Are you experiencing joint pain? Could your constant fatigue be a symptom of an arthritic condtion? Compare your symptoms against common and not-so-common arthritic conditions to find out if you should visit your doctor. Learn about the diagnosis, causes and treatments of conditions such as Raynaud's syndrome, sclerosis and others.
Gout Prophylaxis Before Surgery If you are planning to have surgery for gout, there are several things you can do to prevent the risk of a gout attack. Avoid foods that contain purine-based ingredients, stop smoking and look into pre-surgical gout prophylaxis medications.
An Overview of Tendonitis of the Rotator Cuff Shoulder pain is common and is usually caused by inflammation of the tendon (also called the rotator cuff) that connects its muscles to the bone. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment of tendonitis of the rotator cuff.
All About Erythema Infectiosum, Also Known as Fifth Disease Fifth disease is a viral illness causing a rash on the arms, legs and cheeks, which is most common in children. Adults who have not been exposed to the human parvovirus B19 can become infected. Learn more about the causes and how symptoms differ for fifth disease in adults versus children.
List of Medicines for Gout Gout is a very painful condition that typically affects one joint at a time, resulting from an overload of uric acid in the body. Find a list of gout medicines, including anti-inflammatories, pain relievers and those that lower uric acid levels.
Does Alcohol Affect Gout? Poor drinking habits are often associated with the development of gout, as well as poor eating habits. How does alcohol affect gout?
Relief From Degenerative Joint Disease Symptoms Degenerative joint disease is caused by wear and tear on a joint. Cartilage can break down and wear away. Being overweight, active long term sports or family history can all increase your chances.