Definition of Arthritis:

Inflammation of a joint, usually accompanied by pain, swelling, and stiffness, and resulting from infection, trauma, degenerative changes, metabolic disturbances, or other causes.  It occurs in various forms, such as bacterial arthritis, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis.  Osteoarthritis, the most common form, is characterized by a gradual loss of cartilage and often an overgrowth of bone at the joints.

Also: Arthritic

Topics Related to Arthritis

Acupuncture a treatment
“...Infertility; Discomfort during pregnancy; PCOS; Menopausal symptoms; Endometriosis; Muscle pain and strain; Stress; Insomnia; Allergies; Sinusitis; Sinus infection; Anxiety; Depression; Fatigue; Arthritis; Weight loss; Smoking cessation; Back pain; Sciatica; Joint pain; Acute and Chronic pain; According The World Health Organization, there are more than 100 different kinds of diseases and...”

Aerobic Exercise Need

...the condition
“...heart rate; weak physical strength; bone loss / reduced bone density (lack of weight-bearing exercise plays a role in osteoporosis); low self-esteem; depression; high cholesterol; increased risk of arthritis; Moving our bodies requires energy that comes from the food we eat...”
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Alfalfa a treatment
“...It has been said that it helps reduce the effects of rheumatoid arthritis and other arthritic conditions...”

American Skullcap a treatment
“...Skullcap also acts as an anti-inflammatory herb, and can be used for arthritis, particularly where it is aggravated by stress...”

Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance a treatment
“...Aspartame Disease may mimic symptoms of, or worsen: Fibromyalgia, arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease, lupus, multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), diabetes and diabetic Complications, seizures, Alzheimer's disease, birth defects, chronic...”

Aspartame/Neotame Side-Effects

...our question about Joint pain/swelling/stiffness
Arthritic symptoms are regularly reported as a result of consuming aspartame.”

Aspirin a treatment
“...NSAIDs are widely used in the treatment of inflammatory musculoskeletal diseases such as arthritis.  Of all of the NSAIDs, aspirin is the most widely used since it is inexpensive, easily available and is indicated in many common conditions such as headache and the common cold...”


...recommendation Selenium
“...E, selenium and vitamin E are synergistic as antioxidants and inhibit or prevent the damage to tissues by free radicals which have been cited as causal factors in heart disease, atherosclerosis, arthritis and aging...”

Bacteria / Pathogen Testing by PCR a treatment
“...It can be used to identify genetic markers that are associated with susceptibility or resistance to certain diseases, including diseases as diverse as diabetes, arthritis, cancer or allergies.”

Bacterial Dysbiosis

...the condition
“...Aggravation of abnormal immune responses to components of the normal intestinal microflora may contribute to the development of inflammatory bowel disease, spinal arthritis, other connective tissue disease and skin disorders such as psoriasis or acne...”

Bariatric Surgery Complications

...the condition
“...Risk of complications is increased by ... Pre-existing arthritis...”

Beetroot a treatment
“...You can fight arthritis by making a green juice from any leafy vegetable, mixed in equal proportion with carrot, celery and beet juice...”

Bone Scan a treatment
“...The other, known as scintigraphy, is used to discover the site of a stress fracture or the presence of arthritis, infection, or bone cancer...”

Borderline Personality Disorder

...the condition
“...Medications that are used to treat BPD and other mental disorders can lead to obesity, which in turn can lead to diabetes, hypertension, chronic back pain, arthritis and fibromyalgia.”

Boron a treatment
“...Over 250,000 people have used a particular supplement with the claim that it corrects between 80 and 90% of all arthritis.  The prevalence of arthritis seems to follow inversely the availability of boron in the soil...”

Bouchard's Nodes

...related topic
“Bony swellings around the middle joints of the fingers, associated with degenerative changes of arthritis.”

Broad Beans a treatment
“...Also very useful against arthritis.  Consuming broad beans helps the body to remove fat from the arteries, lowering cholesterol levels...”

Bruxism (Clenching/Grinding Teeth)

...the condition
“...In severe, chronic cases, it can lead to arthritis of the temporomandibular joints...”


...the condition
“...It can also occur alongside other common joint problems such as arthritis or gout...”

Cancer, General

...our question about Vegetarian, vegan or raw-food diet
“...Maybe this reactive alien molecule also triggers autoimmune diseases like hepatitis and arthritis.  This article was published in the proceedings of the most prestigious scientific body in the United States...”

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

...the condition
“...Some common conditions that can lead to CTS include obesity, using oral contraceptives, hypothyroidism, arthritis, diabetes, and trauma...”

Castor Oil a treatment
“...Conditions which have been responsive to castor oil applications include ... arthritis...”

Chinese Skullcap a treatment
“...With its potent anti-inflammatory properties, Chinese skullcap has been shown to be an effective home remedy for arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome patients...”

Chlorella a treatment
“...Both scientific documentation and reliable anecdotal reports indicate that chlorella is effective in helping to reduce the symptoms of numerous types of cancers, diabetes, low blood sugar, arthritis, AIDS, pancreatitis, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, peptic ulcers, viral and bacterial infections, anemia, and multiple sclerosis...”

Chlorophyll a treatment
“...It has been used to ... reduce inflammation in arthritis and fibromyalgia patients...”

Chronic / Hidden Infection

...the condition
“From gallstones to arthritis to heart disease, many illnesses long presumed to have roots in genes or lifestyle may be caused largely by infectious agents, a growing number of scientists believe...”

Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Syndrome

...the condition
“...Like arthritis and many other illnesses, they occur in varying degrees of severity...”
...recommendation Surgery
“Some dentists report treating chronic fatigue and arthritic pain by removing infected bone in the third molar area...”

Cilantro a treatment
“...Since the pain of arthritis is caused by inflammation, a cup of Cilantro tea may help that pain as well...”

Cleavers a treatment
“...This plant works very well in treating eczema, psoriasis, seborrhea, acne, boils and abscesses, arthritis and gout...”

Colloidal Silver a treatment
“...Claims are made for benefits in the following conditions: Acne*, allergies, arthritis – some types*, athletes foot*, bad breath, bladder infections, cystitis*, bleeding gums, boils*, burns*, candida*, canker sores, chronic fatigue, colds, colitis*, conjunctivitis*, cornea...”

Colon Cleansing a treatment
“...While some hydrotherapists believe colonics lead to better overall wellness, others claim it helps specific diseases such as chronic fatigue, arthritis, and sinusitis...”

Corticosteroids a treatment
“...Because they reduce itching, swelling, redness, and allergic reactions, they are often used in treating skin problems, severe allergies, asthma, and arthritis.  These drugs also suppress the body's immune response, so they are used in patients who have received organ transplants, to reduce the chance of rejection...”

Crohn's Disease

...the condition
“...Complications include Peritonitis, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Impaired intestinal absorption, Amyloidosis, Arthritis – synovial fluid similar to that of rheumatoid arthritis, but with negative rheumatoid factor, Ankylosing spondylitis.”

Dairy Products Avoidance a treatment
“...builds up the mortar on arterial walls which becomes atherosclerotic plaques; calcium is converted by the kidneys into painful stones that can block the urinary tracts; excess calcium contributes to arthritis.  Osteoporosis is not a problem that should be associated with lack of calcium intake...”


...the condition
“...Arthritis is common, as is Raynaud's phenomenon; others include systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjögren's syndrome...”

Diabetes Type II

...relationship to Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)
“...Patients with hemochromatosis can also be diagnosed with liver disease, diabetes, heart disease and arthritis without the physician realizing that these diseases are the result of iron-overload...”

Dry Eye

...the condition
“...The symptoms of dry eye may be caused by other medical conditions, such as allergies affecting your eyes and some types of arthritis.  Certain medicines can also lead to dry eye and the symptoms are made worse when the air is very dry, as with air conditioning, or smoky...”

EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 6 Requirement

...the condition
“...There are several sings of an Omega-6 deficiency, including ... Arthritis...”

Effects of a High Fat Diet

...the condition
“...These nutritional errors have been linked to high cholesterol, breast and prostate cancer, diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, PMS, and headaches to name but a few...”


...the condition
“ to the brain, kidneys, or abdominal organs causing infections, abscesses or stroke; heart-rhythm disturbances (atrial fibrillation is most common); destruction of heart valves; lung clots; arthritis; myositis (inflammation of muscles); acute renal failure.”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“...Common causes of enlarged lymph nodes (and their usual location) ... Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (anywhere)...”

Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

...recommendation L-Arginine
“...Arginine is not recommended if you have diabetes, arthritis, cancer, shingles, herpes I (fever blisters, cold sores) or herpes II.”

Eucalyptus Blue Gum a treatment
“...Anti-inflammatory; Anti-rheumatic A component of many topical arthritis creams and analgesic ointments, eucalyptus stimulates blood flow and warms the area, relieving pain in muscles and joints; Stimulant: Eucalyptol acts to stimulate blood flow; Diuretic...”

Excess Animal Fat Consumption

...the condition
“...Pathologies such as atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke, arthritis, inflammation and kidney failure may then develop...”

Feverfew a treatment
“...Feverfew has been helpful in other conditions such as general swelling, arthritis, promoting menstrual flow and as a digestive aid...”

Fish Oils a treatment
“...It appears to significantly reduce symptoms without side-effects and may magnify the benefits of standard arthritis drugs.  However, there appears to be no evidence that fish oil slows the progress of the disease...”

Fluoride Toxicity

...the condition
“...Major Related Diagnoses: Alzheimer's disease/demyelinizing diseases, anemia, arthritis, breast cancer, carpal tunnel syndrome, decrease in testosterone/spermatogenesis, altered vas deferens/testicular growth, decreased dental arch, dental crowding, delayed tooth eruption...”

Food Poisoning

...the condition
“...Recovery from Salmonella infection may take several months and, rarely, leave the patient with a condition known as reactive arthritis that may develop into chronic arthritis...”

Germanium a treatment
“...Germanium deficiency is not recognized but is usually characterized by conditions such as infection, heart disease, increased cholesterol levels, osteoporosis, cancer, arthritis and immune disorders...”

Ginger Root a treatment
“...Rheumatoid arthritis: It has traditionally been used to help inflammatory joint diseases such as arthritis.  Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms may respond to treatment with ginger, either in massage oil or standardized extract form...”

GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) a treatment
“...Arthritis: Mobility, morning stiffness and inflammation have all been eased by GLA supplementation, which helps suppress T-cell proliferation...”

Glucosamine / Chondroitin Sulfate a treatment
“...Taken early before arthritis begins, it may ward off this disease...”

Glutamine a treatment
“...Glutamine is a "brain food"; it helps build and maintain muscle; useful in weight loss and bodybuilding; used to treat arthritis, autoimmune diseases, fibrosis, intestinal disorders (such as Crohn's disease, irritable bowel disease, ulcerative colitis), lupus, connective tissue disease and tissue damage from radiation...”

Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

...the condition
“...pains (with or without activity); Chronic myalgia (muscle aches); Migrating joint pain (without injury); Frequent muscle spasms (especially in the legs); A Fibromyalgia diagnosis; An autoimmune arthritis diagnosis (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Sjogren's); Bone pain; Growing pains; Osteoporosis or osteopenia; Metabolism...”

Gotu Kola a treatment
“...Musculoskeletal: Arthritis & rheumatism; systemic sclerosis...”


...related topic
“A disease characterized by an increased blood uric acid level and sudden onset of episodes of acute arthritis.”

Gout / Hyperuricemia

...the condition
“...Formerly a leading cause of painful and disabling chronic arthritis, gout has been all but conquered by advances in research...”
...recommendation NSAIDs
“...Acute gouty arthritis and chronic gout require different treatment strategies.”

Gugulipids a treatment
“...They have been used in classic Ayurvedic medicine to treat a variety of conditions including lipid disorders, obesity and arthritis.  Used in India for centuries, gugulipids were researched significantly since the 1960s for obesity and lipid disorders...”

Hawthorn Berry Extract a treatment
“...Hawthorn is good for arthritis because it helps stabilize collagen, the protein found in joints that are destroyed by inflammatory diseases...”

Heberden's Nodes

...related topic
“Bony swellings around the joints closest to the fingernails, associated with degenerative changes of arthritis.”

Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)

...the condition
“...(HHC) is characterized by increased iron absorption in the gastrointestinal tract that may cause lifelong excessive iron absorption and accumulation and serious health effects including arthritis, cirrhosis, diabetes, impotence, myocardial infarction, and death...”

Heparin a treatment
“...Some conditions that appear to be sensitive to heparin include ... Arthritis (Inhibits cell accumulation, collagen destruction and angiogenesis)...”


...related topic
“...Has been used as a therapeutic aid for arthritis.”

Horse Chestnut a treatment
“Alternative names: Aesculus hippocastanum, Aesculus californica, Aesculus glabra, Spanish Chestnut The horse chestnut has traditionally been used as a remedy for arthritis and rheumatism, as well as for gynecological bleeding, as a tonic, and as a decongestant (tea made from the leaves)...”

Horsetail Grass a treatment
“...Other uses: aging, arthritis, asthma, backaches, breasts, milk secretion, bronchitis, bruises, burns, bursitis, cancer-skin, circulatory problems, cirrhosis, edema, fracture, hair loss, heart disease, inflammation...”

Hot Applications (Thermotherapy) a treatment
“...It is also a common treatment for arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, back pain, shoulder pain and other kinds of joint pain...”

Hydrotherapy a treatment
“...Constitutional Hydrotherapy is recommended for ... Arthritis...”

Hyperbaric Oxygen a treatment
“...A few supporters also claim that HBOT helps patients with AIDS, arthritis, sports injuries, multiple sclerosis, autism, stroke, cerebral palsy, senility, cirrhosis, Lyme disease, and gastrointestinal ulcers...”

Increased Intestinal Permeability / Leaky Gut

...the condition
“...This is how autoimmune diseases – such as MS or arthritis – 'work'...”


...the condition
“...Many common medical problems (and some of the drugs that treat them) can cause insomnia, including allergies, arthritis, heart disease, hypertension, asthma, arthritic conditions, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, hyperthyroidism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...”

Intermittent Claudication

...the condition
“...Pain in the lower legs can also be caused by arthritis of the spine, herniated vertebral disk, and other diseases of the spine which can pinch the nerves that supply the legs...”

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

...the condition
“...The more modern term used now is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.  JRA is arbitrarily defined as beginning before the age of 16 years...”
...recommendation Nightshade Family Food Avoidance
“Elimination of nightshade family foods may help a small percentage of those with juvenile arthritis.”
...recommendation NSAIDs
“Indomethacin is frequently more effective than aspirin in treating individuals with pauciarticular arthritis of the lower extremities and ankylosing spondylitis...”
...recommendation Bacteria / Pathogen Testing by PCR
“An Autoimmune/Arthritis Disease Panel (Blood) can test for the presence of Mycoplasma fermentans, Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV).”

Kelp a treatment
“...Arthritis: Kelp (8 tablets daily) provides a rich source of minerals in the recovery process...”

Kombucha Tea a treatment
“...Some of the most enthusiastic responses have come from people with difficult long-term illnesses such as arthritis, digestive disorders, high blood pressure, poor circulation, high cholesterol or cancer, and from older people, many of whom conventional doctors have had difficulty helping...”

Lactose Intolerance

...the condition
“...cow's milk, especially processed cow's milk, has been linked to a variety of health problems, including: mucous production, hemoglobin loss, childhood diabetes, heart disease, atherosclerosis, arthritis, kidney stones, mood swings, depression, irritability, allergies...”

Lipase a treatment
“...A deficiency of lipase in the body may lead to high cholesterol, difficulty in losing weight, a tendency to diabetes, high urine sugar levels – which some believe could lead to arthritis, bladder problems, gall stones, hay fever, prostate problems, heart problems etc...”

Low Back Pain

...the condition
“...hidden food allergies, hypothyroidism, autointoxication or intestinal toxemia (self-poisoning by harmful gut bacteria), mercury toxicity (if stored in the sensory ganglia near the low back), arthritis, kidney involvement, and psychological issues...”
...recommendation Molybdenum
“Margaret Moss, MA, found that taking oral molybdenum over a 28-day period produces a "statistically significant improvement" in patients with arthritis and other aches and pains as well as in their general health...”
...recommendation Surgery
“...Chronic fatigue and arthritic pain disappear in many patients with these conditions after removing dental infections.”

L-Phenylalanine a treatment
“...L-Phenylalanine promotes alertness; reduces hunger pangs; improves memory; antidepressant; helps in controlling pain, particularly arthritis; used to help treat Parkinson's disease; alleviates PMS symptoms...”

Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

...the condition
“...The 11 criteria used for the diagnosis of lupus ... Arthritis – Nonerosive arthritis involving two or more peripheral joints (arthritis in which the bones around the joints do not become destroyed)...”
...our question about Joint pain/swelling/stiffness
“...The typical clinical manifestations are arthralgia, reported by 95% of patients, and arthritis (swollen joints) by 90%...”
...relationship to Lyme Disease
“Lyme arthritis is often mistaken clinically for systemic lupus erythematosus.”
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Lyme Disease

...the condition
“Also known as tick-borne borreliosis or Lyme arthritis, Lyme disease is caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted by the Ixodes tick...”
...recommendation Vitamin A
“Vitamin A deficiency appears to be both a consequence of Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi infection) and a factor in the resulting arthritis susceptibility.”

Lymphatic Congestion

...the condition
“...parasitic infections, MS, edema, lupus erythematosis, inflammation, high blood pressure, bacterial infections, viral infections, puffy eyes, low back pain, cancer, ear or balance problems, arthritis, headaches, cellulite, excessive sweating and obesity.”

Manganese a treatment
“...Manganese can be found in arthritis, osteoporosis and antioxidant formulations; among others...”

Marfan's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Many pediatricians and arthritis specialists are familiar with the Marfan syndrome, but if there are none in your area, you may consider meeting with a medical geneticist (specialist in inherited diseases)...”

MRI Scan a treatment
“...MRI is useful for detecting herniated discs, arthritis, deteriorating joint surfaces, ligament and tendon tears and injury, spinal cord trauma, infections, plaques in blood vessels, narrowing of the blood vessels, breast malignancies (these...”

MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) a treatment
“...Look for MSM in products for arthritis, both rheumatoid and osteo, for joint support, and anywhere sulfur compounds would be of benefit...”

Myeloproliferative Neoplasm

...the condition
“...Other signs and symptoms depend on the underlying condition and include ... Painful swollen joints, caused by gouty arthritis, which is in turn caused by hyperuricemia...”

Natural Progesterone a treatment
“...Natural Progesterone has been used for the treatment of arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis and varicose veins...”

Neck Arthritis

...the condition
“Alternative names: Cervical arthritis, Cervical osteoarthritis, Cervical spondylosis Arthritis in the neck, known as Cervical Arthritis, is an osteoarthritic condition affecting the upper spine...”

Neem a treatment
“...Arthritis: The different types of arthritis ailments can be attributed to autoimmune disorders, infections, the result of wear and tear on the joints or inflammation...”


...related topic
“Nerve inflammation, commonly accompanying other conditions such as tendonitis, bursitis or arthritis.  Neuritis is usually accompanied by neuralgia (nerve pain).”


...the condition
“...This may be related to having an autoimmune condition, such as ... Rheumatoid arthritis...”

Noni a treatment
“...The leaves have been ingested in remedies for arthritis, digestive problems, parasites, and dysentery (severe infection of the lower digestive tract characterized by acute diarrhea and dehydration)...”

NSAIDs a treatment
“NSAIDs are medications for arthritis and other painful inflammatory conditions in the body...”

Oral Lichen Planus

...the condition
“...Known triggers include ... Certain heart disease, blood pressure, or arthritis medications...”

Oregon Grape Root a treatment
“...Traditional uses of Oregon grape include: acne, arthritis, bronchial congestion, chronic fatigue, eczema, hepatitis, herpes, hypoglycemia, indigestion, lymphatic congestion, menstrual problems, psoriasis, scrofula, syphilis, and vaginitis...”


...the condition
“...It is by far the most common form of arthritis.  Nearly all vertebrates suffer from OA, including porpoises and whales, and those long-extinct giants, the dinosaurs...”
...our question about your age
“Certain types of arthritis do affect children, but not primary osteoarthritis...”
...relationship to Manganese Requirement
“...When glucosamine is in short supply, various forms of arthritis tend to arise, eventually leading to joint deterioration.”
...recommendation Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
“Low pantothenic acid levels are implicated in the development of human osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as whole blood pantothenic acid levels have been reported to be lower in rheumatoid arthritis patients compared with normal controls...”
...recommendation Nightshade Family Food Avoidance
“Elimination of nightshade family foods does not help all people with arthritis, but people who respond are usually helped a great deal.”
...recommendation MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)
“Research at the UCLA School of Medicine found an 82% reduction in pain after 6 weeks of MSM use in a double-blind study on degenerative arthritis.  The study lasted 4 months and involved 16 patients on about 2gm MSM per day; 10 patients on MSM and 6 on placebo...”
...recommendation Glucosamine / Chondroitin Sulfate
“Clinical studies comparing glucosamine (in sulfate or hydro-chloride form) with both placebo and standard arthritis drugs (including Ibuprofen) have shown that glucosamine outperformed both in reducing long-term pain, joint tenderness and swelling, accelerating recovery, reversing cartilage damage, and...”
...recommendation Ginger Root
“...[Arthritis Rheum 2001;44(11): pp.2531-2538]”
...recommendation Copper
“The use of copper bracelets in the treatment of arthritis has a long history due to its mild anti-inflammatory effects.”
...recommendation Boron
“Since 1963, evidence has been accumulating that boron is a safe and effective treatment for some forms of arthritis...”


...the condition
“...People with Arthritis are at increased risk of also developing Osteonecrosis...”

Parasite Infection

...the condition
“...They may experience restlessness, hair loss, diarrhea, arthritis, mineral imbalances and nighttime teeth grinding...”

Parsley a treatment
“...Other traditional uses include the treatment of diseases of the prostate, liver, and spleen, anemia, and arthritis; as an expectorant, antimicrobial, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, laxative; and as a scalp lotion to stimulate hair growth...”

Perthes Disease

...related topic
“...Uncorrected severe cases lead to arrest of growth, deformity, and arthritic changes in the hip joint.”

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

...the condition
“Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a type of arthritis that affects the muscles...”

Poor Musculoskeletal Health

...our question about Severity of morning stiffness
“...Chronic morning stiffness is often caused by arthritis, which is a condition of poor musculoskeletal health.”

Post-Polio Syndrome

...the condition
“...Some, after medical evaluation, are found to have arthritis, tendonitis and cartilage damage, all of which can occur in the aging process but which are more common when movement and weight-bearing have been altered by the effects of weakened muscles...”

Pregnenolone a treatment
“...Experiments conducted in the 1940s and 1950s found that pregnenolone increases productivity and reduces the stress of factory workers, and is an excellent anti-inflammatory in conditions such as, arthritis and allergies...”

Premature/Signs of Aging

...recommendation Selenium
“...E, selenium and vitamin E are synergistic as antioxidants and inhibit or prevent the damage to tissues by free radicals which have been cited as causal factors in heart disease, atherosclerosis, arthritis and aging.”

Prolotherapy a treatment
“...Joint pain from arthritis.  Degenerative conditions of the spine...”


...relationship to Psoriatic Arthritis
“About one person in 20 suffering from psoriasis can get joint troubles, with a degree of arthritis affecting the back, or large or small joints of the body...”

Psoriatic Arthritis

...the condition
“Psoriatic arthritis is a long-lasting condition that causes skin rashes and produces joint inflammation...”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...the condition
Arthritis is any disorder that affects joints...”
...relationship to Osteoporosis - Osteopenia
“According to researchers, women with rheumatoid arthritis have up to double the risk of developing osteoporosis and those who use steroid drugs to help control the arthritis are at an even higher risk of bone loss...”
...relationship to Low DHEA Level
“...In a study of 49 postmenopausal women with rheumatoid arthritis, DHEA levels (measured as DHEA-S) were significantly lower than in healthy controls...”
...relationship to Weakened Immune System
“...A study at the Mayo Clinic has shown for the first time that patients with rheumatoid arthritis have prematurely aged immune systems...”
...relationship to Bacterial Dysbiosis
“...It is well-known that reactive arthritis can be activated by intestinal infections with Yersinia, Salmonella and other enterobacteria...”
...relationship to Chronic Thyroiditis
“...In this study, thyroid dysfunction is seen at least 3 times more often in women with rheumatoid arthritis than in women with similar demographic features with non-inflammatory rheumatoid diseases such as osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia...”
...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“Many people with arthritis report that the hydrogen peroxide bath has helped them greatly.”
...recommendation Nightshade Family Food Avoidance
“Elimination of nightshade family foods does not help all people with arthritis, but people who respond are usually helped a great deal.”
...recommendation MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)
“The reason why MSM is beneficial against arthritis is unclear...”
...recommendation Dairy Products Avoidance
“For some people, the type of protein contained in dairy products appears to contribute to arthritis pain by irritating the tissue around their joints...”
...recommendation Test for Food Allergies
“...In order to test whether foods trigger symptoms, a food elimination protocol was followed in a blind, placebo-controlled study that resulted in significant improvement in arthritic symptoms, including shorter duration of morning stiffness and fewer painful joints...”
...recommendation Therapeutic Fasting
“...[Controlled trial of fasting and a one-year vegetarian diet eased symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis; The Lancet, 1991, 338]”
...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“...Some researchers believe that if you regularly eat small amounts of cold-water fish over many years, you may be able to avoid rheumatoid arthritis.”
...recommendation Selenium
“...Low selenium levels in joint tissues may be a significant factor contributing to the inflammatory process in rheumatoid arthritis.  Selenium plays an important role as an antioxidant and serves as the mineral cofactor in the free-radical scavenging enzyme glutathione peroxidase...”
...recommendation Copper
“...The use of copper bracelets in the treatment of arthritis has a long history, and wearers continue to claim positive results...”
...recommendation Test Zinc Levels
“...Results from zinc supplementation trials amongst rheumatoid arthritis patients have been mixed, though most find some improvement.”
...recommendation Boron
“...It does alleviate and seems to cure arthritis either by acting against whatever organism may cause rheumatoid diseases and/or as a membrane catalyst that permits repair of damaged cartilage and collagen.”
...recommendation Bacteria / Pathogen Testing by PCR
“An Autoimmune/Arthritis Disease Panel (Blood) can test for the presence of Mycoplasma fermentans, Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Epstein Barr Virus (EBV).”
...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“...Researchers in one study found that participants who ate the greatest number of servings of cooked vegetables were about 75% less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who reported eating the fewest servings...”
...recommendation Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
“Low pantothenic acid levels are implicated in the development of human osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as whole blood pantothenic acid levels have been reported to be lower in rheumatoid arthritis patients compared with normal controls...”
...recommendation Superoxide Dismutase
“In a Danish study, arthritis patients were treated with injections of superoxide dismutase, an enzyme containing copper (or manganese and zinc) that is found within the cells...”

S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe) a treatment
“...Although it's used for liver disease in Russia, arthritis in Germany and depression in Italy, it is used for Neurosomatic Syndrome in the US...”


...our question about Joint pain/swelling/stiffness
“Chronic arthritis (swollen and painful joints) could indicate sarcoidosis.”
...recommendation Physical Supports and Devices
“Weak areas due to arthritis may require physical therapy and/or appliances to aid mobility and ability to function.”


...the condition
“...Arthritis Rheum.  2003 Aug;48(8): pp.2246-55] The cause of scleroderma is unknown...”

Selenium Allergy Protocol a treatment
“...Some patients with arthritis become symptom-free even on low doses...”


...related topic
“Intervertebral arthritis.”

St John's Wort a treatment
“...I has been used as a topical arthritic wound and burns healer and an oral remedy to treat various viral conditions...”

Stinging Nettle a treatment
“...Stinging Nettle has been used for over 200 years in Germany particularly for inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis.  In the last 50 years it has been used additionally for allergies to include hay fever...”

Test Serum Uric Acid Levels a treatment
“...Gout Excess serum accumulation of uric acid can lead to a type of arthritis known as gout...”

Thuja a treatment
“...Herbalists prescribe thuja for the following ... Relieving arthritic pain...”

TMJ Problems

...the condition
“...Conditions that routinely affect other joints in the body, such as arthritis and trauma, also affect the TM joint...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...the condition
“...Ulcerative colitis may also cause secondary problems outside of the colon such as arthritis, inflammation of the eye (posterior uveitis), liver disease (fatty liver, hepatitis, cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis), osteoporosis, skin rashes, anemia, kidney stones...”

Ultraviolet Light Therapy a treatment
“...and neurodermatitis; Chronic recurrent polyarthritis; Diabetes mellitus; Diabetic retinopathy; Keloids; Migraine; Raynaud's disease; Psoriasis; Inflammatory disease Acne; Allergic gastritis; Arthritis; Autoimmune thyroiditis; Bursitis; Boils; Mastitis; Osteomyelitis; Pancreatitis; Periodontitis; Peritonitis; Rhinitis, sinusitis; Septicemia; Diseases due to inadequate peripheral...”


...the condition
“...Uremia can also be caused by NSAIDs, especially in older patients who are being treated primarily with ibuprofen for arthritis.  Some of the early signs include lethargy, mental depression, loss of appetite, and edema; later symptoms include diarrhea, anemia, convulsions, coma, and a gray-brown coloration...”

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

...the condition
“...Additional symptoms that may be associated with this disease: joint swelling; joint pain; arthritis; ankle, feet, and leg swelling; skin lesions...”


...the condition
“...Joints Aching in joints and a frank arthritis with pain, swelling and heat in joins...”

Vinegar a treatment
“...Other Uses Here are some other uses for vinegar, some more proven than others ... 1 tsp cider vinegar with one tsp honey three times daily helps with arthritis.  It dissolves the crystal deposits of uric acid that form between joints, and also in muscles in cases of muscular rheumatism...”

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) a treatment
“...It is sometimes helpful in the treatment of migraine-type headaches or arthritis, probably in both cases through stimulation of blood flow in the capillaries...”

Vitamin B3 Requirement

...the condition
“...Niacin, along with pantothenic acid, is proving helpful in treating arthritis.  In fact, the lower the level of these vitamins, the more severe the symptoms of arthritis...”

Weight Loss Surgery a treatment
“...who are severely obese (BMI over 40), or those who are moderately obese (BMI 35-40) and suffer from obesity-related medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, hypertension, arthritis, or sleep apnea...”

X-ray a treatment
“...Arthritis: By comparing X-ray images taken over the years, the development of arthritis can be monitored...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...the condition
“...The symptoms include: muscle aches, sore/stiff joints, fatigue, problems with particular organs, recurrent urinary tract infections, serious illnesses (Asthma, ADHD, Diabetes, MS, Arthritis, CFS, Fibromyalgia)...”

Zinc Requirement

...the condition
“...Symptoms of deficiency include ... arthritis...”
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