During the Global Healthy Living Foundation’s recent webinar, physical therapist Susan Nowell, PT, DPT, OCS, discusses the benefits of physical therapy for managing chronic pain and what getting physical therapy is really like.
During the Global Healthy Living Foundation's recent webinar, rheumatologist Grace Wright, MD, discusses the differences between in-person care and telehealth in rheumatology and how to know which type of appointment is right for you.
During the Global Healthy Living Foundation's recent webinar, Jeffrey Curtis, MD, Chair of the ACR COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Guidance Task Force, discusses what people who are immunocompromised should know about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Learn more about the profound impact of racism in health care on people of color — and what must be done to fix it.
Learn more about different factors that cause pain in rheumatoid arthritis and how to work with your doctor to treat RA pain.
Black and Hispanic/Latinx people with rheumatic conditions experience differences in timely diagnosis, quality of treatment, and other aspects of care. Fixing these widespread disparities will not be easy, but it starts with identifying and understanding what may be causing them.
The American College of Rheumatology’s 2020 medical conference had a number of important updates that people living with rheumatoid arthritis (or their caregivers) should know about, from new RA treatment guidelines to new insights about managing comorbidities.
The American College of Rheumatology’s 2020 medical conference had a number of important updates that people living with axial spondyloarthritis (or their caregivers) should know about, from the role of “treat to target” to gender differences in symptoms.
The American College of Rheumatology’s 2020 medical conference was filled with new insights about COVID-19; health disparities, managing arthritis symptoms like pain, fatigue, and sleep problems; mental health issues; and of course, new treatments and therapies. This patient-centered guide will keep you informed and empowered.
Learn more about the importance of getting a flu vaccine when you have underlying health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has uniquely affected people with arthritis and chronic illness. This webinar aims to help people living with these conditions understand how to prevent infection and engage in daily routines and activities more safely.
The COVID-19 pandemic has uniquely affected people with arthritis and related health conditions. This webinar aims to help people living with these conditions make better informed decisions to manage their disease during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Held virtually, the 2020 medical meeting from the European League Against Rheumatism shared important medical breakthroughs and updates about managing rheumatic conditions.
These tools can help us better cope with the uncertainty and stress of the ever-changing world around us during COVID-19.
This autoimmune disease affects much more than just the skin.
The 2019 medical conference brings important information on managing arthritis among Hispanic patient populations.
This autoimmune condition is one of the five forms of myositis, marked by a distinctive skin rash.
The 2019 medical conference brings important information on osteoarthritis 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 axSpA 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 RA 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 new drug therapies, better understanding of diseases causes and symptom management, and more ways to help patients feel better.
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.
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.
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.
This severe form of arthritis is much less common today, but here’s what you must know about it.
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.
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.
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.
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 of...
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.
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.
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...