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What is the link between pannus and rheumatoid arthritis?

In people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), pannus occurs when excess tissue grows in a person’s joint. Pannus can lead to permanent joint damage. Learn more here.

Through my eyes: Bilateral hip dysplasia

David Brown has bilateral hip dysplasia. He lived without a diagnosis for many years, so his life changed when he learned the details of his condition.

What are 10 risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis?

The exact causes of rheumatoid arthritis are unclear, but researchers have identified several risk factors. These range from genetic predispositions to gum disease. Learn more here.

What is rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a lifelong condition that causes pain, swelling, and inflammation in two or more joints. It can also affect the heart, lungs, and other parts of the body. It can lead to joint ...

What are the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease that affects the joints and also produces symptoms throughout the body. Find out more about how to recognize RA.

How to make a heating pad at home

Heating pads can relieve muscle aches and cramps, and help injuries heal. In this article, learn three ways to make a homemade heating pad.

New type of nerve stimulation relieves chronic back pain

A new stimulation therapy that specifically targets the nerves fibers involved could be an effective alternative to spinal cord stimulation, says study.

What is wryneck and how is it treated?

Wryneck, also known as torticollis, is a condition where the neck tilts to one side. Babies can be born with it, or people can develop it for several reasons. While wryneck can be uncomfortable, there...

Radial nerve injury: Everything you need to know

The radial nerve is prone to injury, even from minor incidents, such as sleeping on the arm. Radial nerve injury is also common after breaking the arm. In this article, learn about other causes, as we...

Nerve damage: Using electronic implants to hasten healing

Biodegradable electronic implants that deliver impulses to heal injured peripheral nerves and are absorbed after 2 weeks show promising results in rats.

What to know about constipation after surgery

Many people experience constipation after surgery. With gentle treatment methods, the symptoms should resolve within a few days. Learn more here.

Drug overdose rates are rising, but can we 'curb the epidemic for good?'

Scientists have conducted in-depth research into drug overdose trends. The findings may help specialists devise strategies to curtail this growing problem.

Is pain relief more effective when delivered by a stranger?

An intriguing new study asks whether a health treatment received from a stranger has a stronger effect than one received from someone you already know.

What is sumatriptan?

The sumatriptan oral tablet (Imitrex) is used to treat severe migraine headaches. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

What is the difference between tramadol and hydrocodone?

Tramadol and hydrocodone are opioid medications that doctors prescribe for pain. Here, learn their uses, possible risks, and the differences between them.

Could video games help treat chronic back pain?

A recent study concludes that a special type of video game could be used to successfully reduce chronic low back pain at a patient's home.

How cannabinoid drugs affect the experience of pain

A new study reviews the effects of cannabis on the experience of pain. The results highlight the affective component in cannabis's pain-relieving effects.

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...

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