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Ankylosing spondylitis begins with the inflammation of the entheses (enthesitis) and can progress until the entire spinal column is fused into an inflexible unit.
Exercise can be as effective in reducing knee pain as over-the-counter medication, and can increase range of motion, foster healthy cartilage, and help lose weight.
While hip pain can be hard to diagnose accurately, research suggests that hip arthritis patients generally feel either a dull ache and intermittent sharp pain.
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Learn how osteoarthritis occurs and how it can cause lower back pain and other symptoms.
Medications that decrease inflammation are used to treat ankylosing spondylitis, and physical therapy and exercise help reduce pain and improve mobility.
This physician reviewed shoulder osteoarthritis video lays out the symptoms and treatment options for patients with pain from shoulder cartilage degeneration.
Ankle osteoarthritis is often preceded by an ankle injury, and may initially feel like the old injury, but there are other determining factors as well.
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Treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, such as medication, exercise, and possibly surgery, are aimed to reduce pain, increase joint function, and slow damage.
Joint pain may be a sign of osteoarthritis, which is caused by the breakdown of cartilage and underlying bone in joints such as the hands, knees, hips, and others.
There is no one single cause of psoriatic arthritis. Risk factors range from genetics and certain medical conditions to smoking and food choices.