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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. Ankylosing Spondylitis - Symptoms

    Ankylosing spondylitis is inflammation primarily of the joints of the spine, but it can also involve inflammation of the eye, other joints (especially the hips) and, on occasion, the heart, lungs, and chest wall.

  3. Spondyloarthropathies - Topic Overview

    What are spondyloarthropathies?Spondyloarthropathies are a family of long - term (chronic) diseases of joints. These diseases occur in children (juvenile spondyloarthropathies) and adults. They include ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter's syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, and joint problems associated with inflammatory bowel disease (enteropathic arthritis).Although all spondyloarthropathies have ...

  4. Biologics for Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Drug details for Etanercept for ankylosing spondylitis.

  5. Ankylosing Spondylitis - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for ankylosing spondylitis focuses on relieving pain and stiffness, reducing inflammation, keeping the condition from getting worse, and enabling you to continue daily activities.

  6. Ankylosing Spondylitis - Home Treatment

    If you have been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, there are steps that you can take at home to help reduce pain and stiffness and allow you to continue daily activities.

  7. Sulfasalazine for Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Drug details for Sulfasalazine for ankylosing spondylitis.

  8. Ankylosing Spondylitis - Exams and Tests

    Your doctor will use a medical history, physical exam, and X-ray to diagnose ankylosing spondylitis.

  9. 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 .

  10. 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.

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