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The Big 3: These Are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Health Conditions

Errors in diagnosis are all too common—that’s why it's important to learn how to advocate for yourself in the doctor’s office. Here’s what you need to know.

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Are Thyroid Disease and Arthritis Connected?

Did thyroid disease cause your psoriatic arthritis, or was it the other way around. Learn about the links between thyroid disease and inflammatory joint issues.

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Have Back Pain With Rheumatoid Arthritis?

If you live with rheumatoid arthritis and also experience lower back pain, here's what you should know and what you can do to ease the pain.

A woman with back and neck pain.

Is it Fibromyalgia or Something Else?

If you have chronic pain, you might have fibromyalgia, or one of these other conditions. Learn how you can tell them apart.

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Tips For An Accurate Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

There is no test that can confirm fibromyalgia, but these tips can help rule out other conditions with similar symptoms.

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Does Chronic Pain Run In Your Family?

Research shows that some chronic pain may be hereditary. Learning about your family health history could offer insight on how to manage it.

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Physical Therapy Might Help Your Chronic Pain

Learn more about the many types of physical therapy for chronic pain, including hydrotherapy, passive manual therapy, and movement therapies.

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Need an X-Ray For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Here's what to expect from your X-ray for rheumatoid arthritis, and how it can help diagnose or assess your condition.

X-ray view of a woman with low back pain.

Do You Need Surgery for Vertebral Fractures?

When pain medications and rest aren’t enough to reduce pain from a vertebral fracture, surgery may be necessary.

A doctor wraps a compression wrap around a woman's sprained ankle.

Strains and Sprains: What's the Difference?

The difference between a strain and a sprain is the part of the body affected. Here’s what to know and how to treat the pain and swelling.