A blood test doesn't help in diagnosing osteoarthritis, but it helps in diagnosing other types of arthritis or inflammatory conditions. For example, the people with rheumatoid arthritis show a higher level of antibodies ... More »

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A rheumatologist is a board-certified internist who has undergone additional training in diseases and conditions affecting the bones, joints and muscles. Pediatricians may become rheumatologists as well. More »

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Causes of a burning sensation in the knees include inflammatory conditions, such as osteoarthritis; infectious arthritis; chondromalacia, or cartilage problems; and systemic lupus erythematosus, where the body attacks it... More »

Rheumatoid arthritis and gout are the most common types of inflammatory arthritis, according to WebMD. Unlike osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative condition, inflammatory arthritis affects the tissues that surround th... More »

Different types of arthritis include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and septic arthritis, according to WebMD. Lupus and psoriatic arthritis are additional types of the more than 100 known forms of the conditi... More »

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The most common type of arthritis following an injury is post-traumatic arthritis, which makes up about 12 percent of cases of osteoarthritis of the hip, knee and ankle as of 2015, notes Cleveland Clinic. Post-traumatic ... More »

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High levels of protein in the blood may indicate one of several conditions, including bone marrow disorder or disease, chronic inflammatory conditions, HIV/AIDS and amyloidosis. High blood protein may be found during rou... More »