Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases

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  1. About Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases

    Arthritis, itself a group of more than 100 different diseases, is one category of rheumatic diseases.

  2. Anatomy of a Joint

    Joints are the areas where two or more bones meet. Most joints are mobile, allowing the bones to move.

  3. Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Detailed information on ankylosing spondylitis, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  4. Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases Statistics

    Rheumatic diseases are the leading cause of disability among people ages 65 and older.

  5. Bursitis

    A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that cushions a joint. When a bursa becomes inflamed, the condition is known as bursitis.

  6. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Women develop carpal tunnel syndrome three times more frequently than men. It usually occurs only in adults.

  7. Common Types of Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases

    Detailed information on the most common types of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, including ankylosing spondylitis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, gout, infectious arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lyme disease, low back pa

  8. Diagnosing Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases

    Diagnosing arthritis and other rheumatic diseases is often difficult, as many symptoms are similar among the different diseases.

  9. Fibromyalgia

    Detailed information on fibromyalgia, including cause, triggers, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  10. Glossary - Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases

    Online medical glossary of terms relating to arthritis and other rheumatic diseases written for patients and consumers

  11. Gout

    Gout is marked by inflamed, painful joints because of the formation of crystal deposits in them.

  12. Home Page - Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases

    Detailed information on arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, including types, diagnosis, treatment, and living with the condition

  13. Infectious Arthritis

    Infectious arthritis is an infection in the joint fluid and tissues. Different bacteria and viruses can infect a joint and usually are associated with a person's age.

  14. Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Detailed information on juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, including cause, symptom, diagnosis, and treatment

  15. Living with a Rheumatic Disease

    With proper management, a rheumatic disease often does not have to hinder your daily activities.

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