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Causes of right shoulder and arm pain
There are several potential causes of right shoulder and arm pain. Read on to find out the various causes and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

How to treat hip osteoarthritis
Hip osteoarthritis can be a painful and debilitating condition. This article explains the various treatment options for hip osteoarthritis. (Medical News Today)

What to know about shoulder impingement
Shoulder impingement is a painful problem that occurs due to the overuse of this joint. Learn about the common symptoms and treatment of shoulder impingement here. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes: Why some anti-inflammatories may increase risk
Recent findings suggest that glucocorticoids — a class of anti-inflammatory drugs that doctors often prescribe — may increase the risk of diabetes. (Medical News Today)

What are hinge joints? Anatomy and function
Hinge joints allow bones to move in one direction back and forth, much like the hinge on a door. This article looks at their anatomy and function and includes an interactive diagram. (Medical News Today)

Locked knee: Causes and what to do
Locked knee refers to an inability to either bend or straighten the knee. This article outlines two types and their associated symptoms and causes. We also discuss the available treatments. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatments for stiff fingers
Stiff fingers can cause much discomfort and loss of motion in the hands. We look at the various causes and treatment options, as well as stretches and exercises that may help. (Medical News Today)

Symmetric vs. asymmetric arthritis: What to know
Symmetric and asymmetric arthritis are terms that describe whether arthritis affects both sides of the body in the same way. Learn more about these types of arthritis here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about distal interphalangeal joint pain
Distal interphalangeal joint pain is often due to osteoarthritis or psoriatic arthritis. Learn more about the causes and their symptoms in this article. (Medical News Today)

What can cause toe swelling?
There are many possible causes of a swollen toe. In this article, find out about the different causes and their associated symptoms and treatments. (Medical News Today)

What is a rheumatologist?
Rheumatologists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. In this article, learn about the conditions they work with, the procedures they perform, and when to see one. (Medical News Today)

How plant based diets can help people with rheumatoid arthritis
A new review of specialist literature shows that following a plant based diet can reduce rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, and explains why that may be. (Medical News Today)

Does sugar cause inflammation in the body?
Research has linked sugar with chronic inflammation and a range of health conditions. Learn how this happens, other foods that cause inflammation, and how to reduce inflammation here. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that affects the health of the skin, eyes, and joints. Learn about its uses and benefits in this article. (Medical News Today)

How can diabetes cause joint pain?
Diabetes can lead to joint pain by affecting the muscles, skeleton, and nervous system. It also has links with two types of arthritis. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

10 healthful turmeric recipes for arthritis
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory spice. Research suggests turmeric and other anti-inflammatory foods can help relieve arthritis symptoms. This article looks at 10 ways to use turmeric in tasty, healthful recipes. (Medical News Today)

How to strengthen your knee
People can do many exercises to strengthen their knees, which can relieve pain and reduce the risk of injury. These exercises include leg lifts, hamstring curls, and wall squats. Learn more about how to strengthen the knee here. (Medical News Today)

What are the differences between naproxen and ibuprofen?
Naproxen and ibuprofen are anti-inflammatory, pain relieving drugs. This article looks at their similarities and differences, including their uses, side effects, and drug interactions. (Medical News Today)

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: Everything you need to know
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of genetic disorders that affect the connective tissues and cause several symptoms, including stretchy skin and loose joints. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about inflammatory rheumatism
Conditions that involve inflammation in the joints are known as inflammatory rheumatism. This article looks at the types, symptoms, and treatments of inflammatory rheumatic diseases. (Medical News Today)

How can rheumatoid arthritis affect the jaw?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the jaw joint, causing tenderness and swelling. In this article, we look at the symptoms and treatments for RA in the jaw. (Medical News Today)

How does alcohol affect rheumatoid arthritis?
Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol is generally safe for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and it may even offer some benefits. However, alcohol can interfere with some RA medications, and heavy drinking can lead to health problems. We take a look at the research and official guidelines here. (Medical News Today)

Can minocycline help treat rheumatoid arthritis?
Minocycline is an antibiotic that can reduce inflammation. Minocycline can relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but newer treatments are more common options. Learn about minocycline and other treatments for RA here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about cyclosporine
Cyclosporine is a prescription drug that works to suppress the immune system. It can help treat rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. This article looks at its uses, dosage, side effects, and risks. (Medical News Today)

What to know about Xeljanz
Xeljanz is a prescription medication that treats rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ulcerative colitis. This article provides an overview of its uses, how it works, and side effect warnings. (Medical News Today)

Osteoarthritis (OA)
Title: Osteoarthritis (OA)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/24/2020 (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: 1/24/2020 (Medicine Net)

Scleroderma
Title: Scleroderma
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/15/2020 (Medicine Net)

Reactive Arthritis
Title: Reactive Arthritis
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/15/2020 (Medicine Net)

Rheumatoid Factor
Title: Rheumatoid Factor
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 1/28/2002 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/15/2020 (Medicine Net)

Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis Differences and Similarities
Title: Osteoarthritis vs. Osteoporosis Differences and Similarities
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/15/2020 (Medicine Net)

Septic Arthritis
Title: Septic Arthritis
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 5/12/2008 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/15/2020 (Medicine Net)

All in the Timing: Many Get Knee Replacement Too Late or Too Soon
Title: All in the Timing: Many Get Knee Replacement Too Late or Too Soon
Category: Health News
Created: 1/13/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/14/2020 (Medicine Net)

Certain Diabetes Meds May Lower Gout Risk, Too
Title: Certain Diabetes Meds May Lower Gout Risk, Too
Category: Health News
Created: 1/13/2020 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/14/2020 (Medicine Net)

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Title: Ankylosing Spondylitis
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/14/2020 (Medicine Net)

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)
Title: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/13/2020 (Medicine Net)

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