Arthritis-health Blog

A Visual Guide to Shoulder (AC Joint) Arthritis

The acromioclavicular joint, or AC joint, of the shoulder is one of two shoulder joints prone to osteoarthritis. This guide to our new video about AC joint arthritis explains how it develops and what symptoms it causes.

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What You Should Know About Arthritis and Pregnancy

Most women with arthritis can have a healthy and safe pregnancy, but there are a few precautions they should be aware of.

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How Is Hip Pain Diagnosed?

The causes of hip pain can range from osteoarthritis or bursitis to soft tissue injuries. Learn how doctors diagnose the causes of hip pain.

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Hike to Better Health with Nordic Walking

Your walking routine may be difficult when you have arthritis of the hips, knees, ankles, or feet. But Nordic walking with trekking poles can help take the pressure off your legs and get you moving.

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5 Tricky Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis

The symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis can be far ranging and sometimes seem totally unrelated. This guide discusses 5 of the most unusual symptoms.

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Do My Genes Put Me at Risk for Arthritis?

Find out what experts know about the role genetics play in arthritis risk—and what you can do to lower yours.

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7 Tips to Help You Steer Clear of Soda

Not only does soda raise your risk for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, but new research suggests it can affect risk for rheumatoid arthritis. Learn what steps you can take to avoid soda.

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How Rheumatoid Arthritis Triggers Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue is a serious and debilitating condition, and it's often found among those with rheumatoid arthritis. Experts don't entirely understand the relationship between the two, but they have some ideas how they're connected.

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Why Do My Knees Pop?

When you stand up, why does your knee sometimes pop? Learn what causes knee popping and how it's related to arthritis.

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Is Your Medication Raising Your Risk for Shingles?

If you take medications for your rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis, some of them may be raising your risk for shingles. Luckily, there's something you can do cut this risk.

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