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What happens with a pinched nerve in the shoulder?

A pinched nerve in the shoulder, also known as cervical radiculopathy, occurs when something presses against a nerve coming from the neck. This often causes pain and weakness in the arm. Many cases re...

Through my eyes: Aortic dissection

Timo Söderlund is the co-founder of Global Aortic Awareness Day. He started this after being diagnosed with the condition in 2012.

Thumb arthritis: What to know

Thumb arthritis, or basal joint arthritis, affects the joint at the base of the thumb. It can cause pain and limit the thumb’s range of movement. Thumb arthritis is usually a type of osteoarthritis, m...

Double mastectomy recovery: What to know

It can be difficult to know what to expect after a double mastectomy. In this article, we discuss the physical and emotional side effects of surgery and provide tips to aid recovery at home. We also c...

How does RA affect different parts of the body?

The hallmark of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is pain in the joints, but it can also affect many other body parts. In this article, we look at the diverse systemic and long-term effects of RA.

What to know about rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy

Many women with rheumatoid arthritis experience a reduction in symptoms during pregnancy. However, this is not always the case, and some women may experience a flare shortly after childbirth. In this ...

Chronic pain and the power of placebo

The placebo effect is stronger in some people than in others. A new study unlocks the psychological and neuroanatomical differences between these people.

What is the link between lupus and arthritis?

Lupus and arthritis are separate conditions. However, arthritis is one of the most common symptoms of lupus. There may also be a genetic link between rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. In this article, w...

How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the wrists?

The wrist is one of the areas most commonly affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA can cause symptoms such as inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the joints. Over time, it can cause permanent dama...

What is palindromic rheumatism?

Palindromic rheumatism is a rare autoimmune form of arthritis that causes flares of inflammation and stiffness. It does not cause lasting damage to the joints, but it can progress into rheumatoid arth...

What's the difference between Vicodin and tramadol?

Tramadol and Vicodin are pain relief medications that a doctor may prescribe when over-the-counter (OTC) medications do not prove effective. Both medications are opioids and are very powerful. They bo...

How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the ankles?

Rheumatoid arthritis or RA, can affect the ankle joints in the same way as other joints, causing pain, inflammation, and swelling. RA in the ankles is less common than in other areas, such as the hand...

Seven exercises for shoulder arthritis

Arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the shoulders. Keeping the joints mobile can relieve arthritis symptoms, such as pain and swelling. In this article, we explain how to perform spe...

Brain study shows why mindfulness eases pain

A new study delves into the neurological mechanisms that explain why people who are more mindful experience less pain than those who are not.

Pictures of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the shape and size of the joints, often in the hands, feet, and knees. X-rays and MRI scans can identify any damage that RA has caused. Seeing pictures of the symp...

How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the elbow?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect any joint in the body, including the elbow joint. RA in the elbow can change the shape of the joint, which can reduce mobility. Some people may also develop nodule...

How do you use a suppository?

A suppository is a medication that is inserted into the rectum, vagina, or urethra to be broken down and absorbed by the body. Suppository uses include asthma, allergies, and pain. Suppositories are t...

Common painkiller poses risk to heart health

New research suggests that a widely used painkiller raises the risk of major cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke.

Swelling in rheumatoid arthritis and where it occurs

Swelling around a joint is a common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. It often appears around the hands and feet and is caused by inflammation or a buildup of fluid in the lining of the joint. Learn ho...

How long do hemorrhoids last? What to know

Hemorrhoids are a common problem, particularly during pregnancy and as people age. While hemorrhoids sometimes only last for a few days and cause mild symptoms, some people experience frequent or long...

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