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Causes of right shoulder and arm pain
30 Nov 2019 at 3:00am
There are several potential causes of right shoulder and arm pain. Read on to find out the various causes and when to see a doctor.

How to treat hip osteoarthritis
16 Nov 2019 at 7:00am
Hip osteoarthritis can be a painful and debilitating condition. This article explains the various treatment options for hip osteoarthritis.

What to know about shoulder impingement
14 Nov 2019 at 7:00am
Shoulder impingement is a painful problem that occurs due to the overuse of this joint. Learn about the common symptoms and treatment of shoulder impingement here.

Diabetes: Why some anti-inflammatories may increase risk
13 Nov 2019 at 3:00pm
Recent findings suggest that glucocorticoids ? a class of anti-inflammatory drugs that doctors often prescribe ? may increase the risk of diabetes.

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Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation) is a group of conditions that affect the health of the bone joints in the body. One in three adult Americans suffer from some form of arthritis and the disease affects about twice as many women as men.

Arthritic diseases include rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, which are autoimmune diseases; septic arthritis, caused by joint infection; and the more common osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease. Arthritis can be caused from strains and injuries caused by repetitive motion, sports, overexertion, and falls. Unlike the autoimmune diseases, osteoarthritis largely affects older people and results from the degeneration of joint cartilage. Other forms are discussed below.

Arthritic joints can be sensitive to weather changes. The increased sensitivity is thought to be caused by the affected joints developing extra nerve endings in an attempt to protect the joint from further damage.

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