Arthritis Resources

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This is a collection of bookmarks to arthritis pages that I find useful, interesting, or otherwise appealing. If you know of any web links that can be added to this list, please let me know. email: lynn@thesalmons.org

General arthritis information and references

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. There are three general classes of drugs commonly used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, and remittive agents or disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs).

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is one of the oldest and most common types of arthritis. It is characterized by the breakdown of the joint's cartilage. Cartilage is the part of the joint that cushions the ends of bones. Cartilage breakdown causes bones to rub against each other, causing pain and loss of movement.

Osteoarthritis affects an estimated 20.7 million Americans, mostly after age 45. Women are more commonly affected than men.

Medications including corticosteroids and NSAIDs are used to control pain. Glucocorticoids injected into joints that are inflamed and not responsive to NSAIDS.

Other treatments

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Last updated: October 23, 2015 Google Facebook Pinterest Twitter Reddit