Arthritis is an illness that can cause pain and swelling in joints. Over time, the joint can become severely damaged. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as elbow or knee. Some kinds of arthritis can cause problems in other organs, such as your eyes, or in your chest. It can affect your skin, too. These problems may be caused by inflammation (in-flah-MAY-shun), a swelling that can include pain or redness. They are telling you that something is wrong. There are several kinds of arthritis. The two most common ones are rheumatoid (ROO-mah-toyd) arthritis and osteoarthritis (AH-stee-oh-ar-THRY-tis).


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Arthritis Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Although psoriatic arthritis normally affects only people with psoriasis, skin and joint problems usually don''t develop simultaneously. Many people have psoriasis long before they develop arthritic s...
Source: MayoClinic

... Psoriasis is a skin condition marked by a rapid buildup of rough, dry, dead skin cells that form thick scales. Arthritis causes pain and stiffness in your joints. Both are autoimmune problems — ...
Source: MayoClinic

Arthritis Treatment

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... You may experience complications from both psoriasis and arthritis and sometimes from treatments you receive for these conditions. Psoriasis Even mild psoriasis can cause itching, burning and bleeding...
Source: MayoClinic

... Whether your symptoms are mild or severe, the goal of treatment for psoriatic arthritis is the same: to reduce joint pain and swelling, slow or prevent joint damage, and relieve dry, scaling skin. To ...
Source: MayoClinic

Arthritis Support

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Coping skills
... Because psoriatic arthritis involves two conditions rather than one, even mild cases present challenges. Psoriatic arthritis can also be discouraging because skin and joint problems frequently don''t ...
Source: MayoClinic

Arthritis Other

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Reiki Therapy
... What is Reiki? Reiki is growing in popularity. In this practice, the therapist places his or her hands in a series of very light touches at various positions on the client''s body. Reiki is not a mass...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System
... Fractures, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Tendon/Ligament Tears, Muscular Dystrophy Osteoporosis The bones of the skeleton become thinner and weaker as a normal part of the aging process. The bone building...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Arthritis Treatment

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Treating Arthritis with Acupressure
... Arthritis Acupressure Stiff, achy joints can be relieved with daily acupressure treatments. Acupressure improves blood circulation for rheumatic conditions. To soothe discomfort in the neck and lessen...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Arthritis with Acupuncture
... Arthritis Acupuncture The acupuncture points used will depend on the type of arthritis and where the symptoms are felt. Here are some examples. (Note: Acupuncture should be performed by an experienced...
Source: Holistic Online

Arthritis Medication

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Treating Arthritis with Herbal Medicine
... Arthritis Herbal Medicine Herbs have been used to treat joint pains for centuries. Herbs typically used for arthritis include: Bladderwrack Bogbean Burdock Hawthorn Meadowsweet Prickly ash Yarrow (Med...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Arthritis with Shark Cartilage
... Arthritis Shark Cartilage Researchers investigating the use of shark cartilage to treat cancer also experimented with arthritis patients. Several clinical trials have proven the effectiveness of shark...
Source: Holistic Online

Arthritis Other

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Treating Arthritis with Food/Diet Therapy
... Arthritis Food/Diet Therapy Proper diet and nutrition are key elements in the prevention of all types of disease, including arthritis. An important first step in treating arthritis lies in achieving n...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Arthritis with Juice Therapy
... Arthritis Juice Therapy Black cherry juice is good for arthritis. Take two glasses of this juice twice a day (each glass contains four ounces of juice diluted with four ounces of water). You can disco...
Source: Holistic Online


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  • (National Women's Health Information Center, OWH, HHS)
  • 2004 Drug Guide (Arthritis Foundation)