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- Ankylosing spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis facts
Ankylosing spondylitis belongs to a group of arthritis conditions that tend to cause chronic inflammation of the spine (spondyloarthropathies).
Ankylosing spondylitis affects males two to three times more commonly than females.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a cause of back pain in adolescents and young adults.
The tendency to develop ankylosing spondylitis is genetically inh Read More
- Arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, formerly known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, is the most common type of arthritis in children under the age of 16.
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis can cause persistent joint pain, swelling and stiffness. Some children may experience symptoms for only a few months, while others have symptoms for many years.
Some types of juvenile idiopathic arthritis can Read More
- Bunions (hallux valgus)
Bunions involve boney prominences and repositioning of the joints at the base of the big toes.
Bunions most commonly affect the inner foot at the base of the big toe but also can affect the outside of the foot at the base of the little toe, referred to as a bunionette or tailor's bunion.
Bunions most commonly affect women.
Bunions may or may not cause symptoms.
Treatment of b Read More
- Cheney syndrome
The signs and symptoms of Hajdu-Cheney syndrome can vary greatly among affected individuals. The disorder is present at birth (congenital), but in some individuals the signs and symptoms may be more apparent during adolescence and adulthood.
Although researchers have been able to establish a clear syndrome with characteristic or “core” symptoms, much about the disorder is not fully understood. Several factors including the Read More
- Knee bursitis
Knee bursitis signs and symptoms vary, depending on which bursa is affected and what's causing the inflammation.
In general, the affected portion of your knee might feel warm, tender and swollen when you put pressure on it. You might also feel pain when you move or even at rest.
A sharp blow to the knee can cause symptoms to appear rapidly. But most cases of knee bursitis result from friction and irritation of the bursa that oc Read More
- Kohler's disease of the tarsal navicular
Kohler's disease of the tarsal navicular is a condition that causes pain in your ankle and foot. It's caused by inflammation, which can lead to arthritis. You have a tarsal navicular bone in your ankle that supports your arch when you walk. If it becomes inflamed or arthritic, it can cause pain when you walk or stand on uneven ground. It occurs when the tendons around the navicular bone become inflame Read More
- Osgood-schlatter disease
Osgood-Schlatter disease facts
Osgood-Schlatter disease is a painful inflammation in the front of the bony leg below the knee.
Osgood-Schlatter disease can cause local pain, inflammation, swelling, and calcification.
Osgood-Schlatter disease can be diagnosed by the history and examination.
Osgood-Schlatter disease can be helped by antiinflammation and pain-relieving medications, ice, and rest.
- Psoriatic arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic condition classified by a form of inflammatory skin and inflammation in joints (inflammatory arthritis). Affecting males as much as females, this disease shows signs in the fourth and fifth decades of your lifetime. Psoriasis targets the tips of one’s elbows and knees, the scalp and ears, the navel, and around the genital area or anus. Patients with both arthritis and psorias Read More
- Relapsing polychondritis
Relapsing polychondritis facts
Relapsing polychondritis is an uncommon, chronic disorder of the cartilage.
Relapsing polychondritis is characterized by recurrent episodes of painful inflammation.
Relapsing polychondritis can involve all types of cartilage.
Typical cartilage tissues affected include the ears, nose, and joints.
There is no one specific test for diagnosing relapsing polychond Read More