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Joint Issues

Our joints are where two bones meet up. They allow us to move freely, yet they may be the most vulnerable parts of our bodies, causing pain from overuse, injuries, or simply aging.

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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease where your body targets and destroys the healthy tissues that cover your joints. It causes pain, swelling, and stiffness around your joints. There are several ways to treat RA.
Understand your joint pain symptoms with Buoy, including 10 causes and common questions concerning your joint pain.
Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that affects the cartilage (connective tissue) around the joints. Symptoms include pain, swelling, mild warmth and redness, and stiffness in the joints. Though it’s not curable, there are treatments to reduce the pain and inflammation.
Gout is a type of arthritis that typically attacks the big toe, but it can affect knees and sometimes other joints. Uric acid builds up in the joint causing the pain and inflammation.
Psoriatic arthritis (PA) is a chronic inflammatory, autoimmune disease. The joint and skin are being attacked by the immune system. Joint inflammation can lead to severe arthritis unless diagnosed and treated early.
Septic arthritis is a painful infection in a joint that can come from organisms (bacterial, fungal or viral) that travel through your bloodstream. The joints affected are usually the knee, hip, or shoulder.

Joint Swelling: Causes & Treatments

Understand your joint swelling symptoms, including 10 causes & common questions.
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Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis

This article will review the symptoms, causes, and management of pigmented villonodular synovitis. Symptoms of this rare joint disease include joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and instability.
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Osteochondritis Dissecans: Symptoms & Management

This article will review the symptoms, causes, management, and prevention of osteochondritis dissecans. Symptoms experienced in the affected joint include difficulty with range of motion, popping or snapping noises, buckling, pain on movement, as well as swelling.
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Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis is a disorder that causes bone to grow where it should not. Most commonly on ligaments that attach to the vertebrae of the spine. Symptoms include pain, stiffness or limited range of motion, difficulty swallowing, spinal fractures, or even paralysis or loss of sensation.
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