Arthritis - The Basics

Arthritis is a condition that affects large numbers of people throughout the world. While many folk often think that arthritis is a single disease, there are actually a large number of different medical conditions that are routinely referred to as arthritis.

About Rheumatoid Arthritis

 It is not generally appreciated that arthritis is not a single condition but actually comprises over 200 different diseases that involve painful inflammation of the joints.

Fibromyalgia: Common But Mysterious

If you are a regular reader of health magazines the chances are that you will have heard of fibromyalgia. This is a painful and debilitating disease which has been receiving considerable publicity lately.

Osteonecrosis: Symptoms and Treatment

Osteonecrosis is a severe form of arthritis which affects the blood supply to the bone, resulting in the death of the bone. The condition can be difficult to treat early because the average patient does not usually exhibit any symptoms at the early stages of the disease.

An Overview of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a form of arthritis in which the bones suffer a loss of calcium which results in decreased bone density. Loss of calcium and reduced bone density can result in brittle bones and fractures.

Gout: A Unique Form Of Arthritis

While gout is a medical condition that is quite common today, few people realize that it is actually a form of arthritis. Gout is a disease that is characterised by a high level of pain that affects one joint.

Bodywork: A Natural Way To Better Health

For most people arthritis conjures up thoughts of stiff joints and swollen muscles. Maybe you picture an elderly person with pained wrists or knees who must use a stick  simply to walk around the house. But it doesn't have to be this way.