Research Articles
If you have ever relied on a family member with arthritis to predict an upcoming storm, you know there must be some kind of link between change in weather and joints. In this study from Brazil, the in ...more
Three things are clear from ongoing research: 1) obesity is on the rise in the United States, 2) more people are experiencing osteoarthritis (OA), and 3) there is a direct link between obesity and ost ...more
Researchers have noticed a very curious thing. People of European descent are the only ones who develop primary osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip. Those individuals who are of African or Asian lineage ar ...more
Have you ever heard of something called the hip-spine syndrome? It's what the doctor says I have. Just wondered what you could tell me about it. Degenerative osteoarthritis of the hip along with degen ...more
I read somewhere that chronic tennis elbow isn't really the result of inflammation. I'm wondering if the same thing is true for my knee pain from arthritis. Is it possible I don't really have active i ...more
I'm on a search for myself. I have damaged knee cartilage that lines the joint and I need help. So far, I've tried six months of diet and exercise to take pressure off the knee and improve my strength ...more
My sister just emailed me that she has a condition called pigmented villonodular synovitis of the knee. What is this? Is it hereditary? Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a benign disease of t ...more
You've probably seen the old commercial that talks about "the heartbreak of psoriasis." But it isn't just the skin lesions that create so much trouble for patients. Up to half of all patients with pso ...more
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a fairly new treatment tool for a variety of musculoskeletal problems. Platelets taken from the person's own blood are injected into the damaged or injured area. Special ...more
If you are a gout sufferer or know someone who is...this information may be of interest to you. The data comes from many studies around the world on gout and was presented at a special meeting. The me ...more
Tuberculosis (also known as TB) is a bacterial infection affecting the lungs and other parts of the body. It was almost completely gone from the United States but is now on the rise again. And patient ...more
This is the second article in a two-part series to bring us up-to-date on psoriatic arthritis (PsA). The first part focused on the diagnosis of this condition using biomarkers and advanced imaging stu ...more
What Happens To Patients with Neck Instability from Rheumatoid Arthritis? When you think of someone with severe inflammatory rheumatoid arthritis (RA) what picture comes to mind? Knobby, gnarled hand ...more
Arthritis comes in many forms including one called psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Psoriasis is a disease that most people think of as primarily a skin disease because the condition causes a persistent ras ...more
Are you a physician with a busy practice? Do you tend to medicate rather than educate patients with arthritis? Are you a patient with osteoarthritis? Would you rather be educated than medicated? If yo ...more
Do you suffer from the painful effects of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? Or do you know someone who does -- perhaps a close friend, loved one, or family member? If you answered 'yes' to either of those qu ...more
Lupus, also known by its full name: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE is a chronic and often debilitating condition. It's an autoimmune disease with many different signs and symptoms affecting all s ...more
Do you have a child who has been diagnosed with arthritis, or is suffering with symptoms of joint stiffness, swelling, pain? This article is one in a series of two, written by Pediatric Arthritic Spec ...more
Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the many diseases that fall under the umbrella of arthritis. It is one of the most outwardly obvious arthritis types because of the way it can deform the joints, often t ...more
If you have arthritis, you may think that exercise will increase your joint pain or speed the joint breakdown; however, regular exercise is actually beneficial for the person with arthritis. Often the ...more