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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.

By Mary Shomon

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.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

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.

By Karen Lee Richards

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.

By Ginger Vieira

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.

By Celeste Cooper, RN

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.

By Celeste Cooper, RN

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.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

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.

By Peter Jaret

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.

By Laurie Saloman, M.S.

Morton's Neuroma: Help for Toe Pain

The typical Morton’s neuroma sufferer is a woman, and the condition usually develops between the third and fourth toes. Here’s what can help ease the pain.

By Laurie Saloman, M.S.