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Arthritis

  1. About Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases

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

  2. Action Plan for Osteoarthritis

    Taking arthritis medication is important, but what you do for yourself, including exercising, doing relaxation exercises and managing your emotions and attitudes, is just as crucial to your ability to lead an active, productive life.

  3. Anatomy of a Joint

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

  4. Arthritis

    Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are characterized by pain, swelling, and limited movement in joints and connective tissues in the body.

  5. Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases Statistics

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

  6. Diagnosing Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases

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

  7. Essential Self-Care for Arthritis

    If you have arthritis, taking your medication and following your doctor's orders are essential. But self-care can be just as important in your daily and long-term management of the disease.

  8. Gout

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

  9. Managing Arthritis with Exercise

    Exercise has important health benefits for everyone -- regardless of age and physical condition. But for people with arthritis, working out regularly, and within their limits, is critical.

  10. Osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a chronic, degenerative, joint disease that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults.

  11. Peripheral Vascular Disease

    Detailed information on peripheral vascular disease, including symptoms, diagnostic, and treatment information

  12. Seven Proven Treatments for Arthritis Pain

    Although there's no cure for arthritis, the symptoms can be treated effectively in many cases. Here's a look at some proven treatments.

  13. Understanding Joint Pain

    Sprained ankles and wrists, arthritic knees and hips and torn rotator cuffs all have one thing in common: They result in joint pain.