There are many things to do at home to ease the muscle pain and inflammation. Self-care, including massages, taking a break from work or working from home, and eating more holistically can help. In this video, Dr. Lisa Christopher-Stine, the Director of the Myositis Center, delves into how to live a normal, healthy life with a diagnosis of polymyositis.
Ankylosing spondylitis is part of a larger family of arthritis called spondyloarthritis. Spondylo means vertebra, or the bones of the back. And arthritis, of course means joint pain, stiffness, or swelling. Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammation type arthritis. In this video, Dr. Cohen shares an overview of Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that not only affects the joints, but the whole immune system. Many patients who have Rheumatoid Arthritis also experience fatigue, dry eyes and mouth, shortness of breath, and skin problems. The good news is, with the advancement of Rheumatoid Arthritis treatments, many patients can live a healthy, normal life. In this episode, Dr. Uzma Haque, a physician at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, explains the effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis, and the misconceptions many have about it.
The typical symptoms that present in Scleroderma Associated Myopathy are muscle weakness, muscle fatigue, muscle pain, muscle endurance issues, and shortness of breath because of diaphragmatic weakness and cardio involvement. Dr. Julie Paik, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Rheumatology, explains the symptoms of Scleroderma Associated Myopathy.
Sleep problems can occur in patients with psoriatic arthritis. While there are unfortunately many causes of these problems, there are also many solutions. In this video, Victoria Ruffing, RN, BC, the director of patient education at Johns Hopkins Rheumatology, discusses ways to combat sleeplessness and feel more restful throughout the day.
The onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis is very gradual. Often the symptoms are worse in the morning and improve as the day goes on. Because of inflammation, many patents experience restlessness at night and can have flu-like fatigue, fevers, and aches. In this video, Dr. Uzma Haque, a physician at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, discusses the signs and symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis.