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Many people start to feel pain and stiffness in their bodies over time. Sometimes their hands or knees or shoulders get sore and are hard to move and may become swollen. These people may have arthritis. Arthritis may be caused by inflammation of the tissue lining the joints. Some signs of inflammation include redness, heat, pain, and swelling. These problems are telling you that something is wrong. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. Over time, in some types of arthritis but not in all, the joints involved can become severely damaged. There are different types of arthritis. In some diseases in which arthritis occurs, other organs, such as your eyes, your chest, or your skin, can also be affected. Some people may worry that arthritis means they won’t be able to work or take care of their children and their family. Others think that you just have to accept things like arthritis.
BUSM researchers participate in five-year program to develop biomarkers for small vessel disease

BUSM researchers participate in five-year program to develop biomarkers for small vessel disease

Researchers uncover mechanism that contributes to joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Researchers uncover mechanism that contributes to joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients

New micro-pump technology may offer promising alternative to eye drops for glaucoma patients

New micro-pump technology may offer promising alternative to eye drops for glaucoma patients

Newly-identified autoimmune endocrine disease is caused by thymomas, study finds

Newly-identified autoimmune endocrine disease is caused by thymomas, study finds

Study shows new drug as promising treatment option for difficult-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis patients

Study shows new drug as promising treatment option for difficult-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis patients

Study explores consequences of poor shoe choice on health of elderly individuals

Study explores consequences of poor shoe choice on health of elderly individuals

Pitt study sheds light on shared roots of schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis

Pitt study sheds light on shared roots of schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers discover promising target for treatment of leishmaniasis

Researchers discover promising target for treatment of leishmaniasis

High levels of physical activity affects pain perceptions in older adults, study finds

High levels of physical activity affects pain perceptions in older adults, study finds

Computational software that evaluates DNA samples may help in diagnosis, treatment of cancer

Computational software that evaluates DNA samples may help in diagnosis, treatment of cancer

Researchers develop new assay for measuring underlying autoimmunity in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Researchers develop new assay for measuring underlying autoimmunity in rheumatoid arthritis patients

NSAIDs could potentially be repurposed as life-saving treatment for sepsis, research suggests

NSAIDs could potentially be repurposed as life-saving treatment for sepsis, research suggests

Foot pain more likely to occur in clusters, study shows

Foot pain more likely to occur in clusters, study shows

Penn-led researchers gain better understanding of how T cells support long-lived plasma cells

Penn-led researchers gain better understanding of how T cells support long-lived plasma cells

HMS scientists listen to crosstalk between gut microbes and immune system

HMS scientists listen to crosstalk between gut microbes and immune system

Clinical trial to test potential new drug treatment for osteoarthritis

Clinical trial to test potential new drug treatment for osteoarthritis

TSRI scientists describe how key molecules in the brain work together to trigger intense anxiety

TSRI scientists describe how key molecules in the brain work together to trigger intense anxiety

Genetic variant encoded in NCF1 linked to increased risk for autoimmune diseases, study shows

Genetic variant encoded in NCF1 linked to increased risk for autoimmune diseases, study shows

Scientists identify beliefs that may influence South Asian patients from taking diabetes medication

Scientists identify beliefs that may influence South Asian patients from taking diabetes medication

Quadricep strength, speed of force production linked to physical function in knee OA patients

Quadricep strength, speed of force production linked to physical function in knee OA patients