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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Rogue killer T cells associated with leukemia drive autoimmune diseases

Rogue killer T cells associated with leukemia drive autoimmune diseases

Glycan signatures in rheumatic diseases and their associated functional implications

Glycan signatures in rheumatic diseases and their associated functional implications

New mathematical model can predict SARS-CoV-2 incidence using wastewater-based epidemiology

New mathematical model can predict SARS-CoV-2 incidence using wastewater-based epidemiology

Study explores link between dynamic changes in metabolic syndrome and risk of gout

Study explores link between dynamic changes in metabolic syndrome and risk of gout

Previously unknown links between genetic factors in ASD identified

Previously unknown links between genetic factors in ASD identified

New EULAR recommendations for screening and treating infections in AIIRD patients

New EULAR recommendations for screening and treating infections in AIIRD patients

Anti-inflammatory pain relievers may worsen inflammation in osteoarthritis

Anti-inflammatory pain relievers may worsen inflammation in osteoarthritis

Interdisciplinary guidelines for treatment of children with arthritis of the jaw

Interdisciplinary guidelines for treatment of children with arthritis of the jaw

Mothers of younger or multiple children may engage in lower amounts of physical activity

Mothers of younger or multiple children may engage in lower amounts of physical activity

Researchers are developing calculator that weighs risk and benefit of taking osteoporosis drugs

Researchers are developing calculator that weighs risk and benefit of taking osteoporosis drugs

Researchers identify 35 genes that are highly expressed in patients with long-term Lyme disease

Researchers identify 35 genes that are highly expressed in patients with long-term Lyme disease

PALS program effective in ensuring diverse representation in lupus clinical trials

PALS program effective in ensuring diverse representation in lupus clinical trials

Mast cells in synovial tissue may explain why women report worse osteoarthritis pain than men

Mast cells in synovial tissue may explain why women report worse osteoarthritis pain than men

Study assesses musculoskeletal health needs of underserved patients

Study assesses musculoskeletal health needs of underserved patients

Study highlights the success of lupus peer support group that transitioned to virtual format during pandemic

Study highlights the success of lupus peer support group that transitioned to virtual format during pandemic

Oral deucravacitinib shows promise in patients with active lupus

Oral deucravacitinib shows promise in patients with active lupus

First placebo-controlled long-term trial of anifrolumab shows positive results in patients with lupus

First placebo-controlled long-term trial of anifrolumab shows positive results in patients with lupus

Genicular nerve blocks provide short term pain relief for patients with knee osteoarthritis

Genicular nerve blocks provide short term pain relief for patients with knee osteoarthritis

Updated EULAR recommendations on the use of DMARDs for people with RA

Updated EULAR recommendations on the use of DMARDs for people with RA

Magnetic resonance imaging can reliably establish measurements for ACL footprint

Magnetic resonance imaging can reliably establish measurements for ACL footprint