Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form, osteoarthritis, is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. The major complaint by individuals who have arthritis is joint pain.
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    The owner and operator of a Houston durable medical equipment company was sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for committing a Medicare fraud involving fake "arthritis kits", the U.S. Department of Justice informed Wednesday.
  • Famous explorer Christopher Columbus died in 1506 at age 54 after battling "reactive arthritis."
    Famous explorer Christopher Columbus, whom the U.S. celebrates today with "Columbus Day," died at age 54 in 1506 after battling "reactive arthritis," an illness which is now treatable.
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    New discoveries surrounding rheumatoid arthritis may help asthma sufferers as Queensland Medical Center found that two mutant genes found in around 58,000 sampled asthmatic patients are receptible to the same treatments that target Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease.
  • Researchers have found that a defective gene can contribute to the onset of rheumatoid arthritis, a crippling inflammation of the joints that affect about 1 percent of the world's population.
  • A new study has found that people suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) are at an increased risk of dying due to cardiovascular disease.
  • The answer to treating painful arthritis could lie in an age old herbal remedy - frankincense, according to Cardiff University scientists. Cardiff scientists have been examining the potential benefits of frankincense to help relieve and alleviate the symptoms of the condition.
  • Patients who undergo elective total hip or total knee arthroplasty at hospitals with lower surgical volume had a higher risk of venous thromboembolism and mortality following the procedure. The complications following joint replacement surgery at low-volume sites may be reduced by modifying systems and procedures used before and after surgery according to the findings published today in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).
  • ACSM: Stronger hips improved running mechanics, lessened knee pain
    Hip strengthening exercises performed by female runners not only significantly reduced patellofemoral pain -- a common knee pain experienced by runners -- but they also improved the runners' gaits, according to Indiana University motion analysis expert Tracy Dierks.
  • Only three percent (n=181) of patients in the study cohort receiving anti-tumour necrosis factor agents (anti-TNFs) for treatment of their arthritis developed a first cancer within nine years and overall risk was not dependent on the type of arthritis.
  • Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are two times more likely to have concurrent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than healthy controls -- an association which was sustained even when variables such as age, gender, smoking and obesity were controlled for, according to a study presented today at the EULAR 2011 Annual Congress.
  • New research shows that polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for Borrelia burgdorferi DNA - the spirochetal bacteria transmitted by deer ticks - in joint fluid may confirm the diagnosis of Lyme arthritis, but is not a reliable indicator for active joint infection in patients whose arthritis persists after antibiotic therapy.
  • Juvenile Inflammatory Arthritis (JIA) is a potentially debilitating childhood disease. Early detection and treatment of active arthritis may avert long term joint damage and disability. Research has shown that sonography with power Doppler can facilitate making assessments in joint activity and sub-clinical disease, according to research being presented at the 2011 American Roentgen Ray Society's annual meeting.