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Newbies Welcome

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New Member Introductions

Welcome to our community – please feel free to introduce yourself to our members.
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Conditions

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of degenerative joint disease,
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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the synovial lining between the joints.
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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis that primarily affects the back (spine).
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Juvenile Arthritis

Approximately 1 in 250 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with a form of juvenile arthritis.
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Gout/Pseudogout

Pseudogout, or CPPD, occurs when calcium pyrophospate crystals accumulate in a joint. Pseudogout has many of the same symptoms as gout
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Bursitis

Bursitis is the inflammation of a bursa and buildup of fluid in the bursa sac.
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Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints and scaly patches of skin known as psoriasis.
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Living with Arthritis

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Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a term often used to describe pain that lasts longer than 3 to 6 months.
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Coping with Fatigue

Fatigue associated with arthritis can mean increased arthritis pain, that can negatively impact your quality of life.
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Managing Depression

Experts believe that chronic pain and depression feed each other.
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Treatment

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Alternative Treatments

Various treatments that are not under the standard medical prescription arena.
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Exercises

Regular exercise helps keep muscles strong and control joint pain and swelling.
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Injections

Non-surgical treatments for arthritis include injections into the painful joint.
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Joint Aspiration

Joint aspiration, also known as arthrocentesis, is a procedure where a needle and syringe are used to remove fluid from a joint.
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Medications

Some people find relief and effective management with over-the-counter medications, while others may need doctor-prescribed options such as opioid medications.
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Surgery

Most types of arthritis surgery are only considered after a concerted effort at non-surgical treatment has been undertaken.
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Casual Conversation

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Good News

Share your success story or recent accomplishment(s). Walked up a mile today? Share the joy!
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Lighter and Brighter

For jokes, funny anecdotes, and other lighter topics.
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Announcements

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Arthritis-health Announcements

Topics in this forum will be used to make general announcements, broadcast information and announce changes to all members.
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