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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Combination therapy reduces recovery time in COVID-19 patients, clinical trial finds

Combination therapy reduces recovery time in COVID-19 patients, clinical trial finds

Study shows why antihistamine drugs fail to control severe itch in eczema patients

Study shows why antihistamine drugs fail to control severe itch in eczema patients

Researchers demonstrate link between inferior physical fitness and elevated risk of psoriasis

Researchers demonstrate link between inferior physical fitness and elevated risk of psoriasis

Researchers study the behavior of regulatory T cells to understand periodontal disease

Researchers study the behavior of regulatory T cells to understand periodontal disease

Chemicals in e-cigarettes disrupt the gut barrier and trigger inflammation

Chemicals in e-cigarettes disrupt the gut barrier and trigger inflammation

Resistance training provides similar relative benefits to older men and women

Resistance training provides similar relative benefits to older men and women

Common gene expression changes at target tissues of four autoimmune diseases found

Common gene expression changes at target tissues of four autoimmune diseases found

New approach can help identify novel treatments for autoimmune diseases

New approach can help identify novel treatments for autoimmune diseases

Despite reopening of schools, serious COVID-19 is rare among children

Despite reopening of schools, serious COVID-19 is rare among children

Main bioactive compound of ginger root may protect against autoimmune disease progression

Main bioactive compound of ginger root may protect against autoimmune disease progression

Monitoring patients' hydroxychloroquine blood levels can predict their clotting risk

Monitoring patients' hydroxychloroquine blood levels can predict their clotting risk

Immunologic modeling of COVID-19 severity and chronicity

Immunologic modeling of COVID-19 severity and chronicity

Arthritis drug may be effective in treating immunotherapy-related heart complication

Arthritis drug may be effective in treating immunotherapy-related heart complication

Short term “prehabilitation” strength exercises, undertaken pre-surgery, do not prevent muscle loss

Short term “prehabilitation” strength exercises, undertaken pre-surgery, do not prevent muscle loss

Targeted Therapies Alliance provides new information, resources about the rheumatoid arthritis journey

Targeted Therapies Alliance provides new information, resources about the rheumatoid arthritis journey

Researchers are developing new criteria for clinical research of antiphospholipid syndrome

Researchers are developing new criteria for clinical research of antiphospholipid syndrome

A protein may be responsible for triggering lung scarring in scleroderma patients

A protein may be responsible for triggering lung scarring in scleroderma patients

WEHI researchers suggest potential new approach to treat stomach cancer

WEHI researchers suggest potential new approach to treat stomach cancer

Autoimmune condition biomarkers promote SARS-CoV-2 viral entry, study finds

Autoimmune condition biomarkers promote SARS-CoV-2 viral entry, study finds

Abnormalities in bone microarchitecture linked to risk of complications after spinal fusion surgery

Abnormalities in bone microarchitecture linked to risk of complications after spinal fusion surgery