Arthritis and rheumatism

by Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACR

Nathan Wei is a nationally known board-certified rheumatologist and author of the Second Opinion Arthritis Treatment Kit. It's available exclusively at this website... not available in stores.

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Arthritis is any painful condition of the joints. There are about 100 types of arthritis, and each one has a different cause, and has different symptoms.

The two commoner ones are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Others include juvenile arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout. It is important to have a proper diagnosis, as the treatment for each type is very different.

Rheumatism is a broader term than arthritis, where not only are the joints involved, but also the muscles and ligaments associated with the joints.

The word "rheumatatism" is actually an old-fashioned word that is no longer in vogue.

Arthritis and Rheumatism is the title of the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Rheumatology. It comes out monthly and tends to be very research oriented. A newer companion journal, Arthritis Care and Research is a sister journal that is more clinically oriented.

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