Medical Information on Arthritis

Alrighty, here is where you will find the nitty gritty medical facts of arthritis. We are firm believers in the power of knowledge. The more you know about your disease the better equipped you are to handle whatever it may throw at you. We will continually add new information in this section, so check back frequently.

Arthritis Disease Index
Here you’ll find basic medical information on many of the forms of arthritis. Causes, symptoms, how they are diagnosed and more. 

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Lupus
Fibromyalgia
Osteoporosis
Lyme Disease
Sjogren’s Syndrome
Juvenile Arthritis
Gout
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Psoriatic Arthritis
Don’t see yours? There’s more…

Surgeries
Face it, none of us want to have joint surgery, but many of us will end up with some kind of surgery at some point in time. We’ll provide you with a summary of the more common types of joint surgeries.

Tests & Labs
Blood tests, x-rays, scans and films…what do all these tests do? And what do the results mean?

Expert Advice
Got a question for our team of medical experts? Send it on in and we’ll see if they can help you out. There have already been tons of questions answered – you can find them here

Medical Records
It’s up to you to keep track of your medical records. We’ll help!

Medications
There are so many different drugs used to treat arthritis that it would be nearly impossible for us to cover them all. However, we’re going to give it our best shot.
Just pick a med and click “go”:

 

Pain Management
What do we do when our medications just aren’t enough to control the pain? Learn more about pain management techniques right here.

Newly Diagnosed
You must have many questions right now, we did when we heard those words: ‘You have arthritis.’ We wish we had all the answers. We don’t, but we’ll try to help you out.

Find a Doc
Find a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon in your area. Search Members of the American College of Rheumatology or Members of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Alternative Therapy
Do you use alternative therapies? In one study, one third to one half of the people with arthritis surveyed admitted to using some type of alternative therapy. We’ll attempt to provide you with some impartial information. 

Webcasts
We’ve teamed with Healthology.com to bring you a variety of arthritis webcasts. Audio and video productions on a wide variety of arthritis topics.

Clinical Trials
From test tube to mouse to you.