Musculoskeletal Disorders

Spinal stenosis surgery

Spinal stenosis is a medical condition involving the spine: the spinal canal narrows and compresses the nerves and spinal cord. Needless to say, this can be quite painful. There are different causes for this condition, namely aging, spinal disc herniation, osteoporosis, or a tumor. Any of the three parts of the spine—cervical, thoracic, or lumbar—can […]

Osteoarthritis symptoms

Osteoarthritis refers to degenerative arthritis. It is a condition that results from the continuous deterioration and depletion of cartilage in various bodily joints. The cartilage within the joints is made up of proteins that are used to protect bones and joints from getting damaged. More than twenty million individuals in the United States alone are […]

Costochondritis pain relief

Costochondritis is a condition that involves inflammation of the ribs or the cartilage that connects the ribs. It is a very painful medical condition that is harmless in nature and often goes away on its own without any advanced medical treatment. Many patients however, experience very painful episodes that require treatment in order for them […]

Hyperextended knee treatment

A hyperextended knee is a relatively common knee injury amongst various athletes. It is especially common in gymnasts and basketball players. A hyperextended knee injury can be even more severe in individuals that got it as a result of an auto accident as there is even more pressure put on the knee. What is a […]

Osteoporosis prevention

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bone tissue throughout the body begins to thin and bone density is lost over a period of time. There are no symptoms of osteoporosis during the earliest stages of the disease. Symptoms of the disease in its later stages can include fractures that occur very easily, loss of […]

Spondylosis treatment

Those who have spondylosis which is a condition that affects the spine, will need to find as many different treatments as possible in order to increase their chances of healing and relieving painful symptoms which can be associated with this condition. Although most of the time it is older people who have this problem, there […]

Duchenne muscular dystrophy symptoms

Duchenne muscular dystrophy comes with all of its own characteristic symptoms and is part of a larger series of muscular dystrophy conditions which affect millions of people all over the world. The main difference between this particular condition and other dystrophies is the specific part of the muscle which is affected as well as the […]

How to prevent gout

Gout is a very painful type of arthritis, or joint inflammation; it occurs when uric acid builds up in the body, and tiny crystals get deposited in various tissues, but particularly in the joints. It can be either acute or chronic. Acute gout affects only a single joint; chronic gout refers to repeated episodes of […]

Kyphosis, lordosis and scoliosis

Kyphosis, lordosis and scoliosis are three different words that are used to describe three kinds of deformities or abnormalities in curvature of the spine. There are presently over seven million people in the United States that have one of these abnormal curvatures of the spine. These abnormal curvatures can be a congenital defect or they […]

Scleroderma treatment

As an autoimmune disease of the connective tissue (fibers that provide the framework and support for the body), scleroderma involves the tightening and hardening of the skin in certain areas. It is classified as an autoimmune disease because a certain trigger will activate the immune system to cause injury to tissues that result in an […]

Costochondritis symptoms

Costochondritis is a condition where the cartilage between the ribs and breastbone become inflamed. This is an extremely painful condition that can be confused with a heart attack since the pain is most severe at the breastbone where the cartilage and ribs join together. Any time you have pain in the chest you should see […]

Hand pain causes

Work never leaves us. If we consider living away from our work place and plan to stay in a place where people would not disturb us, we just can’t avoid work saying “I don’t want to do that”. Our organs need to work anyhow; physically or mentally. Even while we are doing mental work, our […]

Scapulothoracic bursitis

Scapulothoracic bursitis can mimic other problems. It can be very hard to diagnose and may only be found after other diagnosis have been ruled out. True scapulothoracic bursitis is caused by an abnormal growth or lesion that is located between the scapula and the rib cage. The scapulothoracic joint is located where the scapula or […]

Osteomalacia symptoms

Osteomalacia is a condition where there is softening of the bones which is caused by defective bone mineralization. In children this condition is called rickets. Adults can get a milder form of this disease, called osteomalacia. Vitamin D deficiency due to lack of sunlight exposure is the most common cause of osteomalacia and rickets. It […]

Polymyositis symptoms

The symptoms of polymyositis tend to gradually appear over a period of time and therefore it can be extremely difficult to pinpoint exactly when they started. You may also find that your symptoms tend to fluctuate from week to week. The most common symptom of polymyositis is a progressive weakness in the muscles. The muscles […]

Polymyositis treatment

Polymyositis is a disease which causes the muscles to become weak and inflamed. This disease usually affects the elderly but in some rare cases can also be found in the very young. This condition is more common in women than in men. People who have Polymyositis usually experience a general muscle weakness and fatigue in […]

Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that affects those with the skin condition, psoriasis. In fact, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation, up to 30% of psoriasis sufferers will end up with psoriatic arthritis. The disease can develop at any time, even when actual skin lesions haven’t yet been seen, but it’s more common […]

Osteoporosis treatment

Osteoporosis is a condition of bone loss and is dreadful disease that causes many elderly people to suffer from broken bones and fractures of the vertebrae. It also causes one’s height to diminish as they grow older. If not properly treated, this disease can lead to the individual’s loss of independence and a remaining lifetime […]

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can best be described as an autoimmune disease. That is, it is a disease or illness that occurs when the tissues of the body are inadvertently attacked by its own immune system. Rheumatoid arthritis will cause a chronic inflammation of the joints, the tissues that surround the joints, and also certain organs […]

Dermatomyositis

Dermatomyositis (DM) is rare autoimmune disease of the muscles that is characterized by muscle weakness, a rash and inflammation of the muscles. It is listed among a category of diseases called myopathies. Dermatomyositis causes the muscles to shrink due to a lack of blood flow. This disease is found in children between the ages of […]

Idiopathic scoliosis

According to the National Scoliosis Foundation, everyone’s spine is curved if it is looked at from the side. However, if it’s viewed from the front, it should be straight. In certain people, the spine is deformed enough to need medical treatment. In this article, we will discuss the various forms of scoliosis, especially idiopathic scoliosis. […]

Scleroderma symptoms

Scleroderma is a group of progressive diseases involving tightening of the skin and the fibers that provide the framework for the body. Localized scleroderma only affects the skin on the body. Systemic scleroderma affects the skin as well as the internal organs. Scleroderma is a very rare disease, affecting approximately only 250 out of one […]

Osteomyelitis treatment

Osteomyelitis is a condition where a bone gets infected after staph bacteria or fungal organism travels through the blood and attaches to bone. Ostemyelitis quite often happens after a minor or major fracture to a bone. People with HIV and Diabetes and those who have immuno suppressing diseases are more at risk for developing this […]

Piriformis syndrome

Piriformis syndrome arises many controversial opinions: some experts believe it doesn’t exist, while others are all for diagnosing and treating it. For the purposes of this article, we will assume that it is a real condition. Piriformis syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder that occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated by the piriformis […]

Bursitis treatment

When you picture your skeleton, you probably see in your mind’s eye a version of the hanging bones in a scientist’s office or on a movie. While this may be an anatomically correct idea of your skeleton, there are still a lot of pieces missing from the actual picture. If your skeleton actually looked like […]

Scoliosis surgery

No matter how hard you work on your posture, you will never have a perfectly straight back. Your back is supported by your spine, a naturally curvy system of vertebrae, discs, nerves and joints. It is necessary for your spine to have some curvatures to accommodate your neck, lower back, chest and hips. When you […]

Rheumatoid arthritis diet

There is a diet for everything: low carbohydrate, high fat, high protein, the cabbage soup diet, the grapefruit diet, and more. Ask any doctor, and he or she will probably tell you that there are certain foods that will further irritate a condition called rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation of the joins and surrounding tissues). So the […]

Natural osteoporosis treatment

Osteoporosis can best be described as a disease in which your bones become weaker. Unfortunately, if left untreated, osteoporosis can eventually progress to fractures or broken bones. Fractures most commonly occur in the hip, spine and wrist. There have been numerous scientific and medical studies into osteoporosis and a positive link has been proven between […]

Fibromyalgia relief

Fibromyalgia is now the accepted name for a condition that used to be known as musculoskeletal pain syndrome. The name may be updated but the diagnosis still remains a controversial one as there are still those in the medical community who discount the validity of the condition. The controversy arises over the non-specific nature of […]

Osteomyelitis symptoms

Osteomyelitis sounds pretty serious, and in fact, back in the day, it was seen as an incurable condition; fortunately, with all the technology available today, the condition can be successfully treated. While the word is very large and hard to say, it is only a medical term for an infection in the bone. There are […]

Pulled muscle treatment

Pulled muscles (often referred to as a ‘strained muscle’) can occur for a variety of reasons. Usually when a muscle gets overstretched it will cause a small tear in the muscle. This is the basics to how lifting weights and building muscles works as it is a matter of tearing the muscle and letting it […]

Costochondritis treatment

In certain instances, inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs connect with the cartilage that holds the ribs to the breastbone can occur, causing very discomforting chest pains. This is a condition called costochondritis. The individual affected by costochondritis will experience localized chest pain that can be diminished by pushing on the cartilage in […]

Muscle pain relief

Muscle pain is something that everyone will experience at times during the course of ones lifetime. Various injuries and illnesses can cause the muscles to ache and be painful. When one exercises it increases the demand for oxygen to the muscle which in turn can cause an accumulation of lactic acid build up in the […]

Osteoporosis causes

Osteoporosis is a condition where there is a thinning of the bones or bone loss. Bones normally continue to grow throughout life. When someone has osteoporosis bone loss outpaces the growth of new bone. The bones then become brittle and begin to fracture easily. This condition is common in elderly women that are frail. Up […]

Scleroderma disease

Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the body by hardening connective tissue. Chronic means that it lasts a lifetime. An autoimmune disease is one in which the body’s immune system attacks itself. When an immune system is working normally, it fights off foreign invaders, such as viruses and bacteria; an autoimmune system attacks […]

Joint pain causes

Anybody who has ever visited grandma or grandpa as a small child may well remember the distinctive antiseptic smell of Bengay joint pain reliever. The fact is, as we grow to be grandma and grandpa’s age, joint pain creeps up on all of us. The elderly are, of course, most commonly thought of when it […]

Marfan syndrome

Marfan syndrome is a rare but serious genetic disorder that affects approximately 60,000 Americans. It has excessive affects on the connective tissues within your body. These tissues are responsible for keeping your body held together. Usually the tissues become unhealthy as a result of natural aging and can cause your skin to sag as a […]

TMJ treatment

TMJ is the commonly used short form of temporomandibular joint, which is a disorder that affects joints in the jaw area. TMJ is known to integrate the mandible, which is the lower jaw to the skull’s temporal bone that is situated in front of the ears. These particular facial muscles are known to be essential […]

Scoliosis treatment

Good posture is a requirement of mothers everywhere. As a child, you probably heard, “Sit up straight” coming from your mother’s general direction more times than you care to count. But what your mother may have neglected to tell you is that it is actually impossible to sit up perfectly straight because our spines are […]

Slipped disc symptoms

The human spine has 26 vertebrae. A jelly like substance in between each vertebra is called a disk. The disc acts as a cushion between each vertebra. If you have ever had a slipped disc you know that the symptoms can be excruciating pain. A slipped disc is a term used to describe a bulging […]

Arthritis symptoms

When you hear the word arthritis, what do you think of? For most people, the word arthritis conjures up an image of an old lady or gentleman complaining about his or her aching joints. Associated smells might include the strong odor of BenGay or other popular joint rubs favored by people who suffering from the […]

Bone loss treatment

No matter how lifeless bones seem to be, they also contain living tissues similar to the ones present in our muscles. They get stronger or weaker, responding to our actions. Regular exercise combined with a healthy and balanced diet help make bones stronger and tougher. They also store the minerals required by our body. The […]

Cervical stenosis

The human spine represents the literal backbone of our bodies it is better compared to a control center that processes all the commands sent out by our brains. Although it is well protected and encased in bone structures called vertebrae, it is also very sensitive to all kinds of physical trauma and even more-so to […]

High uric acid symptoms

It is unfortunate that usually high uric acid symptoms will only show themselves once you already have a gout attack. Gout is caused by a high level of uric acid collecting in one’s joints in crystallized form and its presence can only be confirmed through blood and urine laboratory tests. This is an illness that […]

Duchenne muscular dystrophy

The most well-known type of muscular dystrophy is Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). This condition is very heartbreaking as the life expectancy is not very long for people who have DMD. This is an inherited disease with the disorder located in the X-chromosome. The X-chromosome is one of two sex chromosomes. The other one is the […]

Scoliosis symptoms

Teenagers (and even adults) who have a bad habit of hunching over all the time are actually pretty lucky. To correct their posture, they merely have to straighten up. Even those people for whom hunching over has become second nature, they can lose the habit with a bit of dedicated effort. They are infinitely better […]

Osteopenia treatment

Osteopenia is referred to as a medical condition wherein bone mineral density is lower than the normal value. Bone mineral density is a measurement of the level of minerals in the bones, indicating how dense and strong the bones are. The World Health Organization (WHO) Scientific Group on the Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis specifically […]

Lupus treatment

If you or anyone you know suffers from lupus, it is important to understand what actions and methods are available to you for viable lupus treatment. Lupus is an autoimmune disease. This means that the body’s immune system overreacts, attacking one’s own tissues. Lupus typically targets the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. It can affect […]

Gout symptoms

Gout is a form of recurring acute arthritis, of the inflammatory kind. This type of arthritis is usually caused due to an increased level of uric acid in the patient’s body. In a person affected by gout, the uric acid in the body crystallizes in form then deposits around and in the joints and its […]

Spondylolisthesis

Almost everybody in the world is going to suffer from back pain at one time or another in their lives. In fact, “back pain” is a very general term for a condition that is deep and varied. While one person’s back pain – say a factor work that bends and lifts heavy objects all day […]

Fibromyalgia symptoms

Sometimes people who are experiencing fibromyalgia symptoms may not realize what the problem is. Fibromyalgia symptoms can sometimes be confused with symptoms of other diseases. Many times arthritis can be confused with this disorder. Fibromyalgia is a disorder that involves the musculoskeletal parts of the body where can feel a lot of pain in muscles, […]

Taurine benefits

When you think of protein, you might not realize that it is composed of a set of building blocks called amino acids. Of these amino acids, there are two sets: essential amino acids and non-essential amino acids. Although both sets of amino acids are essential for survival, those dubbed as essential cannot be produced by […]

Polymyalgia rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder that can occur at any time however it usually affects people who are over the age of 50. The cause of this problem is unknown at the present time. It causes several symptoms which can start out gradually and get worse over time or can come on quickly and […]

Osteoarthritis treatment options

If you’ve ever stayed at grandma’s house for the summer, helped grandpa with chores around the house, or even just watched television, listened to the radio, read a magazine or surfed the internet over the past few decades, then you have likely heard about osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (also known as degenerative joint disease) is actually not […]

Osteogenesis imperfecta

Osteogenesis Imperfecta or OI is also referred to as the Brittle Bone Disease. It is a genetic bone disorder which makes the bones fragile. Individuals who have osteogenesis imperfecta are born with the inability to make connective tissues or have defective connective tissues at birth. It is generally caused by a protein or type-I collagen […]

Myopathy

Myopathy is a muscular disease which occurs when the muscle fibers are not capable of functioning properly. There are a variety of reasons that could cause this to occur and as a result it will lead to a weak muscular system. This is a muscle disease which occurs primarily in the muscles and not the […]

Kyphosis treatment

People rarely seek kyphosis treatment as the condition is rarely diagnosed due to the fact that it normally goes away naturally. Basically, your thoaric spine will have a kyphotic curve which is used as a shock absorber for your spine. In some cases the curve can develop itself and become a condition called kyphotic curvature. […]

Osgood-Schlatter disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease is a condition that regularly causes knee pain for children and young teenagers. As a result of developing Osgood-Schlatter disease, various symptoms could develop such as constant knee pain, swelling of the knee area, and tenderness in certain areas near the knee. The disease is most common with physically active boys and usually […]

Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is a condition that can affect anyone, whether you are athletic or live a sedentary lifestyle. The condition is a result of having not enough blood being supplied and circulated to the tendon, and is also sometimes caused by an unhealthy diet. The condition could become more severe and have some serious problems […]

Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma is a type of bone tumor that is prevalent in children and the elderly, and many times it is commonly found in the knee area. These tumors are in fact malignant (cancerous), and one of the reasons that it is most commonly found in children under the age of fifteen is because it generally […]

Inflammatory arthritis

Unfortunately, as people age there are several ailments that are typical. Although many of them can be treated, arthritis is one that seems to not only get worse over time, but be very difficult to prevent. Arthritis is a term that generally covers all types of joint inflammation and degradation. Although there are many types […]

Osteoporosis symptoms

Osteoporosis is a problem that is common among older women. This disease is one that is known for causing problems with a higher risk of having broken bones, most commonly in the wrist and spine. While the main osteoporosis symptoms can occur later in life, the truth is that the damage that is caused from […]

Dupuytren’s contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture is a type of hand deformity that causes the tissue under the palms to contract. Over time, this connective tissue becomes very tough, causing knots of tissue to form. Eventually, these knots merge into a thick cord that can actually pull back one or more of a person’s fingers so that they become […]

Achondroplasia dwarfism

Achondroplasia dwarfism is the most common type of drawfism. The term achondroplasia is formed from a Greek world that means without cartilage formation. Achondroplasia Dwarfism is basically a bone growth disorder. While the Greek name would lend you to believe that the problem lies with the cartilage that is not the case with this type […]

Cervical spondylosis

Once your body starts to age it will begin to deteriorate. Wear and tear will continue to break down your body’s health and cervical spondylosis is definitely an example of this. Cervical spondylosis is a term that refers to when your neck joints are wearing down due to aging. This is a condition that men […]

Schmorl’s nodes treatment

Every day you walk upright; you lay down on your back; you practice yoga; you run, swim, bike and climb…but how often do you think about the impact of all of these activities on the delicate and complicated support system known as your spine? Your spine is a beautiful sculpture created by combining vertebrae (small, […]

Sprained wrist treatment

When a person has a strained wrist it means that the ligaments and tendons that are inside their wrist are injured. A sprained wrist can happen in a variety of different ways. One common causes of a sprained wrist is a fall in which the person puts their hand out to try to break it. […]

Osteonecrosis

Osteonecrosis is a disease that is caused when there is not an adequate supply of blood to a particular section of bone. When this happens the tissue in the bone dies off and this causes the bone itself to collapse. While researchers are not certain what can actually cause osteonecrosis, there have been some who […]

Rickets disease

Rickets disease is a problem that is often found in young children, and it can cause deformity and fractures. This is because rickets causes the bones to soften due to a lack of Vitamin D and calcium. While rickets is not something that commonly occurs in developed countries, it is a serious problem that often […]

Knee arthritis

When you have developed arthritis in the knee is means that you have a degenerative disease that is destroying the cartilage in the joint of your knee. The most common form of arthritis is called Osteoarthritis. This disease can be inherited but commonly this condition is brought on by an injury to the knee. If […]

Green lipped mussel extract

Xtend-Life has replaced their GLM-Omega3 Plus supplements with Green Lipped Mussel Powder. It helps with the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Green Lipped muscles are found only in the coastal waters of New Zealand. Licensed marine farmers are the only ones allowed to commercially produce these sea creatures. Because of the expense, many manufactures prefer […]

Best arthritis supplement

Many people who suffer from arthritis pain are looking for natural product to relieve their condition. Their hope is to stop taking prescription medications so they can avoid negative side effects these conditions can cause. Arthrit-Eze (Not Just Joints), a product by Xtend-Life, may work well for you and may just be the product you […]

Ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a disease that causes chronic inflammation. It affects the spine and the sacroiliac joints. Sacroiliac joints are in the lower back located where the sacrum joins the iliac bones. The sacrum is the bone directly above the tailbone and the iliac bones are located on both sides of the upper buttocks. When […]

Sprained ankle treatment

Spraining your ankle is never any fun however with the right treatment you can be back on your feet in no time. The most important thing to do after an injury to your ankle is to make sure it is not fractured or broken. If the pain is severe or you cannot bare any weight […]

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic disorder that causes muscle and joint pain as well as fatigue. Fibromyalgia Syndrome is called a syndrome as it usually presents with a set number of symptoms. These symptoms include pain in the muscles and joints all over the body, weakness and fatigue which can become incapacitating, a pain threshold that […]

Degenerative joint disease

Degenerative joint disease is also referred to as osteoarthritis. It is also the most common form of arthritis effecting over 80% of the population that are age 60 or older. The term Arthritis is used to describe several conditions that are caused by degenerative changes of the body’s joints and the joint structures. With osteoarthritis, […]

Alternative arthritis treatment

The condition of arthritis affects more and more people every year and although there are several different forms of it, the most common is rheumatoid arthritis, which is a devastating autoimmune disease. Some other forms of arthritis include osteoarthritis and gout, which both involve severe cases of swelling and inflammation that is typical of the […]

Gout prevention

Gout is a type of arthritis that is caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints. This is one of the most painful types of arthritis and is more common in men than in woman. It is very typical for gout to affect only a single joint. Very often the joint affected […]

Fibromyalgia treatment

Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic illness that is closely related to arthritis. Fibromyalgia has been a condition that has been misunderstood for sometime and is often misdiagnosed. Fibromyalgia symptoms include fatigue, muscle and joint pain, and often many other symptoms as well. This condition can become very painful and hard to live with, which can often […]

Osteoarthritis treatment

In order to treat osteoarthritis it is important to understand just what osteoarthritis is. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It is also known as the degenerative joint disease. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage in your joints breaks down. The cartilage in our joints is there to prevent too much friction between our bones. […]

Gout treatment

Although the name might sound familiar to you, most people probably don’t really know much about gout. The term sounds kind of odd and scary, but really it is nothing more than a form of arthritis. The difference is that while gout affects bones and joints similarly, it is a result of something completely different. […]

Osteoarthritis

As people age, the body starts to break down, which can lead to a multitude of conditions. One of the most common conditions that affect elderly people is arthritis, which occurs as a result of the breakdown of joint and muscle tissue. Osteoarthritis is a form of this condition that affects well over 21 million […]

Arthritis medications

If you suffer from arthritis, then you should educate yourself about the different medications that can help you to ease the pain. There are two main groups of medications: those that can be bought with a doctor’s prescription only, and those that do not require a prescription. The latter group is also often referred to […]

Arthritis surgical treatments

If medications and relaxation techniques are not sufficient to stop the pain, swelling and inflammation caused by arthritis, then some other measures should be considered, including surgical options. Before choosing any of the operations that can help you to recover from arthritis, you should consult your physician. You should discuss with him or her all […]

Arthritis prevention

There are a number of different measures that you can take in order to avoid arthritis problems. There are even plans that you can make that will help you to prevent this disease. It is likely, however that you will need to change some of your habits, and your lifestyle in general. Here are some […]

Exercise for arthritis

Physical exercise can be extremely useful for people with arthritis, frequently alleviating joint stiffness, making the muscles stronger, and thus decreasing strain on joints, helping to maintain cartilage and bone tissue health and strength, and boosting flexibility. The standard suggested minimum of activity is thirty minutes per day. Prior to starting any kind of workout […]

Arthritis treatment with diet supplements

A number of methods can be employed to manage the pain of arthritis efficiently. Arthritic diet programs, exercise plans, prescribed and over-the-counter medications, rest and an optimistic attitude must be practiced. In addition, options such as home treatments, surgeries, supplements, all-natural and further substitute therapies are also available. The fundamentals of each are the following: […]

Natural arthritis pain treatment

A reliable pain reliever is one of the major needs of people who suffer from arthritis. The excruciating pain they feel from such activities as simply climbing stairs can be disheartening, and they may eventually become depressed. If a person is unable to move properly, his or her body becomes unbalanced and most of the […]

Lifestyle management for arthritis relief

You would be surprised how important proper dress can be for your comfort. When it comes to clothes and shoes, always focus on your comfort. Forget about those beautiful Italian shoes if they do not really fit your feet. You should always choose comfort over beauty in order to be healthy. Another good practice is […]

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition that affects many elderly and even some younger people and is a very painful disorder that causes inflammation in many parts of the body. Although it is generally marked by painful joints in the arms, hands, and wrists, it is actually much more widespread than that. Rheumatoid arthritis can […]

Arthritis symptoms and pain relief

Arthritis has long been a major health issue, affecting millions each year. In general, arthritis affects people who are between 20 and 50 years of age; however, it can occur at any age — even in infancy. Typically, arthritis sets in when a person is approximately 47, and an average of three out of five […]