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Is Your Shoulder Pain Actually Caused by a Neck Problem?

Is Your Shoulder Pain Actually a Neck Problem?

Tags: arthritis, Great Pretenders Series, joint pain, neck pain, pain relief, shoulder pain, spine

Neck pain may signal a shoulder problem, and shoulder pain may signal a neck problem. Symptoms can overlap, too. Learn how experts tell the difference, and steps you can take to feel better.


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If Your Immune System Is Compromised, Can You Get Vaccinated?

Tags: arthritis, HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, shingles, vaccines

Whether your system is affected by conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or HIV or compromised by medications, check with your health care provider before receiving a vaccine.


6 Things Your Nails Can Say About Your Health

6 Things Your Nails Can Say About Your Health

Tags: arthritis, dermatologist, dermatology, healthy nails, kidney disease, melanoma, psoriasis, skin care, stress

Fingernails and toenails often show symptoms of yet-undiagnosed health conditions. Find out what your nails might be saying about you – and when to see your dermatologist.


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Hands On: Tips for Dealing With Your Arthritis Hand Pain

Tags: arthritis, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

Beyond medical treatments, you can take steps on your own — and with the help of experts — to get a grip on hand pain from arthritis.


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11 Conditions You Can Develop If You Have Psoriatic Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis

Patients with psoriatic arthritis need to be aware of their risk of conditions that often accompany the disease, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, IBD and eye disease.


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What New Rheumatoid Arthritis Research Means for You

Tags: arthritis, genetics, rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers have started to answer important questions: Can we predict the severity of rheumatoid arthritis, and can we predict how patients will respond to aggressive treatment?


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5 Questions to Ask Before You Exercise With Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, exercise, fibromyalgia, fitness, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

To get the benefits of movement while avoiding injuries or increasing pain, start with an honest conversation with your doctor.


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If You Lose Weight, You Can Lose Joint Pain Too

Tags: arthritis, corticosteroid injections, exercise, joint pain, osteoarthritis, overweight, radiofrequency ablation (RFA), water aerobics

If you have weight-induced joint pain, losing pounds and taking stress off your joints may ease your symptoms. While your body can’t reverse arthritis, losing weight can help arthritic joints feel better and prevent further damage. Learn more.


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How to Deal If Your Psoriasis Leads to Psoriatic Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, skin infection

If you have psoriasis, you have a 30% chance of also developing psoriatic arthritis. A rheumatologist discusses new treatments and lifestyle changes that can help.


New Study Finds Injections Are Best for Your Knee Arthritis Pain

New Study Finds Injections Are Best for Your Knee Arthritis Pain

Tags: acetaminophen, arthritis, knee, knee pain, osteoarthritis, study

There are various options for treating the painful symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, and researchers wanted to understand which non-surgical treatments work best. In a recent study, they compared different options.