A condition where a person’s immune system attacks healthy tissue and destroys it. Sometimes referred to as autoimmune diseases, these disorders include lupus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
When a bursa — a small, fluid-filled sac with a jelly-like feel that helps protect bones — becomes swollen or irritated.
A chronic condition that causes pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons, fatigue and "tender points” that hurt even when applying a small amount of pressure.
One of the most common orthopedic problems for people of all ages. Knee pain is most often caused by overuse injuries such as tendonitis, bursitis and patellofemoral pain syndrome (“runner’s knee”) that produce inflammation (pain and swelling).
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease. The immune system attacks healthy cells, causing widespread inflammation in any part of the body.
Also called degenerative arthritis, the cartilage that cushions joints loses its elasticity and wears away in places. This makes the bones rub together, causing pain, stiffness and swelling. In addition to wear and tear, research suggests that inflammation may contribute to the development of osteoarthritis.
Lower than normal bone mineral density. This condition increases the risk for broken bones. Bones thin as people age, and osteopenia can lead to osteoporosis.
Deterioration of bone tissue that reduces bone strength, making bones fragile. Osteoporosis makes the wrist, hip, spine and other parts of the skeleton vulnerable to fractures. Falls in people with osteoporosis can lead to serious health consequences.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
An autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in joints. As it progresses, RA can cause joint deformity and even lead to disability.
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Also known as SI joint pain, is caused by damage to the sacroiliac joint, which connects the hip to the spine. It is a common cause of lower back pain.
A disease that leads to inflammation in the lymph nodes and/or organs — most commonly the lungs, liver and skin.
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