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Causes of Infectious Arthritis and its Treatment

Infectious arthritis or septic arthritis as it also known is a form of arthritis where one or more joints of the body are infected by microorganisms. Naturally the synovial fluid that is found between the joint is sterile and if extracted and cultured in a laboratory, no microorganisms can be found. However, with a patient that suffers from infectious arthritis, microorganisms can be detected in the fluid. Depending on

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Better Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis

For rheumatoid arthritis are common pain, fatigue and joint stiffness. People with rheumatoid arthritis often have to change their lifestyle. There are lots of things they can do at home for themselves: regular physical activity, education, adequate nutrition and elimination of harmful habits can help relieve symptoms and prevent worsening of the disease. …

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Arthritis in Neck: What You Need to Know

One of the more common types of arthritis is called cervical spondylosis. Sometimes it’s also called cervical osteoarthritis or simply – arthritis in the neck. It may not be as frequently by many as rheumatoid arthritis or other kinds of osteoarthritis, but it gives us great pain and discomfort just the same. Cervical spondylosis, just like all kinds of osteoarthritis, is principally caused …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – the first symptoms

In most cases, the rheumatoid arthritis develops slowly but progressively. It can start from unknown cause or may be caused by stress. Only in exceptional cases, the disease begins with acute, sudden attacks, which is presented by severe inflammation of one or more joints. These general symptoms may lead your doctor to the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the connective tissue. Its cause is not known and it most commonly affects the musculoskeletal system. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that result from chronic inflammation in the synovial sheath of the peripheral joints and is thus generally symmetrically distributed.

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What is Arthritis?

Millions of people around the world suffer from arthritis. Contrary to popular belief, aches and pains in the joints and spine affect all age groups, not just the elderly. In the United States arthritis affects 5.3% adults of working age (18-64 years); equalling approximately 6.9 million Americans!
Arthritis is caused by genetics, injury, and disease of articular cartilage. …

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What are Potential Causes of Arthritis?

There are several joint diseases, but one of the most notable is degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis. This condition generally occurs equally in both men and women, but after the age of 55, it seems to be more prevalent in women. As for the causes of this and other joint conditions, there are many factors that can play a role in the development of these diseases.

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Arthritis And Physical Exercise

People usually believe that arthritis patients have to relax as much as possible and avoid exercising to avoid even more joint damage. Although it is true that certain types of arthritis could result in fatigue, there is no valid reason that patients with arthritis symptoms cannot be active and be involved in sports activities and physical exercise programs. It is very important and recommended to keep the joints

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