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  1. Ankylosing Spondylitis - Topic Overview

    Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that is long - lasting (chronic) and most often affects the spine.

  2. Osteoarthritis: Exercising With Arthritis

    Key pointsExercise may make you feel better, reduce your joint pain, and improve your ability to do daily activities.For many people with osteoarthritis, a common symptom is pain after activity, which may make you reluctant to exercise. However, you can take steps to help relieve pain (such as heat and cold therapy or taking pain relievers) and make it easier to exercise and stay active.Exercise .

  3. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis - Home Treatment

    Tips on feeling your best during treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) or giant cell arteritis (GCA).

  4. 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.

  5. Corticosteroids for Polymyalgia Rheumatica or Giant Cell Arteritis

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for polymyalgia rheumatica or giant cell arteritis.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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. ...

  10. Coping With Osteoarthritis - Topic Overview

    WebMD provides tips for everyday coping with osteoarthritis.

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