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Joint Issues

Our joints are where two bones meet up. They allow us to move freely, yet they may be the most vulnerable parts of our bodies, causing pain from overuse, injuries, or simply aging.

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease where your body targets and destroys the healthy tissues that cover your joints. It causes pain, swelling, and stiffness around your joints. There are several ways to treat RA.

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Gout is a type of arthritis that typically attacks the big toe, but it can affect knees and sometimes other joints. Uric acid builds up in the joint causing the pain and inflammation.

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Find out how to treat your reactive arthritis

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Find out how to treat your child’s growing pains

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Find out how to treat your muscle strain or pull

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Septic arthritis is a painful infection in a joint that can come from organisms (bacterial, fungal or viral) that travel through your bloodstream. The joints affected are usually the knee, hip, or shoulder.

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This article will review the symptoms, causes, management, and prevention of osteochondritis dissecans. Symptoms experienced in the affected joint include difficulty with range of motion, popping or snapping noises, buckling, pain on movement, as well as swelling.

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Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that affects the cartilage (connective tissue) around the joints. Symptoms include pain, swelling, mild warmth and redness, and stiffness in the joints. Though it’s not curable, there are treatments to reduce the pain and inflammation.

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Understand your joint swelling symptoms, including 10 causes & common questions.

Understand your joint pain symptoms with Buoy, including 10 causes and common questions concerning your joint pain.

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis is a disorder that causes bone to grow where it should not. Most commonly on ligaments that attach to the vertebrae of the spine. Symptoms include pain, stiffness or limited range of motion, difficulty swallowing, spinal fractures, or even paralysis or loss of sensation.

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Bone pain is a tenderness or pain in one or more of your bones. It can be from an injury, or may be caused by underlying diseases like osteoporosis, sickle cell anemia, or even cancer.

This article will review the symptoms, causes, and management of pigmented villonodular synovitis. Symptoms of this rare joint disease include joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and instability.

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Relapsing polychondritis causes inflammation and deterioration of cartilage and other tissues, including the ears, nose, eyes, joints, and respiratory tract.

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