MusculoskeletalCurrent Studies

Ankylosing Spondylitis
 

Ankylosing Spondylitis is often characterized by chronic pain and inflammation of the joints in the spine. Symptoms of AS include back pain and stiffness. Ankylosing Spondylitis is also known as Bechterew's disease. 

 

This study is currently taking place at OMEGA Research South Orlando.

OMEGA Research Group

Why it Matters?

Affected Body Parts

Common Disease Symptoms

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and commonly affects the hands, knees, hips and spine. Osteoarthritis affects the joints by breaking down the cartilage. Cartilage is the tissue that absorbs shock between the ends of the bones and joint. 

 

Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis that results as a build up of uric acid in the body. Uric acid is naturally occurring in the body and typically passes through the body through urine. Gout typically attacks heels, ankles, wrists, elbows, and fingers, but may also produce kidney stones.

Polymyositis

Polymyositis is a muscle disease that is characterized by muscle inflammation and weakness. This condition affects skeletal muscles and can affect mobility over time. Common side effects outside of muscle inflammation and weakness are shortness of breath, difficult swallowing or speaking, and heart arrhythmias.