Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is not associated with the wear and tear of use or with an injury. The disease can strike at any time, but most often it develops between ages 20 and 50 years. An esti¬mated 2 million Americans have rheumatoid arthritis, and roughly twice as many women as men are affected.

Rheumatoid arthritis is probably an autoimmune disease. That’s a disease in which your body’s immune system attacks itself. Researchers suspect that an […] Continue Reading…

What causes Arthritis?

Causes of Arthritis

Most of the underlying causes of arthritis are unclear. Physicians know that physical trauma, such as an ankle sprain or a knee injury, can set the stage for osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. Other causes are lack of physical activity, excessive weight or a joint defect such as bowlegs. . The aging process is a factor in osteoarthritis. That’s why it’s sometimes called the “wear-and-tear” arthritis. Genetic diseases can cause […] Continue Reading…

What is Arthritis?

What is Arthritis?

The word “arthritis” is a blend of the Greek words “arthron,” for joint, and “itis,” for inflammation. So “arthritis” literally means “joint inflammation.”

Although people often talk about arthritis as one disease, it’s not. There are more than 100 forms of arthritis. Some forms occur gradually as a result of natural wear of joints, and others suddenly appear and then disappear, recurring at a later date regardless of treatment. Other forms are chronic […] Continue Reading…

Arthritis Help

Arthritis Help!

Are you tired of getting tired? Are you sad about your being unable to participate in physical activities? Are you in pain?

If your answers to the three questions are yes, yes, yes, let us tell you that you are actually a lucky one — a lucky one to have found this website.

We interviewed anesthesiologists, occupational therapists, physical therapist, psychiatrists, and psychologists before putting a single word on this website. This means you are […] Continue Reading…