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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): Prognosis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition. Many factors affect the prognosis of people with RA, including age, lifestyle factors, and disease progression. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about rheumatoid arthritis and weight loss
While being overweight or obese can increase the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), some people with the condition lose weight. In this article, learn about the relationship between RA and weight loss, the drugs that can cause loss of appetite, and other possible side effects. (Medical News Today)

What to know about synovial (joint) fluid analysis
Doctors often use synovial fluid analysis to help determine the cause of joint pain and inflammation. This procedure involves extracting and analyzing a small sample of synovial fluid. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Rheumatoid arthritis vs. gout: Symptoms and causes
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and gout are two forms of inflammatory arthritis. RA and gout have different causes and treatments. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between pannus and rheumatoid arthritis?
In people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), pannus occurs when excess tissue grows in a person’s joint. Pannus can lead to permanent joint damage. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What's the link between ulcerative colitis and joint pain?
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In addition to gastrointestinal symptoms, some people with UC experience joint pain. Joint pain usually occurs with flare-ups and disappears during remission. Learn more about the link between ulcerative colitis and joint pain here. (Medical News Today)

How does psoriatic arthritis affect the spine?
Psoriatic arthritis can cause stiffness and pain in the spinal joints, but early diagnosis and treatment can prevent complications. Here, learn more about how psoriatic arthritis affects the spine. (Medical News Today)

How does psoriatic arthritis affect the hands?
Psoriatic arthritis can cause swelling, pain, and stiffness in the finger and hand joints. In this article, we look at ways to treat and manage the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis in the hands. (Medical News Today)

What does it mean if your ESR is high?
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test is a blood test that can reveal inflammation in the body. A high or low result may signify an underlying condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis or cancer. Additional tests are necessary to confirm a diagnosis. The ESR test poses few risks. Learn more about it here. (Medical News Today)

How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the wrists?
The wrist is one of the areas most commonly affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA can cause symptoms such as inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the joints. Over time, it can cause permanent damage. People often benefit from RA treatments, including wrist exercises, medication, and in extreme cases, surgery. (Medical News Today)

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms in women
Rheumatoid arthritis causes many symptoms, including joint pain and stiffness. In women, symptoms often start to appear between the ages of 30 and 50. Hormonal factors and other conditions, such as endometriosis, can increase the risk of the disease. Learn more about the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in women here. (Medical News Today)

How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the elbow?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect any joint in the body, including the elbow joint. RA in the elbow can change the shape of the joint, which can reduce mobility. Some people may also develop nodules around the elbow. In this article, we look at how RA affects the elbow, what it feels like, and ways to treat it. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between rheumatoid arthritis and fevers?
Fever is a common and often overlooked symptom of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The exact cause is not known, but inflammation and immune responses may be responsible for RA fevers. In this article, we take a close look at RA fevers, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. We also discuss when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What is juvenile psoriatic arthritis?
When psoriatic arthritis occurs in children or adolescents, doctors classify it as juvenile psoriatic arthritis. Those with the condition experience symptoms of both rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, including pain, stiffness, swelling of the joints, and patches of flaky, crusty skin. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bone grafts
Doctors use bone grafts in the treatment of a variety of health issues, including fractures, bone infections, spinal fusions, tumors, and joint problems. In this article, learn about the different types of bone grafts and replacement materials. We also cover the possible risks, complications, and the recovery process. (Medical News Today)

Toxic synovitis: Causes and symptoms
Toxic synovitis causes joint pain and inflammation in the hip. It primarily affects children and usually occurs following a viral infection. Signs of toxic synovitis include limping, walking on the tips of the toes, complaining of leg or hip pain, and being reluctant to walk. Learn more about diagnosis and treatment. (Medical News Today)

How can disc desiccation be treated?
The bones in the back have sponge-like discs between them. These discs can become dehydrated and lose flexibility, often as people age, resulting in desiccation. Treatment, that can include at-home therapy, depends on the severity of the desiccation, which can cause stiffness in the back and pain. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about trochanteric bursitis
Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa in the hip. The main symptom of trochanteric bursitis is pain outside the hip at the tip of their thighbone. It can be very painful, especially at night, and can interfere with daily life. This condition can be treated at home, and in severe cases, with surgery. (Medical News Today)

What is the best thing for stiff joints?
Bones are heavy and moving them around can put strain on the joints. Overuse, injury, age, or a medical condition can cause joint strain and stiffness. Depending on the cause, joint stiffness may not require medical treatment. Many remedies are available to ease the stiffness, some of which can be tried at home. (Medical News Today)

Why does my head feel heavy?
The weight of the head can seem heavier sometimes, which may have a variety of causes. Learn more about the treatments and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

How do you know if you have a sprained thumb?
A thumb may become sprained when the joint is stressed or overextended. We look at symptoms, treatment, and how to feel more comfortable during recovery. (Medical News Today)

How to identify and treat inner knee pain
Learn about the causes of inner (medial) knee pain, treatments, and exercises you can do at home to strengthen the knee and relieve pain. (Medical News Today)

What is golfer's elbow and how is it treated?
In this article, we look at medial epicondylitis, its symptoms, and causes. We also provide information on treatment and exercises for it. (Medical News Today)

What is an intercostal muscle strain?
Learn all about intercostal muscle strain, when the muscles between the ribs are damaged. We look at the signs, causes, and treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

What is De Quervain's tenosynovitis?
A look at De Quervain’s tenosynovitis where the tendons of the thumb become inflamed. Included is detail on symptoms and exercises for the condition. (Medical News Today)

Tennis Elbow 'Treatments' Bring Little Relief: Study
Title: Tennis Elbow 'Treatments' Bring Little Relief: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 11/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/9/2018 (Medicine Net)

16 Early Symptoms and Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Title: 16 Early Symptoms and Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/7/2018 (Medicine Net)

Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Fibromyalgia
Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Fibromyalgia
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 7/5/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/7/2018 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Understanding Autoimmune Disorders
Title: Health Tip: Understanding Autoimmune Disorders
Category: Health News
Created: 11/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/6/2018 (Medicine Net)

Total Knee Replacement
Title: Total Knee Replacement
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/31/2018 (Medicine Net)

Hypermobility Syndrome
Title: Hypermobility Syndrome
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/29/2018 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Get More Vitamin D
Title: Health Tip: Get More Vitamin D
Category: Health News
Created: 10/29/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/29/2018 (Medicine Net)

Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE)
Title: Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/26/2018 (Medicine Net)

Brisk Walks May Help, Not Harm, Arthritic Knees
Title: Brisk Walks May Help, Not Harm, Arthritic Knees
Category: Health News
Created: 10/23/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/24/2018 (Medicine Net)

Genes, Not Diet, May Be Key to Gout Flare-Ups
Title: Genes, Not Diet, May Be Key to Gout Flare-Ups
Category: Health News
Created: 10/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/12/2018 (Medicine Net)

Connective Tissue Disease
Title: Connective Tissue Disease
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 4/26/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/11/2018 (Medicine Net)

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