Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of progressive arthritis that inflames the joints of the spine. Ankylos is Greek for stiffening of a joint, and spondylo is Greek for vertebra.
With psoriatic arthritis, hand pain and stiffness is a given - but there are ways to prevent and soothe the pain.
Having symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis? It may also be these conditions.