Arthritis - Symptoms

Sjögren's Syndrome: What Is It, Who Gets It?

This condition occurs when a person's white blood cells damage the glands that produce moisture throughout the body. Dry eyes and mouth are typical symptoms, but the disease can trigger serious malfunctions in major organs.

How to Help Your Partner Understand Your Pain

Chronic pain can take a toll on a relationship, but it's important to remember that your spouse isn't a mind reader and neither are you. Good communication is important in any marriage, but it's crucial in a partnership in which one person has a medical condition.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pain-Related Sleep Problems

Poor sleep and chronic pain often go hand-in-hand. While there are a variety of treatments to help you through the night, could Cognitive Behavioral Therapy be the best bet? Find out here.

Raynaud's Phenomenon: More Common Than You Think

Are your fingers and toes often cold, even when the rest of you is warm? If so, you could have a condition known as Raynaud's disease, in which there's an interruption of blood flow to specific areas of the body.

Understanding Degenerative Disc Disease

How do you know if you have degenerative disc disease? If you have low back pain, are in your thirties or forties, and are otherwise healthy, you're a typical sufferer.

Understanding Arthritis of the Eyes

When we think of arthritis, we almost always think of the joints. After all, that tends to be the most common and obvious manifestation of this disease. But did you know that certain types of rheumatoid arthritis can affect your eyes?

The Most Common Types of Arthritis

Although there are more than 100 kinds of arthritis that can affect all parts of the body, the majority of cases include just a handful of varieties.

Decoding the Mystery of Still's Disease

This disease hits people between the ages of 18 and 40, although it can occur in children. It is very much like lupus in its symptoms, which include high fever, rash, muscle pain, and aching, swollen joints.

Connection between RA and Other Autoimmune Conditions

Studies have identified a link between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other autoimmune diseases. So if you have RA, are you destined for a diagnosis of another autoimmune condition down the road? Quite possibly.

How to Combat Thumb Arthritis

Why do some people get arthritis of the thumb and how can you manage this condition?

Dealing with DISH

DISH occurs when the ligaments that attach to the spine harden, often causing pain and discomfort in the affected areas.

Is the Cold Weather Making You Stiff?

If you're among those who can feel the weather in your bones via stiff, achy joints, here's what you need to know about what may (or may not) be causing it and what you can do to loosen up.

Reactive Arthritis: What You Should Know

Learn all about this type of arthritis, from causes to symptoms to treatments.

Understanding Enteropathic Arthritis

Enteropathic arthritis, a chronic illness that is one of a family of diseases known as spondylarthritides, is associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

4 Q&As about Osteoarthritis

Why does growing older go hand in hand with osteoarthritis? Where does the disease usually manifest itself? Here, get honest answers to four questions surrounding the disease.

Doctors Are Slow to Diagnose Arthritis of the Back

While people with stiff fingers or knees usually have no problem getting doctors to diagnose them with arthritis, sufferers of arthritic back pain typically must wait much longer for their problem to be defined and treated. Why?

Should You See an Orthopedic Surgeon?

How do you know if it's time to visit an orthopedic surgeon? Well, you may want to consider scheduling an appointment if you have pain that won't let up, diminished function, or any deformity of your musculoskeletal system.

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Help Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

While a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis can be scary, new research suggests that there's a silver lining to this inflammatory joint disease.

Understanding Arthritis-Related Numbness

While arthritis typically causes pain and stiffness, some sufferers experience numbness in affected areas as well. What causes this numbness, and how can it be alleviated?

Could You Have Fibromyalgia? Signs to Look For

Although no specific test can definitively confirm the condition's presence, certain criteria can help physicians make a proper diagnosis.

Arthritis-Related Jaw Pain? 5 Ways to Beat It

While the jaw may not seem like a likely place to experience arthritis pain, it can and does happen. Here, 5 ways to quell the pain.

RA or Osteoarthritis? How to Tell the Difference

Although there are 100 different types of arthritis, the two most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Their symptoms can be quite similar, so how can you tell the difference?

Can a Multivitamin a Day Keep Arthritis Symptoms at Bay?

Getting the proper amount of vitamins is important for everyone, but particularly so for arthritis sufferers or those at risk for arthritis.

5 Myths About Joint Pain

Don't let misconceptions about joint pain prevent you from doing the things you love or making sound health decisions.

Coping with Unusual Arthritis Symptoms

You're familiar with the most common symptoms of RA, but there are other less frequent ones. Find out how to cope.

Strange Places for Arthritis

When you think of arthritis, you probably think of common joints such as the knees, elbows or fingers. What you may not know is that you can have arthritis in some strange places.

Psoriatic Arthritis and Fatigue

If you have psoriatic arthritis, fatigue may be an issue. Read on for tips on how to manage this common symptom so you can keep your quality of life.

The Difference between Arthritis and Lupus

Learn how to work with your doctor to get a correct diagnosis.

Share Your Story. Become a Health Hero.

Have you or a loved one survived a life-threatening disease? Are you currently struggling with depression, chronic pain, heart disease, or other health-related condition? Have you gone to extraordinary lengths to help someone in a health crisis? If so, we want to hear from you!

Fibromyalgia or Rheumatoid Arthritis? The Differences You Should Know

Five factors that separate fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis.
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