Many researchers believe nervous system issues are what cause people with fibromyalgia to be hypersensitive to pain. Now, new research suggests these problems may also cause hypersensitivity to heat and sound.
In a new analysis of 52 studies, researchers found that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and gout may have a higher stroke risk than that of the general population.
When compared to patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), people with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) or psoriasis were more likely to develop liver disease when taking methotrexate, new research showed.
A new study found that continued use of IL-17 inhibitors may help psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients maintain minimal disease activity (MDA).
A new study found that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with diabetes have more trouble utilizing insulin compared to those with osteoarthritis (OA) and diabetes.
A new study evaluated whether following an anti-inflammatory diet might lower disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Though researchers found doing so may help RA patients with low disease activity level, the same could not be said for patients with high disease activity levels.
A new study found that adults with hip osteoarthritis were more likely to have multiple falls over a year than those without the chronic illness.
A phase 3 clinical trial tested the effectiveness of upadacitinib (Rinvoq), a new JAK inhibitor, and found it may be another treatment option for patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA).
When I was diagnosed with this chronic illness at age 29, I was expecting joint pain. I didn’t expect to feel like I was hit by an 18-wheeler.
A new study examined the link between nail psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). The finding could lead to earlier PsA diagnosis in people who have nail psoriasis but no joint pain.
Telling anyone they are too young to live with a condition is more inflammatory than it is reassuring or supportive.
Compared with people whose weight remained steady and in a healthy range, those who were obese or gained weight during adulthood had a much greater risk of developing gout.
Psoriatic arthritis patients with moderate and high disease activity had worse widespread pain, which could have an impact on how to best treat pain and disease activity.
Psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis are linked to an increased risk of heart failure, but research shows that keeping disease activity low is good for your heart.
A new systematic review found that pairing this medication for chronic gout with immunomodulating medicine helps increase its effectiveness.
A new study found that patients with nail psoriasis may have more severe disease than those with healthy nails.
The popular heart-healthy diet may also reduce the risk of gout by lowering levels of uric acid in the blood.
Patients with psoriatic arthritis and health care providers who treat it agree that managing fatigue requires a well-rounded approach that may include adjusting and/or supplementing your medication regimen, managing your mental health, and making other healthy lifestyle changes.
Fatigue is notoriously challenging for psoriatic arthritis patients and their doctors to discuss and manage, but better care starts with better communication.
If you have chronic fatigue, you know it’s more than just being tired. Treating fatigue in psoriatic arthritis effectively starts with understanding the many different things that can cause it.
Many patients with psoriatic arthritis consider fatigue to be one of the most problematic symptoms, after joint pain. Being able to identify and describe what fatigue feels like may help both loved ones and health care providers better understand your experience.
Fatigue in a chronic illness like psoriatic arthritis is very different from feeling tired after a late night or early morning. Here’s the difference between having fatigue and feeling tired — and why it matters.
Seeing a rheumatologist or dermatologist over telehealth can be a great way to stay on top of your psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what to expect and how to prepare for an optimal visit.
A psoriasis rash may be the most visible and well-known symptom of psoriatic arthritis. Here’s what to know about what it looks like, what causes it, and how to treat it.
Psoriatic arthritis is not a one-size-fits-all disease, and the stages and progression are not straightforward or uniform from patient to patient. Here’s what to expect and how to prevent progression.
Patients with gout need to stay active to maintain cardiovascular health and protect joints from long-term damage.
Obese adults with PsA who lost weight with a low-calorie liquid diet had fewer PsA symptoms and less disease activity, the authors report.
Painful ankles are a common — and often early — symptom of psoriatic arthritis. Learn why and what you can do to manage this painful problem.
When you get burning pain in the base of the thumb, it could be from a gout flare. Here are more signs your thumb joint inflammation could be gout and how to treat your thumb pain.
The American College of Rheumatology’s 2020 medical conference had a number of important updates that people living with psoriatic arthritis (or their caregivers) should know about, from the future of personalizing treatment to preventing PsA in high-risk people.
The American College of Rheumatology’s 2020 medical conference had a number of important updates that people living with osteoarthritis (or their caregivers) should know about, from the safety of steroid injections to the benefits of walking on disease progression.
The American College of Rheumatology’s 2020 medical conference had a number of important updates that people living with gout (or their caregivers) should know about, from the minimal role of diet as a gout trigger to new thinking about how to manage hard-to-treat gout cases.
A new study shows that lupus patients who need to take hydroxychloroquine can be reassured that it does not have a significant risk for serious heart toxicity.
Certain risk factors, like being younger, obese, or having enthesitis, were linked with greater delays in PsA diagnosis.
New research shows that use of hydroxychloroquine did not predict prolonged QTc, a key measure of heart rate.
Methotrexate, commonly used in inflammatory forms of arthritis such as rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, could be helpful for targeting local and systemic inflammation in osteoarthritis when conventional therapies are not.
New research shows there is a need for aggressive preventive care to decrease racial health disparities and improve outcomes for lupus patients.
New research shows that other types of blood thinners may be better suited for those with osteoarthritis.
In a recent study, 86 percent of people with lupus and 72 percent of rheumatologists treating lupus agreed that having people fill out short surveys about fatigue, pain, and more helped improve communication.
According to new data, only 11 percent of people with knee osteoarthritis in the U.S. are considered physically active.
For the most part, researchers found that people who ate healthy diets were no less likely to develop lupus than people who ate less nutritious diets — with one possible exception.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, people who were in pain were more apt to experience sleep trouble and fatigue.
It’s often said that more than 90 percent of people with fibromyalgia are women, but more recent studies suggest fibro in men is much more common than previously thought.
Dealing with these conditions can be difficult enough without the added stress of losing your hair. Luckily, any loss is usually temporary. Here’s how to safeguard your strands.
Could the substance that gives chili peppers their heat help relieve joint pain from osteoarthritis? New data on a capsaicin injection seems promising, but more research is needed.
If you are experiencing pain and swelling in a joint, it could be gout. Here’s how to know the signs of gout versus other causes of pain, and how to get treatment early to prevent joint damage.
The findings highlight the importance of conversations between doctors and patients about drug costs.
There’s a known link between psoriatic arthritis and heart disease, but research suggests that higher disease activity is strongly linked with greater risk.
With proper guidance, strength training has become one of Eileen Davidson’s favorite tools for managing a painful battle with rheumatoid arthritis. This is how it became a critical part of her exercise routine and overall treatment plan.
Just because you have rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t mean that your pain is necessarily *from* rheumatoid arthritis. These co-occurring conditions could also be the reason for an uptick in your pain levels.
Osteoarthritis patients taking canakinumab (Ilaris) in the study were less likely to need joint replacement surgery, which suggests the medication may be useful in treating osteoarthritis.
PsA patients who continue to struggle with their skin fare significantly worse than those who only have joint pain, according to a new study.
This discrepancy is especially concerning given that Black and Hispanic women with lupus face a higher risk of pregnancy complications.
First: Rheumatoid arthritis is not just ‘arthritis.’
Yes, although it’s not common.
Lupus, an autoimmune disease, can be notoriously tricky to diagnose, yet it’s so important to catch it and treat it to help prevent long-term damage to your body.
Foot problems are common in rheumatoid arthritis. Here’s what you can do about it.
Tremfya, already approved for psoriasis, inhibits an immune system protein called IL-23 that can lead to inflammation.
Approved in 2019 for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, the drug may offer an oral alternative to infused or injected biologics.
In a ‘head-to-head’ clinical trial, Cosentyx, an IL-17 inhibitor, cleared skin better than Humira and it did just as well treating joint problems.
It could be easy to mistake this pain for a tendon injury, but if it’s a gout flare, it will respond to gout treatment.
The difference may be patients’ prolonged exposure to anti-malarial drugs, new research suggests.
Prescribing higher doses of HCQ and adjusting the amount to reach a specific blood level target could help lupus patients avoid blood clots and related complications.
In uncontrolled gout, the infused treatment pegloticase is more tolerable and effective if methotrexate is given before and during treatment, new research shows.
Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and a psoriatic arthritis flare that isn’t responding to medication, writer Deanna Kizis is struggling with how to talk about her health problems with her young daughter.
Some disease risk factors can't be changed and certain people inherit a strong predisposition to developing gout.
Sometimes hydroxychloroquine is used off-label to treat erosive osteoarthritis, but more research suggests it is not helpful.
Eleven percent of fibro patients in a new study reported having all of the symptoms consistent with patient-reported versions of a set of common criteria for axial spondyloarthritis.
The American College of Rheumatology’s updated gout guidelines emphasize treating as aggressively as necessary to keep urate levels low.
Proper DIY nail care for psoriasis is important during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fibro fog is one symptom that can be just as problematic as the pain that’s characteristic of the condition.
There are numerous reasons that older adults have an increased fall risk, but new research says knee OA and back pain together is a red flag to watch for.
We had gone from 0-60 mph — from a simple twisted knee to the possibility of sepsis to finding out my son had juvenile arthritis.
While many factors may explain why DMARDs don't work well in some people, a new study finds that a co-existing diagnosis of fibromyalgia might have something to do with it.
While not everyone with lupus experiences neuropsychiatric symptoms, new research confirms that many do, especially during the first few years after first being diagnosed.
Those ultimately diagnosed with PsA had some telltale patterns of joint pain and certain types of health care provider visits in the years leading up to their diagnosis.
This often-recommended home remedy didn’t pan out in a new study of gout patients.
Here’s what to expect at the doctor’s office when you suspect you might have gout.
There’s a known increased risk of heart disease among people with PsA. Here’s what experts who specialize in cardio-rheumatology want you to know about it.
It can sometimes take years to get the right diagnosis of lupus. But knowing what to expect and ask for may speed up the process.
The new OA guidelines are designed more like a menu from which patients and providers can choose one or more approved items.
Losing weight can help reduce OA risk, but being physically active is important too.
‘Naproxen caused fewer side effects supporting naproxen as first-line treatment for gout flares in primary care in the absence of contraindications.’
Find out whether fibromyalgia may be the root of your chest pain and what you can do about it.
Is a little alcohol ever safe if you have gout? Find out what science and experts have to say.
Taking corticosteroid medication plays a role, but it seems that inflammation from the disease itself also affects bone health.
TENS, which stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator, involves sending mild electrical impulses to specific areas of your body.
A new case study — in which a uric acid crystals settled into the heart muscle of a patient with gout — suggests yes.
This chronic inflammatory arthritis can have many different symptoms, which is why it’s so easy to misdiagnose — and miss, say rheumatologists.
Though more studies are needed, researchers believe there's enough evidence to consider hair loss an ‘indicator of active disease’ in lupus.
Discover strategies to help you balance your need for rest with your need to get things done.
When hand arthritis symptoms strike fast and hard, you may have osteoarthritis with an inflammatory kick.
The 2019 medical conference brings important information on PsA drug therapies, better understanding of diseases causes and symptom management, and more ways to help patients feel better.
The 2019 medical conference brings important information on gout drug therapies, better understanding of diseases causes and symptom management, and more ways to help patients feel better.
Anifrolumab will seek FDA approval.
This may be a good option for patients who shouldn’t use NSAIDs or colchicine to treat gout flares.
This is eye-opening and important for lupus patients to know: African Americans with lupus were 18 times more likely than Caucasian patients to suffer a cardiovascular event during a 10-year period.
With advancements in rheumatoid arthritis medication, those with osteoarthritis may now have a higher disease burden overall.
The anti-malarial drug lowers cholesterol and blood sugar and makes blood less sticky, which is good for reducing blood clots and heart attack risk.