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What is polyarthritis?

What is polyarthritis?

Polyarthritis is present when four or more joints in the body become painful and inflamed. The condition is also known as polyarthralgia, which means “many joint pains.” The name polyarthritis comes from two Greek words: “poly,” meaning “many, much” “arthron,” meaning “joint” In this article, we look at some of the different forms of polyarthritis, […]

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What is polyarthralgia?

What is polyarthralgia?

Polyarthralgia is a medical condition where pain occurs in several joints of the body. It can have several underlying causes, it is more common in older people, and women tend to develop it more frequently than men. In this article, we take a look at the symptoms and causes of polyarthralgia, as well as the […]

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Could vitamin D help to keep rheumatoid arthritis at bay?

Could vitamin D help to keep rheumatoid arthritis at bay?

After studying immune cells taken from the joints of people with rheumatoid arthritis, scientists have found that once the disease sets in, some types of cell lose their sensitivity to vitamin D. Researchers explore vitamin D’s role in rheumatoid arthritis. The team — which comprised researchers from University College London and the University of Birmingham, […]

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What is sacroiliitis?

What is sacroiliitis?

Sacroiliitis is a painful condition where either one or both of the sacroiliac joints become inflamed. The sacroiliac joints are found where the spine meets the pelvis. Often misdiagnosed as lower back pain, sacroiliitis is related to diseases that cause inflammatory arthritis in the spine. Sacroiliitis may cause pain in the buttocks, lower back, and […]

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Study lists 33 foods proven to relieve rheumatoid arthritis

Study lists 33 foods proven to relieve rheumatoid arthritis

A review of existing research, published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition, lists foods that have been proven to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in the long-term. Prunes are a great source of polyphenols and can help to ease inflammatory symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.3 million adults in the […]

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What are biologics for RA?

What are biologics for RA?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that causes the body’s immune system to attack healthy tissues that line the joints. Biologics are designed to fight the immune cells that are attacking these healthy tissues. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes pain, swelling, and deformities in the joints. It can also cause flu-like symptoms, weight loss, […]

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How do you manage arthritis in hands?

How do you manage arthritis in hands?

Many bones in the body, including those of the wrists and hands, are protected by cartilage. Cartilage can wear down over time. As a result, a person can experience a condition known as osteoarthritis. Another name for this type of arthritis is “wear and tear” arthritis. The most common causes of osteoarthritis include age, repetitive […]

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What are hand cramps?

What are hand cramps?

Hand cramping can occur for many reasons and cause significant discomfort in some people. Often, hand cramps are caused by muscle spasms, which are described as an uncontrollable or involuntary muscle contraction. These spasms or contractions do not allow the muscle to become relaxed and can become excruciating in some cases. Fast facts on hand […]

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What is neck cracking and why does it happen?

What is neck cracking and why does it happen?

The term “cracking” when referring to neck cracking is the popping sound that occurs when quick motions loosen the joint and ligaments in the neck. Any joint can be “cracked,” and it is common for people to also crack their knuckles, lower back, hips, ankles, and toes. People often do this themselves, although it can […]

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What is nociceptive pain?

What is nociceptive pain?

Nociceptive pain is a medical term used to describe the pain from physical damage or potential damage to the body. Examples might be the pain felt from a sports injury, a dental procedure, or arthritis. Nociceptive pain is the most common type of pain people experience. It develops when the nociceptive nerve fibers are triggered […]