Understanding Scleroderma -- Symptoms
Learn about scleroderma symptoms from the experts at WebMD.
Corticosteroids for Polymyalgia Rheumatica or Giant Cell Arteritis
Drug details for Corticosteroids for polymyalgia rheumatica or giant cell arteritis.
Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis - Topic Overview
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) are inflammatory conditions that often occur together or one after the other.
Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis - Treatment Overview
Corticosteroid medicine is the most common treatment for both polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA). People with either or both conditions usually have fast relief of their symptoms soon after starting corticosteroid treatment.
Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis - Exams and Tests
To diagnose polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA), a doctor will do a physical exam and ask you about your past health and symptoms.
Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis - Home Treatment
Tips on feeling your best during treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) or giant cell arteritis (GCA).
Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis - Symptoms
Symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) often occur suddenly and get worse without treatment. Typical polymyalgia rheumatica symptoms include pain and morning stiffness in the: shoulder, neck, pelvic and hip region.
Capsaicin for Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview
Capsaicin (Zostrix),available without a prescription,is a pain reliever that comes in a cream that you apply directly to your skin (topical analgesic). It has been found to relieve joint pain from osteoarthritis in some people when rubbed into the skin over affected joints. 1 To be beneficial,the cream must be applied 3 or 4 times a day,and the effects may not be seen for several weeks. ...
Coping With Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview
WebMD provides tips for everyday coping with osteoarthritis.
Assistive Devices and Orthotics - Topic Overview
Assistive devices and orthotics are tools that help you hold objects,open and close things,transfer weight while shifting positions,or walk. It is important to find a balance between use and rest of a painful (arthritic) joint. When exercise is not enough to control pain,assistive devices and orthotics may help to reduce stress on a joint by shifting weight off of the joint. The Arthritis ...