Questions and Answers About Arthritis Pain

July 6, 2009 by  
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What Is Arthritis?

The word arthritis literally means joint inflammation, but it is often used to refer to a group of more than 100 rheumatic diseases that can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints. These diseases may affect not only the joints but also other parts of the body, including important supporting structures such as muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments, as well as some internal organs. This booklet focuses on pain caused by two of the most common forms of arthritis–osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Read more

Tags: bursitis, arthritis, fibrositis, rheumatism, arthralgia, rheumatoid arthritis

Questions and Answers about Arthritis and Exercise

July 6, 2009 by  
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This article answers general questions about arthritis and exercise. The amount and form of exercise recommended for each individual will vary depending on which joints are involved, the amount of inflammation, how stable the joints are, and whether a joint replacement procedure has been done. Read more

Tags: bursitis, osteoporosis, rheumatism, fibrositis, Osteo-arthritis, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

General Arthritis Information

July 6, 2009 by  
Filed under Education

This information is about arthritis. It covers what it is, what forms it takes, how to deal with it, and how to avoid worthless quack remedies. Read more

Tags: osteoporosis, bursitis, fibrositis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, Osteo-arthritis, rheumatism, arthralgia

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