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Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. When joints are inflamed they can develop stiffness, warmth, swelling, redness and pain. There are over 100 types of arthritis including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, gout, and pseudogout.

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    • Ankle Pain Ankle pain is commonly due to a sprain or tendinitis. The severity of ankle sprains ranges from mild (which can resolve within...learn more »
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      Ankle Pain Article
      • Ankle pain and ankle tendinitis facts
      • How is the ankle designed, and what is the ankle's function?
      • What causes ankle pain and ankle tendinitis?
      • What injuries can cause ankle pain, and how are they treated?
      • What diseases and conditions can cause ankle pain, and how are they treated?
      • What are associated symptoms and signs of ankle pain and ankle tendinitis?
      • How are ankle pain and ankle tendinitis diagnosed?
      • What is the prognosis for ankle pain and ankle tendinitis?
      • Is it possible to prevent ankle pain and ankle tendinitis?
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that causes chronic inflammation of the spine. The tendency to develop ankylosing...learn more »
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      Ankylosing Spondylitis Article
      • Ankylosing spondylitis facts
      • What is ankylosing spondylitis?
      • What causes ankylosing spondylitis?
      • What are ankylosing spondylitis symptoms and signs?
      • How is ankylosing spondylitis diagnosed?
      • What are ankylosing spondylitis treatment options?
      • Is it possible to prevent ankylosing spondylitis?
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) for patients with ankylosing spondylitis?
      • What is in the future for patients with ankylosing spondylitis?
      • Where can people find more information about ankylosing spondylitis and learn about support groups?
    • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or JRA) annually affects one child in every thousand. There are six...learn more »
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      Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) Article
      • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)/juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) facts
      • What is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)/juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA)?
      • What are causes and risk factors of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)/juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) arthritis?
      • What are juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)/juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) symptoms and signs, and how are the different types of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)/juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)/juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA)? What medications treat JIA/JRA?
      • What are complications of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)/juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA)?
      • What is the prognosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)/juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA)?
    • Quackery of Arthritis Arthritis patients are sometimes vulnerable to quackery (the business of promoting unproven remedies). These "quick fix"...learn more »
    • Lower Back Pain There are many causes of back pain. Pain in the low back can relate to the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae,...learn more »
    • Behcet's Syndrome Behçet's syndrome is a disease characterized by three symptoms: genital ulcers, recurring mouth ulcers, and inflammation...learn more »
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      Behcet's Syndrome Article
      • Behçet's syndrome facts
      • What is Behçet's syndrome?
      • What are symptoms of Behçet's syndrome?
      • How is Behçet's syndrome diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment of Behçet's syndrome?

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Terms related to Arthritis:

  • Arthralgia
  • Joint Inflammation
  • Joint Pain