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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.
New insights into how immune system and inflammation play a role in PD

New insights into how immune system and inflammation play a role in PD

Standard methods not adequate to detect prosthetic joint infections in rheumatic disease patients

Standard methods not adequate to detect prosthetic joint infections in rheumatic disease patients

Medical steroid use could push up diabetes risk

Medical steroid use could push up diabetes risk

Drug regimen for lymphoma and RA more likely to put patients with pemphigus into remission

Drug regimen for lymphoma and RA more likely to put patients with pemphigus into remission

Age of psoriasis onset decides if the skin or joints act up first

Age of psoriasis onset decides if the skin or joints act up first

Juvenile immune arthritis – new treatments wanted

Juvenile immune arthritis – new treatments wanted

Methotrexate reduces joint damage in hand osteoarthritis

Methotrexate reduces joint damage in hand osteoarthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis: biologics useful in young and old alike

Rheumatoid arthritis: biologics useful in young and old alike

Study compares ultrasound versus conventional strategies in early rheumatoid arthritis

Study compares ultrasound versus conventional strategies in early rheumatoid arthritis

New textbook on mysterious and deadly cytokine storm syndrome

New textbook on mysterious and deadly cytokine storm syndrome

Lupus flare-ups could be linked to environmental factors

Lupus flare-ups could be linked to environmental factors

Gadolinium-enhanced MRI of shoulders helps predict recurrence of polymyalgia rheumatica

Gadolinium-enhanced MRI of shoulders helps predict recurrence of polymyalgia rheumatica

Improved biosensor technology may lead to safe stem cell therapies for treating neurological disorders

Improved biosensor technology may lead to safe stem cell therapies for treating neurological disorders

Cancer patients with RA treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors likely to experience a flare

Cancer patients with RA treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors likely to experience a flare

Research highlights benefits of oral prednisolone in patients with hand osteoarthritis

Research highlights benefits of oral prednisolone in patients with hand osteoarthritis

Opioids do not improve quality of life or depression in OA patients

Opioids do not improve quality of life or depression in OA patients

Methotrexate appears to facilitate bone remodeling in patients with osteoarthritis

Methotrexate appears to facilitate bone remodeling in patients with osteoarthritis

Psoriasis onset determines whether arthritis or psoriasis starts first in people with psoriatic arthritis

Psoriasis onset determines whether arthritis or psoriasis starts first in people with psoriatic arthritis

Optimal therapy for Down syndrome arthropathy remains unclear, reveals study

Optimal therapy for Down syndrome arthropathy remains unclear, reveals study

Tocilizumab more effective than rituximab in achieving low disease activity in RA patients

Tocilizumab more effective than rituximab in achieving low disease activity in RA patients