When the First Line of Defense Doesn’t Work
- More Than a Backache
Axial spondyloarthritis is certainly a mouthful, but it boils down to chronic, painful arthritis of the spine.
- Get the Most From Your AS Care
A rheumatologist arms you with her best advice for treating this chronic arthritis. Be honest with your doctor, and don’t downplay your symptoms.
- How to Tamp Down the Inflammation
AS is not a wear-and-tear disease, so drugs have to target the chronic cause of inflammation. Thankfully, there are many more options on the market today.
- Advocate for Yourself With AS
Helgi Olafson feels lucky he got an early diagnosis for his ankylosing spondylitis, and he works to inspire others with the condition. He uses endurance sports to raise awareness of AS.
- What I Wish I’d Known About AS
Blogger Katie Faison shares her journey with ankylosing spondylitis, including her initial fears over what the future would hold for her.
- One Day, Hour by Hour, With AS
Stress only aggravates Dana Marton’s pain and fatigue, so she sticks to a schedule and swears by belly dancing.
- How Do I Become an Advocate?
“We need for the disease to become a household name,” says AS advocate Roz Tolliver. She shares a list of ways to raise awareness.
- Myths and Facts: Gout
Does gout only affect men? And is it caused by eating rich foods? Separate fact from fiction on this form of arthritis.
- Causes of Gout
What’s to blame for this form of arthritis, often found in the joint of your big toe?
- Foods to Avoid With Gout
Certain meats, seafoods, and alcohols will aggravate this form of arthritis.
- Symptoms of Gout
This form of arthritis can cause intense pain, usually in your big toe. Where else can it happen, and what does an attack feel like?
- Best Arthritis Exercises to Ease Joint Pain
Moderate exercise is a good way to improve pain and joint function for people with arthritis. An expert outlines what kinds of activities ease inflammation.
- Take Care of Your Mental Health With AS
Amanda Tiberi struggled with a deep depression over her chronic ankylosing spondylitis before finding help. Sharing her story made all the difference.
- Getting Control of Arthritis Pain: Healthy Habits
Here are a few ways you can reduce joint pain and stress brought on by arthritis.
- Arthritis and Exercise
An expert shares why it's important to exercise when you have arthritis and tips to get back into a routine that feels right for you.
- Inside Your Doctor Visit With AS
Sonya Paris and her doctor, Jeffrey Potter, MD, sit down to discuss her ongoing treatment for ankylosing spondylitis.
- What Life Looks Like With AS
"I had to slow my entire world down," Holly Frick says, but she was relieved to finally have a name for her fatigue and stiffness
- Exercises for Ankylosing Spondylitis
While there is no cure for ankylosing spondylitis, exercising is key to keeping your mobility and flexibility. Learn what to do and how each type of exercise helps you.
- Power Through the Pain
After a frustrating search for a diagnosis, Don Markham put some weight behind his treatment for ankylosing spondylitis. He's a big believer that working out can help with the physical pain and mental stress of this arthritis that mainly affects the spine.
- A Voice for Ankylosing Spondylitis
"My life goal is to make AS a household name," Charis Hill says. They use their own powerful story to spread the word on this rare form of arthritis.
- Chronically Strong: Life With Lyme Disease
Ina navigates her day-to-day routine with an invisible disease.
- What Is a Ganglion Cyst?
A ganglion cyst is a bump typically found on the top of a joint. Learn what causes these growths, and what treatment may be needed.
- The Basics: Bone Spurs
A bone spur is a smooth, tiny outgrowth that forms around your joints or on your spine. You can have one and not know it because symptoms appear over time. Learn what causes these bony growths and what your treatment options are.
- What Is Gout?
How does a buildup of uric acid lead to painful, swollen joints?
- How to Ease a Gout Attack at Home
Take these measures when a sudden gout attack happens.
- Osteoarthritis vs. RA: What's the Difference?
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis both cause painful, swollen joints, but these two diseases have a few variations.
- Yoga Moves for Joint Pain Relief
It can be tough to get enough exercise when you have arthritis. These yoga poses build strength, stamina, and balance.
- Fight the Fatigue That Comes With Arthritis
The chronic pain of arthritis and the medications used to treat it can drain you. What can you do day to day to ease the fatigue?
- Can Certain Foods Ease Your Arthritis Pain?
Is the anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet the key to soothing arthritis pain?
- Tips to Get Moving in the Morning
Stiff or achy in the morning? Here are some great stretches to help get you moving.
- Five Great Exercises for Your Joints
Taking care of your joints is important as you age. Here are 5 great exercises to help keep your joints healthy.
- Risk Factors and Triggers for Gout
The most common risk factors and triggers for gout may surprise you.
- Living With Gout
Treatment options for people living with gout.
- Arthritis at Any Age
The father of fitness walking, Dr. James Rippe, discusses arthritis.