Joint fluid analysis can reveal valuable information to your doctor. Joint fluid analysis is a diagnostic procedure used to determine the cause of joint swelling.
Methotrexate is classified as a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, disabling, inflammatory type of arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Most people know osteoarthritis involves wear and tear of the joints.
Arthritis and joint pain can occur during late stage Lyme disease. Learn how an infectious disease transmitted by a tick bite can lead to arthritis in some people.
Septic arthritis is also known as infectious arthritis. Septic arthritis is an infection in a joint.
Facet arthropathy is caused by facet joints becoming arthritic and painful. Facet arthropathy can be a cause of back pain.
Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder which can be a primary condition or a secondary condition to another disease. Dry eyes and dry mouth are primary characteristics.
Lupus is a complex disease which can be hard to diagnose. Symptoms of lupus can resemble other types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases.
Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by widespread muscular pain, fatigue, and tenderness. The cause of fibromyalgia remains largely unknown.
Scleroderma is an autoimmune, connective tissue disease. Based on symptoms there are two broad classifications of scleroderma, diffuse and limited.
Raynaud's phenomenon is an arthritis-related condition that occurs when blood vessels constrict. When it occurs as a primary condition, it is called Raynaud's disease.
Ankylosing spondylitis is primarily characterized by chronic inflammation of the spine and sacroiliac joints. Ankylosing spondylitis is also a systemic rheumatic disease.
Gout, one of the most painful types of arthritis, is associated with hyperuricemia. Learn more about the cause, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of gout.
Remicade (infliximab) was the second TNF blocker approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It is administered intravenously by infusion.
Humira, generic drug name adalimumab, is a biologic drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and some other inflammatory types of arthritis.
Enbrel, generic drug name etanercept, is one of the TNF inhibitors used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory types of arthritis.
Psoriatic arthritis is associated with the skin disease psoriasis and with the joint conditon arthritis.
Several years ago, MSM was touted as a cure for arthritis. It's not a cure but how does MSM work to relieve arthritis?
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is 1 of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NCCAM is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science.
Amyloidosis can be a primary condition or can be a secondary condition to an existing inflammatory condition. Amyloids, which are deposited in tissues and organs, can cause serious problems.
The National Marfan Foundation is a non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to saving lives and improving the quality of life for individuals and families affected by the Marfan syndrome and related disorders.
It's important to know about gout risk factors because some are modifiable. Learn more about gout risk factors.
Arthrotec dosage, side effects, drug interactions, and safety warnings. Arthrotec, generic drug name diclofenac with misoprostol, is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat arthritis.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a inheritable connective tissue disorder. There are six major types of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.