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Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

When it hurts to move your shoulder or you don't have as much movement in your shoulder as before, your shoulder may become "frozen." Learn about treatments, including exercises used to help this condition.

Review Date: March 20, 2011

American Academy of Family Physicians

Arthritis Advice

Arthritis is one of the most common diseases in this country. Rest, exercise, eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, and learning the right way to use and protect your joints are key to living with any kind of arthritis.

Review Date: March 16, 2011

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

Arthritis in African Americans

Osteoarthritis, the common form of arthritis in African Americans, affects all races in similar frequency. However, gout and lupus affect more African Americans than people of other races. Learn how gout can be treated and attacks of gout prevented.

Review Date: February 03, 2011

Arthritis Foundation

Arthritis Pain: Creams and Gels for Aching Joints

Learn about the various types of creams, gels and patches available for pain relief. Can these topical pain medications ease your arthritis pain?

Review Date: September 25, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Arthritis: How to Care for Yourself

Find simple, one-time actions and other steps you can take to improve your health, outlook or pain level, and make life with arthritis a little easier.

Review Date: October 25, 2011

Arthritis Foundation

Arthritis: Key Public Health Messages

Learn about arthritis-management activities and steps you can take to decrease pain, improve function, stay productive, and lower health care costs.

Review Date: October 19, 2011

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arthritis: Physical Activity Programs

These evidence-based programs are proven to improve the quality of life of people with arthritis. Find an activity program in your area.

Review Date: February 27, 2013

Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion/CDC

Bursitis of the Hip

You can avoid getting bursitis by not putting too much strain on your hips. Avoid activities that are especially difficult or painful, and take breaks to rest your hips.

Review Date: July 31, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Bursitis Prevention

While not all types of bursitis can be prevented, find out how you can reduce your risk and the severity of flare-ups by changing the way you perform certain tasks.

Review Date: August 01, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Find a Rheumatologist

This page will help you find a rheumatology health professional in your geographic area.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American College of Rheumatology

Gout Diet

A gout diet helps to control the production and elimination of uric acid, which may help prevent gout attacks or reduce their severity. Find out what foods to avoid to better manage your gout.

Review Date: January 03, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Kids Get Arthritis Too

This site contains special pages for kids, tweens and teens to learn about juvenile arthritis, and to share their stories with other kids who are coping with the same conditions. Coloring pages are provided for kids aged 6 to 9 to help them learn more about juvenile arthritis.

Review Date: October 14, 2012

Arthritis Foundation

Osteoarthritis: Handout on Health

This guide discusses osteoarthritis -- the most common type of arthritis, especially among older individuals. Osteoarthritis symptoms (pain, swelling, and loss of motion) and treatments are covered and some helpful therapy is illustrated.

Review Date: November 30, 2012

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse

Osteoporosis and Arthritis: Two Common but Different Conditions

Many people confuse osteoporosis and some types of arthritis. This fact sheet discusses the similarities and differences between osteoporosis and arthritis, and lists recommended strategies for pain management such as yoga and massage therapy.

Review Date: February 12, 2013

NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ~ National Resource Center

People with Health Conditions

Do you have a chronic health condition? Learn which health conditions increase your risk of getting the flu or experiencing flu-related complications and special steps you should take during flu season.

Review Date: May 07, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Psoriasis Provider Directory

The medical professionals who appear in this directory support research, advocacy and educational efforts that benefit patients with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis.

Review Date: August 30, 2012

National Psoriasis Foundation

Questions and Answers About Gout

Gout is one of the most painful rheumatic diseases. It results from deposits of needle-like crystals of uric acid in connective tissue, in the joint space between two bones, or in both. These deposits lead to inflammatory arthritis, which causes swelling, redness, heat, pain, and stiffness in the joints.

Review Date: June 13, 2012

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse

Rheumatoid Arthritis

This booklet describes how rheumatoid arthritis develops, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how patients can best manage their disease.

Review Date: November 30, 2012

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Lifestyle and Home Remedies

You can take steps to care for your body if you have rheumatoid arthritis. These self-care measures, when used along with your rheumatoid arthritis medications, can help you manage your signs and symptoms.

Review Date: February 25, 2013

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Modifiable Risk Factors

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is believed to be the result of a faulty immune response. There is no cure for RA, but new drugs are available to treat the disease and prevent deformed joints. In addition to medications and surgery, good self-management, including exercise, are known to reduce pain and disability.

Review Date: February 25, 2013

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What Is Osteoarthritis? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of Publications for the Public

This fact sheet is for people who have osteoarthritis, their families, and others interested in learning more about the disorder.

Review Date: July 25, 2012

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - NIAMS