Understanding the difference between precision and personalized medicine is important for the present and future care of arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions.
Find out if this degenerative bone disease can be prevented, the osteoporosis prevention steps to take right now, and how to build healthy bones at any age.
Axial spondyloarthritis is an umbrella term for different types of inflammatory arthritis that affect the spine and other joints.
Myositis include different types of inflammatory conditions, but all of them involve muscle weakness.
An inflammatory condition that affects the large blood vessels in the head, GCA is a little-known disease that can cause big problems if untreated.
This adds to what we know about environmental risk factors for autoimmune-related diseases.
Learn more about what PsA is, PsA symptoms, how PsA is diagnosed, other conditions associated with PsA, and the goals of PsA treatment.
A new study found a strong link between taking antibiotics and later developing RA, but more research is needed to understand why.
Arthritis joint pain plus psoriasis skin plaques: Here’s what increases the risk of developing psoriatic arthritis.
Your SI joints connect your spine and pelvis — and they may be responsible for your lower back or buttock pain.
Bloodwork is a big part of managing inflammatory arthritis. Learn more about the different blood tests you get so you can be a more informed patient.
If any of your fingers, particularly your ring or pinky fingers, are stuck in a bent or crooked position, Dupuytren’s may be the reason. Here’s what you need to know about this treatable hand problem.
Why your arthritis diagnosis, family history, and several other factors increase your chances of developing osteoporosis.
Knowing the factors that contribute to AS risk can help you watch out for them and possibly accelerate your diagnosis and treatment.
This severe form of arthritis is much less common today, but here’s what you must know about it.
When it comes to management of knee arthritis, the type of osteoarthritis matters.
Learn more about what causes migraine disease and migraine attacks, how migraine is diagnosed, treatment options for migraine disease, and more.
Shared decision making can improve patient knowledge, satisfaction, enhance patient confidence in decisions, strengthen a sense of trust between doctor and patient, and improve health outcomes.
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory condition that causes pain, especially in the shoulders.
If you think gout is caused by an unhealthy diet or excess alcohol intake, you need to keep reading.
From surprising symptoms to misdiagnoses to the toll on quality of life, AS is complex, complicated disease, for patients and their loved ones.
If you have chronic back pain that developed in early adulthood, wakes you up at night, and feels better with movement and worse with rest, listen up.
Yes — it possible to get a form of arthritis from a sexually transmitted infection.
Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are a class of drugs commonly used to treat a range of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Indeed, they have revolutionized the way such diseases are treated today.
Ankylosing spondylitis may be portrayed as a ‘man’s disease’ — but it’s anything but to the hundreds of thousands of women living with it, many undiagnosed.
If you have arthritis-like symptoms following a foodborne illness or sexually transmitted infection, it could be reactive arthritis.
Research has shown that what we eat can have an impact on autoimmune and systemic inflammatory disease.
Sacroiliitis is inflammation of one or both of your sacroiliac joints. Called SI joints for short, they are situated on each side of your spine, and connect the sacrum (or base of your spine) to the ilium (the top part...
Experiencing pain or limited range of motion in your shoulder? Here’s what could be causing the problem.
Don’t confuse pseudogout for gout. They’re not the same.
There may be no obvious sign of injury or swelling that’s causing the joint pain when you have synovitis.
When Lyme disease isn’t caught and treated early, it can cause late-stage symptoms, including arthritis.
Could your thumb pain be basal joint arthritis? Here’s how to tell, and what to do about it.
When you think of inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis, you often think of it affecting the small joints like the hands and feet. Non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-AxSpA) is a different kind of inflammatory arthritis. It falls under an umbrella category...
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic, remitting and relapsing inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. It includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Knowing the factors that contribute to RA risk can help you mitigate them.
No, osteoarthritis is not a normal part of aging, cracking your knuckles doesn’t cause it, and other falsehoods about this most common type of arthritis we set straight.
As for whether or not genes play a part in rheumatoid arthritis, the answer is: yes and no.
People living with autoimmune and systemic inflammatory syndromes are at increased risk of vaccine-preventable infections, yet many patients are not getting the vaccines they need.
Vague symptoms can make this autoimmune disease challenging to diagnose.
Love them, or hate them, steroids have been in our toolkit for treating chronic disease symptoms for over 50 years. They work fast, they're cheap, and they have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect.
Pain is a difficult challenge faced by many patients living with chronic disease. It has an impact on a person’s physical, psychological and emotional health.
Inflammation plays a crucial role in the body’s immune response. It is the body’s effort to heal itself from injury, protect itself from viruses and bacteria, and repair damaged tissue.
Did you know that individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have about double the risk of developing cardiovascular disease? Clinical trials are the most powerful scientific tool we have to learn what might help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among these patients.
Many women with autoimmune conditions wonder whether they should stop or continue their medications during pregnancy or breastfeeding. This webinar explores the risks and benefits.
The power of using existing patient digital data to answer important health questions, including drug safety and effectiveness, cannot be underestimated.
Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis caused by excess uric acid deposits, especially in the joints and the tissues around the joints. Gout tends to affect more men than women, and is commonly misunderstood.
Patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases are often interested in combining more traditional medications and therapy (e.g. DMARDs, biologics) with complementary and alternative therapies such as acupuncture, diet changes or supplements, and other integrative approaches to healing.
Selecting from a variety of treatment options for autoimmune conditions can be challenging for doctors and patients alike.
Patients with chronic, complex health conditions experience better treatment outcomes when they have access to services and treatments designed for their unique needs.
More than a million hip and knee replacements are performed each year in the US, but most people don’t know the make, model or serial number of their implanted device.
Staying informed about triggers and treatments can keep Crohn’s disease symptoms and long-term complications to a minimum.
Repeat after us: Psoriasis is *not* contagious.
Redness, pain, and light sensitivity are the main symptoms you need to be aware of.
First of all, don't confuse it for IBS or Crohn's disease.
A brief discussion by Jonathan Krant, MD, GHLF and CreakyJoints Chief Medical Director Dr. Krant is a board-certified rheumatologist with 20 years clinical experience running an academic service. Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis (OA, DJD) is a broadly-defined condition brought about by loss...