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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)

Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis?
New research examines people with rheumatoid arthritis and finds that many of them have a genetic predisposition for the disease and a common bacterium. (Medical News Today)

What to know about tarsal tunnel syndrome
A look at tarsal tunnel syndrome, a condition where the foot becomes inflamed. Included are details on diagnosis and the outlook for people affected. (Medical News Today)

What is palmar erythema?
Palmar erythema is a rare condition that makes the palms of the hands turn red. Learn about the causes, including pregnancy and liver cirrhosis. (Medical News Today)

What to know about iliopsoas bursitis
A look at iliopsoas bursitis, a condition that can cause pain in the hip joint. Included is detail on recovery time and exercises for prevention. (Medical News Today)

What is tendinosis?
In this article, learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for tendinosis, as well as what makes it different from tendinitis. (Medical News Today)

What is bursitis of the shoulder?
Learn all about bursitis of the shoulder, a painful condition affecting the shoulder joint. We look at symptoms, causes, and ways of relieving the pain. (Medical News Today)

Trigger finger surgery: What to expect
The recovery time for trigger finger surgery is quick and the procedure has a high chance of success. Learn more about the types of surgery. (Medical News Today)

Knee osteoarthritis: What's the best weight loss plan?
Weight loss is known to reduce osteoarthritis symptoms and signs. But which weight loss regimen is best? New research investigates. (Medical News Today)

Scleroderma
Title: Scleroderma
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/19/2018 (Medicine Net)

Septic Arthritis
Title: Septic Arthritis
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 5/12/2008 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/19/2018 (Medicine Net)

Injected Drug May Be New Weapon Against Gout
Title: Injected Drug May Be New Weapon Against Gout
Category: Health News
Created: 9/18/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/18/2018 (Medicine Net)

celecoxib (Celebrex)
Title: celecoxib (Celebrex)
Category: Medications
Created: 2/11/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/12/2018 (Medicine Net)

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Title: Ankylosing Spondylitis
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/11/2018 (Medicine Net)

Gout (Gouty Arthritis)
Title: Gout (Gouty Arthritis)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/11/2018 (Medicine Net)

Osteoarthritis (OA)
Title: Osteoarthritis (OA)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/11/2018 (Medicine Net)

Reactive Arthritis
Title: Reactive Arthritis
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/11/2018 (Medicine Net)

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Title: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/30/2018 (Medicine Net)

Dupuytren's Contracture
Title: Dupuytren's Contracture
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 7/12/2000 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2018 (Medicine Net)

Knee Injury
Title: Knee Injury
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 5/9/2011 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/24/2018 (Medicine Net)

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