5 Types of Arthritis That Affect the Shoulder

The Basics Your shoulders are the location of your body’s most mobile joints. Shoulder joints take a lot of wear and tear and therefore have the potential to become unstable. Shoulder arthritis is one particularly painful condition that affects the shoulder joints. Did You Know? Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the
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Arthrosis vs. Arthritis: What’s the Difference?

The two conditions sound similar, but knowing the difference between them is important. Part 1 of 11: Overview Arthrosis vs. Arthritis: What’s the Difference? Arthritis and arthrosis sound very similar, and the two conditions have several things in common. They both affect your bones, ligaments, and joints. They also share many of the same symptoms,
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Could Gluten Be Triggering Your Arthritis?

Could Gluten Be Triggering Your Arthritis? Celiac disease and gluten intolerance have become increasingly popular diagnoses in the medical community. That may be because more people have the conditions, or because science has helped us learn to recognize them more easily. Either way, researchers are looking at how gluten affects all kinds of conditions, from
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Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Manage Morning Stiffness

Written by Leslie A. Vandever Medically Reviewed on January 7, 2014 by George Krucik, MD, MBA 1 of 9 Morning Stiffness Is Common Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. It can be disabling, sometimes permanently. There’s no cure for RA, but there are many medications that can slow the disease’s progress and
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Fevers

Why They Occur and What to Do About Them Written by Elea Carey Medically Reviewed on January 15, 2014 by George Krucik, MD, MBA 1 of 10 Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the lining of the joints, causing inflammation. Symptoms of RA include joint pain, fatigue, stiffness, loss of
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Tired of Rheumatoid Arthritis? Tips and Cures for Fatigue

Written by Mary Ellen Ellis Medically Reviewed on January 16, 2014 by George Krucik, MD, MBA 1 of 8 A Tiring Condition Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an inflammatory joint condition, is best known for the joint swelling, pain, and stiffness that it causes. But those who suffer from RA know that this autoimmune disorder also can
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Exacerbations: How to Prevent Them

Written by Mary Ellen Ellis Medically Reviewed on January 29, 2014 by George Krucik, MD, MBA 1 of 11 Understanding RA Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes joints to be painful, stiff, and swollen. There’s no cure for RA, but treatments and medications can slow its progression and provide relief from symptoms.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis vs Fibromyalgia

Written by Robin Madell Medically Reviewed on February 6, 2014 by George Krucik, MD, MBA 1 of 8 Not the Same Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia are two different conditions with similar symptoms that are often confused. The Arthritis Foundation (AF) considers fibromyalgia to be an “arthritis-related condition.” But there are some distinct differences between
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Fibromyalgia and Other Causes of Numbness

Written by Alexia Seversen | Published on January 23, 2013 Medically Reviewed by George T. Krucik, MD, MBA on January 23, 2013 Part 1 of 10: Numbness Numb Sensations: A Cause for Concern? We’ve all experienced that numb feeling in our legs or feet after sitting in one position for too long. But in some
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Arthritis-fighting food: Ginger Apple Muffins

Ginger Apple Muffins     Published December 20, 2012 | Written by James Schend   Servings: 12Total Time: 30 minPrep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min TEXT SIZE: A A A   Not only does the dried and crystallized ginger taste great in these quick-and-easy muffins, but they’re also an excellent anti-inflammatory, helping
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