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Types of Arthritis - Rheumatic Diseases and Conditions

While there are over 100 types of arthritis, about a dozen are considered common. Explore information about the cause, diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment of arthritis.
  1. Ankylosing Spondylitis (46)
  2. Arthritis In Children
  3. Arthritis Quizzes (56)
  4. Arthritis in Pets
  5. Aseptic Necrosis
  6. Avascular Necrosis (11)
  7. Basal Joint Arthritis (9)
  8. Behcet's Disease (6)
  9. Bursitis (10)
  10. CMC Arthritis
  11. CPPD
  12. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (80)
  13. Celiac Disease (21)
  14. Complex Regional Pain (10)
  15. Costochondritis (8)
  16. Crohn's Disease
  17. DISH (4)
  18. Degenerative Joint Disease
  19. Dermatomyositis (17)
  20. Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal
  21. Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
  22. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (12)
  23. Eosinophilic Fasciitis (7)
  24. Felty Syndrome (9)
  25. Fibromyalgia (63)
  26. Fifth Disease (7)
  27. Fungal Arthritis (20)
  28. Gaucher Disease (9)
  29. Giant Cell Arteritis (10)
  30. Gonococcal Arthritis (9)
  31. Gout (132)
  32. Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (10)
  33. Infectious Arthritis (18)
  34. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (28)
  35. Joint Hypermobility (13)
  36. Juvenile Arthritis (43)
  37. Kawasaki Disease (10)
  38. Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (12)
  39. Lupus (86)
  40. Lyme Disease (60)
  41. MCTD / UCTD (12)
  42. Marfan Syndrome (7)
  43. Mycotic Arthritis
  44. Osgood-Schlatter Disease (9)
  45. Osteitis Deformans
  46. Osteoarthritis (65)
  47. Osteonecrosis
  48. Osteoporosis (47)
  49. Other Related Conditions (21)
  50. Paget's Disease of Bone (13)
  51. Palindromic Rheumatism (5)
  52. Polyarteritis Nodosa (12)
  53. Polymyalgia Rheumatica (7)
  54. Polymyositis (11)
  55. Pseudogout (16)
  56. Psoriatic Arthritis (20)
  57. Raynaud's Phenomenon (34)
  58. Reactive Arthritis (12)
  59. Reflex Sympathetic
  60. Reiter's Syndrome
  61. Restless Legs Syndrome (12)
  62. Rheumatic Fever (10)
  63. Rheumatoid Arthritis (142)
  64. Scleroderma (18)
  65. Septic Arthritis
  66. Sjogren's Syndrome (32)
  67. Somatotroph Adenoma (5)
  68. Spinal Stenosis (16)
  69. Still's Disease (9)
  70. TMJ / TMD (16)
  71. Takayasu Arteritis (6)
  72. Temporal Arteritis
  73. Tendinitis / Tendonitis (14)
  74. Tietze's Syndrome
  75. Tuberculous Arthritis (10)
  76. Ulcerative Colitis
  77. Vasculitis (24)
  78. Viral Arthritis (9)
  79. Wegener's Granulomatosis (11)

What Is Inflammatory Arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis are three types of inflammatory arthritis.

What Is Undifferentiated Arthritis?
Undifferentiated arthritis is the diagnosis given to patients who present symptoms that do not suggest a specific type of arthritis.

Arthritis - 10 Things You Should Know
Put aside your misconceptions about arthritis. Learn more about the disease, starting with these 10 basic facts.

Why You Should Know Your Type of Arthritis
It's important to know, specifically, which type of arthritis you have.

Recognize Early Arthritis Symptoms
It is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of arthritis.

Facts About Arthritis
A quick spin through some basic facts about arthritis.

Arthritis Screening Quiz
Have you had persistent joint pain and you don't know the cause? Do you think it may be arthritis? Have you discounted the possibility of it being arthritis because you think arthritis is just an old-person's disease?

Arthritis - Test Your Knowledge
Arthritis is a complex disease with overlapping symptoms. Arthritis is expected to become more prevalent as baby boomers age. How much do you know about arthritis?

10 Basic Arthritis Facts Most Don't Know
Too often people get stuck behind misconceptions and don't know the truth about arthritis.

What Is Arthritis?
Arthritis refers to a group of rheumatic diseases and related conditions which primarily affect the joints. There also may be systemic effects.

Causes of Arthritis
There are different causes of arthritis, just as there are different types of arthritis. Learn more about the causes of arthritis.

Types of Arthritis and Rheumatic Conditions - Test Your Knowledge
There are over 100 types of arthritis and related rheumatic conditions. Overlapping symptoms can make some types of arthritis difficult to diagnose, but each type has prominent characteristics. How much do you know about the types of arthritis?

Arthritis Pain Explained
Learn how you can manage arthritis pain.

Arthritis Hand Photo Gallery
Hand damage and deformity caused by arthritis can include nodules, swelling, stiffness, ulnar drift, contractures, and other problems. Photos of hands damaged by arthritis.

What Is the Musculoskeletal System?
Arthritis affects the musculoskeletal system? What is the musculoskeletal system?

How Does a Rheumatologist Explain Arthritis?
Arthritis is associated with pain and swelling of the joints. There are over 100 conditions related to arthritis.

Polyarthritis, Inflammatory Arthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis - The Same?
An explanation of polyarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatism, Rheumatic Disease, and Arthritis: All the Same?
The terms rheumatism, rheumatic disease, and arthritis are often used interchangeably. Are they the same?

Arthritis Can Be Systemic Disease
Certain types of arthritis can be classified as systemic disease because they affect other parts of the body besides the joints.

5 Worst Things About Arthritis
Many arthritis patients don't know what to expect once they are diagnosed with the disease. What are the worst things about arthritis?

How to Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis
It is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of arthritis.

10 Diseases That Mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis
Certain medical conditions mimic rheumatoid arthritis. Which conditions must a doctor consider when diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis and how are they ultimately distinguished?

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