New research suggests that people may underestimate women’s pain level, while overestimating the pain level of men. Additionally, women’s pain is more likely to be attributed to psychological issues, whereas men’s will be attributed to physical issues.
Higher pain sensitivity in either ankylosing spondylitis or non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis is associated with having worse disease and health outcomes, which shows there’s an unmet need for better pain management for all axial spondyloarthritis patients.
Non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) is not exactly a household name, which can lead to delays in diagnosis and treatment for this often-debilitating back pain. Being aware of inflammatory back pain and other symptoms may help you get to a faster diagnosis and better quality of life.
The hands are one of the earliest and most common areas affected by rheumatoid arthritis. Here’s what to look out for, and what you can do about it.
Fibromyalgia is common in people with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), but it’s also not a permanent condition. Here’s what researchers found about the connection between fibro and axSpA.
Up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis will go on to develop PsA and 85 percent of people with PsA also have skin psoriasis.
This autoimmune disease can share symptoms with other chronic conditions, but it’s a distinct condition that is often challenging to diagnose.
Pain is the most common symptom of RA, but having RA doesn’t mean you should live with pain forever. Learn more about what causes RA pain and how to manage it.
Many people do not suspect arthritis as a cause of their back pain, even though arthritis in the back is very common.
‘I’ve got no idea how to use pain scales to record different kinds of pain … from different sources … and at different times and intensities.’
‘Identification, evaluation, and management of enthesitis is critical to ameliorate the overall burden of disease,’ according to researchers.
One the worst parts of living with an unpredictable disease like rheumatoid arthritis is you never know when new or weird symptoms may pop up.
Carpal tunnel syndrome and urinary tract infections were among the problems that were more likely to occur in the years and months before a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis.
Frequent digestive distress, such as with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, may make you more likely to develop RA in the future.
I was a three-sport athlete in high school and now I could barely get up off the floor. Something had to give.
Could pain symptoms be improved in researchers assess patients’ pain perception as part of their treatment plan?
In a new study, hardly anyone who had nr-axSpA at baseline developed spinal damage within two years.
In new ArthritisPower research, patients ranked fatigue, physical function, pain intensity, pain interference, and joint stiffness as the symptoms most important to track.
I personally find that this brain fog can be one of the most difficult — and sometimes embarrassing — parts of living with rheumatoid arthritis.
Ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis can present very differently in some patients and very similarly in others.
Pain, locking, grinding, limping, trouble walking up stairs, or being unable to stand or sit for long periods are all common symptoms of arthritis hip pain.
Although available treatment options have improved and expanded over the years, it's also become more common for RA patients to have comorbid conditions that can affect well-being.
While lupus and myositis may have some symptoms in common, they are ultimately distinct conditions with very different causes and treatments.
These are tools you and your doctor use to assess how well your RA is being controlled.
Many aspects of the DAS28 increase with age, and patients and doctors need to be aware of this.
Non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis doesn’t necessarily progress into ankylosing spondylitis.
Dealing with dry eyes from Sjögren’s syndrome or other conditions related to your arthritis? Here’s how to feel better.
More studies are needed to understand why so many patients are not being treated according to guidelines that call for a ‘treat-to-target’ strategy.
Having other autoimmune diseases in your family tree can affect your RA risk as well.
Researchers hope that identifying the link between respiratory issues and RA will result in better ways to prevent or screen for rheumatoid arthritis in people with lung disease.
Both IBD and SpA can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms can mimic other conditions, but correct diagnosis is key to good care.
Knowing there could be a lag between objective measures of improvement and patient-reported outcomes could help prevent over-treatment.
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that arthritis might be a leading cause of chronic pain in the U.S.
"This may have implications for management decisions beyond treating to disease activity targets alone."
And a few factors seemed to be responsible, including being obese and also having fibromyalgia.
In new ArthritisPower research, patients said they wanted to track symptoms such as fatigue and aspects of mental health, such as depression and anxiety.
While lupus and fibro may have some symptoms in common, they are ultimately distinct conditions with very different causes and treatments.
If your toes hurt, you might not suspect arthritis as the culprit. But arthritis pain in toes is more common than you think.
Certain types of arthritis are prone to pain where tendons and ligaments meet bone, which is called enthesitis. Here’s how to deal with it.
While MS and fibro may have some symptoms in common, they are ultimately distinct conditions with very different causes and treatments.
If you’ve been experiencing pain in your wrist, you may be wondering if arthritis could be to blame. Here’s how to know, and what to do next.
Say study authors: ‘Patient-reported joint assessment may aid in capturing flares between routine clinical visits.’
Doctors and patients need to be on the lookout for these additional symptoms.
You might not expect your arthritis to impact your jaw, but that’s why you may be having stiffness in the area. Here’s how to handle it.
A stiff, achy neck could mean you have arthritis. Here’s how to tell, and what you can do to treat it.
Could your ankle pain be because of arthritis? Here’s how to know — and what to do about it.
If you have wrist pain, you might wonder which could be the culprit. Here’s what you need to know.
Pain in your buttocks may be due to arthritis — here are the clues to look out for.
Certain types of arthritis are prone to this inflammation of the whole digit. Here’s how to deal with it.
Learn about how functional disability is often one of the early signs that you can have rheumatoid arthritis.
Doctors might be able to use this simple office test to predict whose knee OA may need more serious treatment.
You might think of dry eyes or a parched mouth, but there are other subtle signs of Sjogren’s you may be ignoring.
A chronic low-grade fever can be an early — and surprising — clue for RA.
Learn more about how the Vectra blood test can predict RA disease progression.
You might want to ask your rheum about this at your next visit.
Rheumatoid nodules are becoming less prevalent, but here’s what you need to know about what causes them and how to treat them.
It’s not surprising that you can feel arthritis in your feet: The disease predominantly affects your joints, and your foot contains more than 30 of them.
The sharp pain during a gout flare can usually help distinguish the two.
When two autoimmune conditions share similar symptoms — as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) do — diagnosing them can be challenging.
When diagnosing and treating RA, blood tests aren’t everything.
Knowing the difference will dramatically affect your back pain treatment.
While OA and inflammatory arthritis do share some symptoms — namely pain, tenderness, and swelling — the similarities tend to end there.
Writing with the hindsight’s benefit in “What I Wish I’d Known About My Knees” in the New York Times, Jane Brody laments the cost, pain, and effort she expended to avoid knee replacement. “Many of the procedures people undergo to...
I’ve had psoriatic arthritis for more than 20 years but I’ve lived with psoriasis—and all the humiliations that come from having a condition many people think comes from being ‘dirty’—for more than 50 years. Years ago whenever I went to...