Arthritis - Symptoms

Leola M. Hays

Leola, 78, lives in Montgomery, AL. She has suffered from arthritis for decades, but didn’t give up on finding ways to cope with and manage this painful condition. Read on to see how she continues to overcome against the pain in her joints.

What You Need to Know About Chronic Pain Syndrome

Are aches your constant companion? You’re not alone. Learn more about coping with chronic pain.

Comedian Matt Iseman Doesn’t Let RA Stifle His Laughter

Rheumatoid arthritis doesn't define this funny guy. Learn how Matt is continuing to follow his dreams.

An Introduction to Scoliosis

Simply defined, scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine. Here's how the condition is treated.

Leaky Gut Syndrome and Its Connection to RA

Some research suggests that leaky gut syndrome, or increased intestinal permeability, is implicated in dozens of diseases including arthritis. Could your diet be to blame?

Too Young for Arthritis? Maybe Not

Arthritis doesn't affect just seniors. Children and young adults can develop it as well. But exactly how prevalent is the disease among various group? Read on to find out.

Arthritis Pain and Substance P: What's the Connection?

A neurotransmitter known as Substance P may hold the key to unlocking the mystery of arthritis pain.

RA Pain: Does Where You Live Matter?

Ongoing research suggests that genetic factors and environmental exposures both play a role in occurrence and symptoms.

What's the Difference Between Osteorarthritis and RA?

While their symptoms are similar, these conditions are distinct when it comes to how they initially develop.

Could Pine Bark Extract Help Treat Osteoarthritis Pain?

Are you familiar with this supplement, which may provide relief from osteoarthritis symptoms?

The Link Between Sugar and Osteoarthritis

Curb your sweet tooth, and you just may notice an improvement in your symptoms.

Knee Replacement: Your Pressing Questions, Answered

How long in the hospital? How long until recovered? How do they actually replace a knee? Get straightforward answers to these and other questions.

Hip Replacement: Your Pressing Questions, Answered

How is a hip replaced? What are symptoms after? What's the recovery time? Get straightforward answers to these and other questions.

The Arthritis Registry: Should You Join?

The AIR connects those with arthritis-related conditions to clinical researchers. Here's how to become a part of it.

Arthritis Is Not Just for the Elderly

It's important to know arthritis can strike at any age because early treatment is key.

Living With Invisible Pain

You look well. What are the challenges when you feel anything but on the inside?

RA and Autoimmune Conditions: How Do You Know You Have It?

Learn what your doctor is looking for when she orders a vial of blood to be drawn.

Why Does the Body Feel Pain?

Pain is a communication system, but what is it trying to say? Focus on the different types of pain to uncover its secrets.

Everyday Aches or Diagnosed Chronic Pain?

The rigors of daily living make the occasional ache commonplace. But when have you crossed the line to chronic pain?

How Do You Know if it's Carpal Tunnel?

Is that burning, tingling, pain and numbness in your hands carpal tunnel syndrome? Your doctor can put it to the test.

What Rheumatoid Factor Does and Doesn't Show

RF is a type of antibody produced by your immune system. If your levels are high, you may have rheumatoid arthritis. Or, you may not.

Pain Medication Addiction: Have You Crossed the Line?

This medication can be a blessing and a curse. Here's how to tell if you, or a loved one, have crossed the line into addiction.

Health by the Numbers: Arthritis

Although arthritis can be debilitating, there are a variety of treatment options to help keep symptoms in check. Here's a look at the disease by the numbers.

Massage Therapy for Pain

How could this therapy help you manage your worst pain symptoms?

How to Handle Arthritis on the Job

Learn how to address pain, fatigue, and other obstacles in a way that works for you and your employer.

Can Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Fix Your Back Pain?

If you have ongoing back pain, OMT offers a holistic approach to pain relief that addresses a variety of physical conditions.

Arthritis 101

Learn about the most common forms of arthritis, from causes and symptoms to treatment.

Understanding Adult ADHD Symptoms

It's not always easy to pinpoint ADHD in adults, but spotting the symptoms is the first step toward getting the right diagnosis and treatment.

Psoriatic Arthritis: What Are the Symptoms?

Most people develop psoriasis first, but for some, joint problems begin before skin lesions appear.

How Pets Can Help Your Chronic Pain Symptoms

Bringing a pet into your home is a big commitment, but it can come with serious rewards including a potential reduction of your pain.
Advertisement
 
 

Sign Up for Free Newsletters

View All Newsletters

Ask Your Doctor the RIGHT Questions!

Get FREE tools and tips to get
the most from your doctor visit.
Emailed right to you!

The Ask Your Doctor email series
may contain sponsored content.
18+, US residents only please.