Arthritis & Rheumatology

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.
What is Arthritis?

There are over 100 disorders that typically affect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles and are termed arthritis and rheumatic diseases. Some of these may also involve internal organs.

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New drug treatment could soon benefit people with rheumatoid arthritis

New drug treatment could soon benefit people with rheumatoid arthritis

New drug lures stem cells to damaged tissue, improves treatment efficacy

New drug lures stem cells to damaged tissue, improves treatment efficacy

Inherited DNA defects cause squamous cell carcinoma in kids with Fanconi anemia

Inherited DNA defects cause squamous cell carcinoma in kids with Fanconi anemia

EULAR Consultation Service helps address rheumatic, musculoskeletal diseases

EULAR Consultation Service helps address rheumatic, musculoskeletal diseases

Association between periodontal disease and atherosclerosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Association between periodontal disease and atherosclerosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Study reveals the metabolic signaling mechanisms that regulate function of eTreg cells

Study reveals the metabolic signaling mechanisms that regulate function of eTreg cells

Somatic mutation may act as a natural gene therapy in patients with rare autosomal disease

Somatic mutation may act as a natural gene therapy in patients with rare autosomal disease

Study investigates possible link between sleep apnea and autoimmune diseases

Study investigates possible link between sleep apnea and autoimmune diseases

Targeting BCAP with new drugs could benefit people with inflammatory bowel disease

Targeting BCAP with new drugs could benefit people with inflammatory bowel disease

Nanobodies: unharnessed potential in COVID-19 treatment

Nanobodies: unharnessed potential in COVID-19 treatment

New procedure offers lasting pain relief for patients with osteoarthritis

New procedure offers lasting pain relief for patients with osteoarthritis

Baricitinib drug can reduce mortality in patients with moderate to severe COVID-19

Baricitinib drug can reduce mortality in patients with moderate to severe COVID-19

Elastic-free facial masks could benefit individuals with contact dermatitis during COVID-19

Elastic-free facial masks could benefit individuals with contact dermatitis during COVID-19

Arthritis drug may improve COVID-19 survival among elderly patients

Arthritis drug may improve COVID-19 survival among elderly patients

Exercise classes decrease loneliness and social isolation in older adults

Exercise classes decrease loneliness and social isolation in older adults

Pitt neuroscientists uncover additional complexities behind sensation of pain from light touch

Pitt neuroscientists uncover additional complexities behind sensation of pain from light touch

Rheumatoid arthritis may increase risk of dying from COVID-19

Rheumatoid arthritis may increase risk of dying from COVID-19

Novel super-activating macrophage receptor could explain hyper-inflammation in severe COVID-19

Novel super-activating macrophage receptor could explain hyper-inflammation in severe COVID-19

Immunotherapy drugs trigger inflammatory arthritis in subset of cancer patients

Immunotherapy drugs trigger inflammatory arthritis in subset of cancer patients

Researchers identify factors that improve diagnosis of chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis

Researchers identify factors that improve diagnosis of chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis