern 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.lef.org [Source type: Academic]

^ These side effects generally stop when the drug is stopped.

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Physical Therapy

.Individuals with arthritis can definitely benefit from both physical and occupational therapy.^ Regenerative cell therapy is a new and experimental form of treatment for arthritis and soft tissue (tendon and ligament) injuries in both large and small animals.
  • Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.dogaware.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Therapies: Shock Wave Therapy Stem Cell Therapy Pulsed Signal Therapy Other Therapies physical therapies and treatments for arthritis.
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^ Meditation Benefits Body and Mind Arthritis pain and disability have both a physical and a psychological component.

.In arthritis the joints become stiff and the range of movements is limited.^ In kapha-type arthritis, the joint tends to become stiff and swollen.

^ The patient suffering from arthritis should not sit idle nor over-exert as immobility may lead to stiffness of joints and over-exertion may lead to damage of ligaments.
  • Home Remedies for Arthritis - Treatment & Cure - Natural Remedy for Arthritis – Arthritis Diet 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.natural-homeremedies.com [Source type: General]

^ Arthritis pain can be experienced whenever a stiff or swollen joint is used.

.Physical therapy can teach you how to relax the stiff joint and not damage the joint.^ Physical exercise can reduce joint pain and stiffness and increase flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance.

^ For example, the patient’s description of pain, stiffness, and joint function and how these change over time is critical to the doctor’s initial assessment of the disease and how it changes over time.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Physical therapists can teach you and your child exercises to keep your child’s muscles flexible and strong.

.Moreover, physical therapy can provide splints or braces for your joints.^ The incorrect use of a splint or brace can cause joint damage, stiffness, and pain.

^ Your physical therapist may also consider water therapy, ice massage, or transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS).

^ The most common assistive devices for treating arthritis pain are splints and braces, which are used to support weakened joints or allow them to rest.

.There are also assist devices available that can help you drive, getting a bath, dressing and also in housekeeping labors.^ There are many things you can do to help you live successfully with your arthritis pain.

^ Personal care activities: Eating, bathing, dressing, or getting around inside the home, including getting in or out of bed or chairs and using the toilet (including getting to the toilet).
  • 2 Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.healthypeople.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Whatever form or severity of arthritis pain you have, there is a treatment option available to help you live successfully with your condition.

.Occupation therapy can teach you how to reduce stress on your joint from daily living activities.^ By noting the activity that stressed a joint, you can avoid repeating that movement.

^ How is your doctor treating you?
  • 9 simple steps to fix allergies, asthma, arthritis and more... 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.ultrawellness.com [Source type: General]

^ Reduce stress, which can aggravate your symptoms.

.Occupation therapy can also teach you how to modify your home and work environment so that you do reduce movements that may worsen your arthritis.^ It may take a while but I believe it will work for you too."
  • Arthritis Remedies on Earth Clinic, Your Source for natural cures! 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.earthclinic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Different dogs respond differently to different supplements, so find one that works for your dog rather than relying on what has worked for others, though that may be a good place to start.
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^ Your arthritis specialist may also recommend a number of home treatment methods.

.Physical therapy also involves use of ice, heating pads as well as ultrasound guided massage therapy.^ These sites have more information on the above therapies: Physical and Alternative Therapies in the Management of Arthritic Patients Talks about the use of heat and cold therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, neuro-muscular electro-stimulation, shock-wave therapy, osteopathy and acupuncture.
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^ The Spaw Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Information on cryo (ice) and heat therapy, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, laser therapy, pulsed signal therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, and more.
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^ Mobilization therapies include traction (gentle, steady pulling), massage, and manipulation (using the hands to restore normal movement to stiff joints).

.Physical therapy for arthritis can be learned and practiced at home.^ However, those who are affected from arthritis need to do some light physical exercises and yoga practices to completely relieve from this deadly diseases.
  • Arthritis Home Remedies - Arthritis Treatment - Natural Remedies & Cure for Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.natural-homeremedies.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Therapies: Shock Wave Therapy Stem Cell Therapy Pulsed Signal Therapy Other Therapies physical therapies and treatments for arthritis.
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^ Many people have had success with Acupuncture and Chiropractic treatments, and also Massage Therapy , which you can learn to do yourself at home (the book that was recommended to me by the physical therapists who worked on Piglet after her knee surgery is Canine Massage by Hourdebaigt).
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.To help reduce stress on the joint, you will be taught how to distribute weight on the weight bearing joints.^ Becoming obese has a huge impact on the amount of pressure or stress placed on your limbs, so it is advisable that you try to remain in your recommended average weight.

^ Move each joint through its full pain-free range of motion at least once a day: This will help you maintain freedom of motion in your joints.

^ By maintaining an appropriate weight, you can drastically reduce your chances for arthritis.

.Other aspects of physical therapy means learning how to maintain good posture, conserving energy by allowing rest before and after activity.^ If your doctor has placed any specific restrictions or limitations on physical activity, tell the instructor about these before the class begins.
  • Yoga for Arthritis Patients from Johns Hopkins 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.hopkins-arthritis.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Occupational therapists: Health professionals who teach ways to protect joints, minimize pain, perform activities of daily living, and conserve energy.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Therapies: Shock Wave Therapy Stem Cell Therapy Pulsed Signal Therapy Other Therapies physical therapies and treatments for arthritis.
  • Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.dogaware.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Occupational therapy can help you do everyday activities without worsening pain or causing joint damage.^ Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory form of arthritis that causes joint pain and damage.

^ It comes in a number of different forms, each of which can cause pain and joint damage.

^ You have severe unexplained joint pain.

.The techniques can help you distribute pressures to minimize stress on any one joint.^ Becoming obese has a huge impact on the amount of pressure or stress placed on your limbs, so it is advisable that you try to remain in your recommended average weight.

^ Keeping dogs with arthritis lean is one of the best things you can do to help them.
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^ Move each joint through its full pain-free range of motion at least once a day: This will help you maintain freedom of motion in your joints.

.Ways to accomplish daily living tasks are made easier.^ Occupational therapists: Health professionals who teach ways to protect joints, minimize pain, perform activities of daily living, and conserve energy.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ You can perform most tasks in easier ways that put less deforming forces on your joints.

^ A health professional who teaches ways to protect joints, minimize pain, perform activities of daily living, and conserve energy.
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Life style changes

.The treatment of arthritis begins at home and all individuals should make changes in life style to adapt to the disease.^ I know I can't change it, I have to accept it as a reality of my rheumatoid arthritis treatment.

^ Your arthritis specialist may also recommend a number of home treatment methods.

^ Jake Hollner is by all rights a young healthy individual who at the age of 24 is working for Home Depot and is an artist fraction time.
  • Arthritis Q And A 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC arthritisqanda.com [Source type: Original source]

.Lifestyle measures can help one lead a better quality of life and manage symptoms without taking too many medications.^ Check one or many symptoms Choose...

^ They also enjoy a better quality of life.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Such medications, including etanercept (Enbrel), infliximab (Remicade) and adalimumab (Humira), are administered by injection and can dramatically improve your quality of life.

.Exercises are highly recommended on a regular basis for all individual with arthritis.^ We've all heard a lot about the benefits of regular exercise on the body.

^ I don't have any sports related skills to perfect but I do know regular exercise makes my rheumatoid arthritis better.

.The exercises should be gentle and help increase range of motion and physical strength.^ Move each joint through its full pain-free range of motion at least once a day: This will help you maintain freedom of motion in your joints.

^ Important exercises for arthritis are range-of-motion exercises, isometrics, and some weight bearing exercises.

^ Exercise programs should take into account the person’s physical abilities, limitations, and changing needs.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

.Daily exercises can help one fight fatigue.^ Rest helps to reduce active joint inflammation and pain and to fight fatigue.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

.If you are unable to participate in intense exercise, start with walking or swimming.^ In order to get started, you should take a class in the exercise you'd like to try, especially if you've never done these exercises before.

^ I too have started putting on weight because I can't exercise as rigorously as i used to, but I still continue to walk and lift light weights.
  • Arthritis Remedies on Earth Clinic, Your Source for natural cures! 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.earthclinic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Exercising, Participating in sports, Walking on the beach, Playing with your children.
  • Arthritis Pain Relief & Amazing Joint Health - Zymosine 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC doctorsarthritisrelief.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Many public pools offer swimming classes.^ However, many public libraries offer this service and this allows many to have a narrate when they wouldn’t previously.
  • Arthritis Q And A 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC arthritisqanda.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, many public libraries offer this service and this allows many to have a impart when they wouldn’t previously.
  • Arthritis Q And A 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC arthritisqanda.com [Source type: Original source]

.Relaxing is one the best ways to cope with arthritis.^ Keeping dogs with arthritis lean is one of the best things you can do to help them.
  • Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.dogaware.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For being able to do this, we need to keep the colon clean and the best way to determine the kind of arthritis.

^ Therefore, it becomes obvious that the best way to combat arthritis is by taking what steps you can to prevent it in the first place.

.Available techniques for relaxation include hypnosis, acupuncture, imagery, yoga or Tai chi.^ Acupuncture.com which provides the Web's most comprehensive source on Chinese medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, tai chi, qigong, and energy healing.
  • Acupuncture for Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.acufinder.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although their effectiveness has not been proven by controlled trials, other treatment modalities employed include chiropractic therapy, yoga, tai chi, massage therapy, magnetic therapy, and tender-point injections.
  • Fibromyalgia - July 15, 2007 -- American Family Physician 18 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.aafp.org [Source type: Academic]

.All these techniques are easy to learn and can be done at home.^ The "Cure Your Arthritis Remedy Programme" has simple, easy to use methods that will help relieve and remove the pain that has plagued your life all these years!

.Also, understand your limits and rest when you are tired as sleep is essential for all patients with arthritis.^ Arthritis for the rest of your life?
  • *How To REVERSE ARTHRITIS NOW!* - The Arthritis-Reversing Breakthrough 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC reverse-arthritis.com [Source type: General]

^ Will you take control of your health and follow this simple proven strategy to dominate Arthritis and take back your life?
  • *How To REVERSE ARTHRITIS NOW!* - The Arthritis-Reversing Breakthrough 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC reverse-arthritis.com [Source type: General]

^ By maintaining an appropriate weight, you can drastically reduce your chances for arthritis.

.Learn to connect with people carrying the same disease.^ Researchers are studying genetic factors that predispose some people to developing rheumatoid arthritis, as well as factors connected with disease severity.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Their support, as well as support from other people who have the same disease, can make it easier to cope.

.There are ample support groups which can help individuals with arthritis.^ Whatever form or severity of arthritis pain you have, there is a treatment option available to help you live successfully with your condition.

^ There are many activities or things that can be done to help prevent and relieve the symptoms of arthritis.

^ Patient education and arthritis self-management programs, as well as support groups, help people to become better informed and to participate in their own care.
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.niams.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]

.Save time for yourself.^ Save yourself the time, pain and suffering!

.Do something that you like for a change- go for walk, read, listen to music or surf the Net.^ So when you get tested go with a labratory that speciales in Lyme disease and it's co diseases like bartonella and borrelia.
  • Arthritis Remedies on Earth Clinic, Your Source for natural cures! 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.earthclinic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Activities like climbing stairs, jumping in the car, rising from a nap, or just going for a walk are now more and more difficult.
  • Flavocin All Natural Joint Formula for Dogs with arthritis, hip dysplasia and other joint problems 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC arthritishelpfordogs.com [Source type: General]

^ You'll be able to do what you want when you want.................you can go skiing, play tennis or even hill walking!

.Spending time by yourself will help you reduce stress and reflect on your disorder.^ One thing about being busy, you don't have as much time to worry about your pain, you just have to go, go, go.

^ This will help keep muscles and joints limber, so you don’t hurt yourself along the way.
  • Arthritis | types of Arthritis | Arthritis pain | treating Arthritis | rhumatoid arthritis | Arthritis information 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.herbalcureindia.com [Source type: General]

^ Stress can cause your RA to flare and a flare can cause you to feel more stress.

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See also

References

  1. ^ WebMd Arthritis Basics
  2. ^ Chronic Arthritis in adolescence National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved on 2010-01-24
  3. ^ Bridges PS (1992). "Prehistoric Arthritis in the Americas". Annual Review of Anthropology 21: 67–91. doi:10.1146/annurev.an.21.100192.000435. http://arjournals.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.an.21.100192.000435. 
  4. ^ Arthritis History Medical News
  5. ^ Alick Cameron, ‘Musgrave, William (1655–1721)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004
  6. ^ Swash, M, Glynn, M.(eds). 2007. Hutchison's Clinical Methods. Edinburgh. Saunders Elsevier.
  7. ^ Chronic Arthritis treatment, symptoms and relief Retrieved on 2010-01-24
  8. ^ Types of Arthritis The Arthritis Society. Retrieved on 2010-02-05
  9. ^ Arthritis: The Nation’s Most Common Cause of Disability Centers for disease prevention and health promotion. Retrieved on 2010-01-24
  10. ^ Chronic Diseases Australian Institute Of Health And Welfare. Retrieved on 2010-01-24
  11. ^ Chronic arthritis pain Arthritis research & therapy. Retrieved on 2010-01-24
  12. ^ Rheumatoid Arthritis: Differential Diagnoses & Workup Emedicine Portal. Retrieved on 2010-02-05
  13. ^ Severe Arthritis Disease Facts Retrieved on 2010-02-05
  14. ^ Arthritis overview Arthritis Canada Portal. Retrieved on 2010-02-05
  15. ^ Severe Arthritis Disease Facts Retrieved on 2010-02-05
  16. ^ Psoriatic Arthritis Mayo Clinic. Retrieved on 2010-02-05
  17. ^ How to treat arthritis Retrieved on 2010-02-01
  18. ^ Ettinger Wh, Jr; Burns, R; Messier, SP; Applegate, W; Rejeski, WJ; Morgan, T; Shumaker, S; Berry, MJ et al. (1997). "A randomized trial comparing aerobic exercise and resistance exercise with a health education program in older adults with knee osteoarthritis. The Fitness Arthritis and Seniors Trial (FAST)". JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association 277 (1): 25–31. doi:10.1001/jama.277.1.25. PMID 8980206.  edit
  19. ^ Symptoms and prevention for arthritis Arthritis Foundation Portal. Retrieved on 2010-02-01
  20. ^ Arthritis diagnosis and symptoms MedicineNet. Retrieved on 2010-02-01
  21. ^ Arthritis Overview Arthritis Information Portal. Retrieved on 2010-02-01
  22. ^ Arthritis Disability Information Centers for disease control and prevention portal. Retrieved on 2010-02-01
  23. ^ What is Arthritis About on-line health portal. Retrieved on 2010-02-01

External links


1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

Medical warning!
This article is from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica. .Medical science has made many leaps forward since it has been written.^ Diazepam There are many uses for this medication since it is effective as an anti-anxiety medication, a muscle relaxant, an appetite stimulant, and a seizure control drug.

^ In recent years, many new medications have made the treatment of arthritis much more promising.

.This is not a site for medical advice, when you need information on a medical condition, consult a professional instead.^ This site is presented for information only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice.
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^ The information on this site is not meant to serve as a medical prescription for you.

^ Medical advice If you need medical help now ...
  • Arthritis - Introduction 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.nhs.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Arthritis 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC talk.nhs.uk [Source type: General]

ARTHRITIS (from Gr. .Cipapov, a joint), inflammation of the joints, in various forms of what are generally called gout and rheumatism (qq.v.^ Rheumatism is a generalized term that indicates the medical problems of bones, joints, muscles and tendons.
  • Rheumatism Information - Causes Of Rheumatism - Rheumatism Symptoms 18 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.iloveindia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One authority in the field feels that arthritis is a catchall term that includes rheumatism (inflammation or pain in muscles, joints or fibrous tissue), bursitis (inflammation of shoulder, elbow or knee joint) and gout (joint inflammation caused by an excess of uric acid in the blood).
  • Natural, Herbal Home Remedies For Arthritis Treatment 10 February 2010 11:37 UTC www.herbal-home-remedies.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gout Symptoms The common symptoms of gout are; swelling, hot to touch, inflammation, redness, and excruciating pain in joints.

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Simple English

Arthritis is a group of diseases that involves damaged body joints.

Forms of diseases

The most common of these diseases is Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by cartilage between the bones wearing down so that the bones rub against causing severe pain in the affected area. Other forms of arthritis include Rheumatoid arthritis (which causes the body’s immune system to attack the bones), psoriatic arthritis, and septic arthritis (when an area is invaded by bacteria).


Citable sentences

Up to date as of December 20, 2010

Here are sentences from other pages on Arthritis, which are similar to those in the above article.








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