SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus, is a chronic inflammatory disease associated with rheumatic diseases. The immune system attacks your own body when you have SLE.
Do you have pain in your joints or wonder how to stretch a running knee? Here you can read more about various diseases that cause problems with the joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, RA, is an inflammatory disease that often begins in small joints of the hands and feet. The joints swell, become sore and you get sore. Rheumatism cannot be cured, but with medication and physiotherapy the inflammation can be suppressed and the pain relieved.
In the knee joint, the upper legs and lower legs meet. The leg ends are covered with cartilage that allows them to slide easily against each other. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage becomes uneven. Then it feels like the knee hooks up and it can snap and crack. The risk of getting hurt increases and the area around the knee can feel swollen and hot.
Knee discomfort in children and teens can have different causes. The child feels that it hurts or near the knee. The knee can also get stuck in a certain position, become swollen or sore. The symptoms often come in connection with physical activity. Most knee problems go away on their own over time.
Frozen shoulder, also known as frozen shoulder, means that you get a shoulder pain which after a while solidifies and leads to poorer mobility. This is because the joint capsule, which surrounds and stabilizes the shoulder joint, contracts and becomes rigid. Sometimes you also get frozen shoulder in the other shoulder.
You have mucus sacs in many places in the body around joints and tendons. They are small liquid-filled bags whose purpose is to protect the joints and facilitate the movements. They can become irritated if a joint or tendon is overloaded, or if the mucous sac is subjected to prolonged pressure.