Rheumatology Videos

Rheumatology Videos

AC Arthritis

Osteoarthritis of the AC joint in the shoulder is common in middle-aged or older adults. This video explains how this condition develops and how you can minimize its effects.

ACL Injuries

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee can be injured during sporting activities, particularly when an athlete pivots suddenly. The ACL is one of four knee ligaments that stabilize the knee. This video discusses how the knee works and what you should do if you sustain an ACL injury.

All About Arthritis

Arthritis refers to a group of disorders that involve the body’s joints and have similar symptoms, including pain, stiffness, and swelling. Learn about the different types of arthritis and their treatment.

Ankle Arthritis and Replacement

The most common form of arthritis affecting the ankle is osteoarthritis. It can be caused by injury or by long-term wear and tear. Take a look at this condition and how it is treated, including surgery to replace the ankle joint.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the ligaments and joints of the spine, especially the lower back. As the disease progresses, it can lead to a stooped posture. In this video, you'll find out how this condition develops and the treatments available.


Bursitis is an inflammation of a closed sac of fluid located near the joints called a bursa. When the bursa becomes inflamed, it causes joint pain and swelling. Learn about the causes and treatment of bursitis, as well as what you can do to help prevent its recurrence.

Cervical Arthritis

Your neck is the upper or cervical part of your spine, a column of 33 bones called vertebrae. Cervical arthritis is a condition that occurs when the cartilage and vertebrae in the neck wear abnormally. This video explains how the condition develops and what treatments are available.

Cervical Disk Rupture

The vertebrae in your spine are cushioned by soft disks. When one of the disks in your neck—the cervical area of your spine—ruptures, the result can be neck pain. Watch this video to find out the possible causes and recommended treatment.

CMC Arthritis

Arthritis in the small joint at the base of the thumb—the CMC joint—is a condition that can affect both strength and function of the hand. The condition is most common in women older than 40 and often affects both hands. In this video, you'll find out how this arthritis develops and the recommended treatment.


The ribs are connected to the breastbone by cartilage. This connection is called the "costochondral junction." Costochondritis is chest pain and tenderness in this region of the chest. In this video, you'll find out the different types of this condition and the treatments available.

De Quervain's Disease

De Quervain's disease causes inflammation in the tissues surrounding the tendons of the muscles of the hand that cause thumb extension. This video examines what causes this condition and what treatment is recommended.

Dry Eye Syndrome

The cornea is a moist tissue that must remain constantly covered by a thin layer of tears in order to stay healthy. A person with dry eye syndrome doesn't produce enough tears, which causes corneal irritation. The video provides additional information on dry eyes and how the syndrome is treated.

Dupuytren's Disease

In 1831, a French surgeon named Baron Dupuytren described a condition that produced nodules on the palm or palm side of the fingers. In this video, you will find out the possible causes of Dupuytren's disease and what can be done to relieve symptoms.

Elbow Arthritis and Replacement

When the cartilage in the elbow wears or is damaged, osteoarthritis can develop. This damage may be due to injury or advancing age. Learn more about osteoarthritis of the elbow and when replacement surgery may be advised.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a painful condition that usually results in decreased range of motion of the shoulder joint. It may develop gradually or suddenly and severely. This video offers information on how frozen shoulder occurs, who's at risk, and what treatments are available.

Hip Arthritis and Replacement

When the hip joint is injured or develops arthritis, hip replacement surgery may be recommended. This video takes a closer look at hip arthritis and what to expect during hip replacement surgery.

Hip Pain

Hip pain can be caused by an injury, a fracture, a tumor, or a disease such as osteoarthritis that affects the hip joint. This video explains other possible causes of hip pain and what you can do to cope.

Hip Revision

Artificial hip joints have become quite common in recent years. Over time, however, some hip implants may loosen or otherwise need to be repaired. This video takes a look at hip revision surgery.

Knee Arthritis and Fixed Knee Replacement

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that affects the knee. In this condition, the slippery cartilage that covers the ends of bones in knee joint wears down. This video also explores a treatment option called a fixed knee replacement.

Knee Arthritis and Mobile Knee Replacement

Arthritis comes in many forms, several of which can affect the knee. When the cartilage in the knee wears out or is damaged by arthritis, your doctor may recommend an artificial knee joint. This video explains knee replacement surgery.

Low Back Pain

Acute low back pain usually results from an injury or an accident and lasts less than a week. Chronic low back pain may last for more than three months. This video looks at how to manage back pain.

Low Back Sprain

A low back or lumbar sprain is one of the most common causes of pain in the lower back. It occurs when the back muscles in that area are stretched abnormally or torn. This video discusses the possible causes and what you can do to prevent it.

Lumbar Disk Disease

Your lumbar spine, or low back, is made of five vertebrae separated by cushioning disks of cartilage. Degenerative conditions or trauma can damage a disk, allowing the material inside to bulge into the spinal canal. This video discusses the effects of this bulging or herniated disk.

Lumbar/Lumbosacral Arthritis

This type of arthritis affects the lower back and pelvic area, causing pain, inflammation, and loss of motion. This video explains how this arthritis develops, who's at risk, and what treatments are available.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an illness spread by the bite of an infected tick. A bull's-eye rash is a typical symptom that identifies this illness, which untreated can affect many parts of the body. This video explains how the illness develops and what you can do to protect yourself against tick bites.

MCP Arthritis and Replacement

The large joints on your hand at the base of the fingers are called MCP (metacarpophalangeal) joints. Over time, arthritis can damage these joints, causing pain. If other treatment options don't relieve the pain, your doctor may suggest artificial joints. This video discusses what to expect during MCP replacement surgery.


Metatarsalgia is a term used to describe pain in the ball of the foot. Wearing high heels, for instance, can place enough force on the ball of the foot that the metatarsal bones become inflamed, bringing on this condition. In this video, you'll find out other possible causes and how your doctor makes the diagnosis.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a slowly progressive disease of the central nervous system. MS damages the protective covering of nerve fibers, which leads to multiple physical problems. In this video, you'll learn about possible causes, the range of symptoms, and treatments available.

Olecranon Bursitis

Bursitis of the tip of the elbow occurs when the fluid-filled sac in the elbow becomes irritated or inflamed. In this video, you'll find out the possible causes of this condition and the recommended treatment.


Osteoarthritis most commonly affects the knees, hips, spine, and other weight-bearing joints in the body. Sometimes called the "wear and tear" arthritis, advancing age is a risk factor, but so are obesity and severe injury to the joint. This video discusses the symptoms, treatment, and steps you can take to minimize pain from osteoarthritis.

Osteonecrosis of the Hip

This disease affects the blood supply of the bone and leads to the breakdown of the hip joint. It can be caused by a hip dislocation or certain medical conditions. This video explores other causes, as well as recommended treatment.

Patellar Instability and Arthritis

You may feel your kneecap slide out of place sometimes when you bend down. It might slip entirely out of place, or maybe it just seems to give out more than you think it used to. This video explains what can happen to the kneecap and how arthritis can affect it.

PIP / DIP Arthritis

Arthritis can occur in the hands, affecting the finger knuckles (the PIP joints) and the end joints of the fingers (the DIP joints). This video discusses the possible causes, symptoms, and recommended treatment of this type of arthritis.

Pre-Patellar Bursitis

Bursitis of the knee—also called "housemaid's knee"—is caused when the bursa that surrounds the kneecap swells. In this video, you will find out the causes of this condition, as well as what you can do to prevent it.


Pseudogout is an abrupt and often very painful form of arthritis that affects people older than 60. It is called pseudogout, or false gout, because it resembles gout but has a different cause. This video takes a closer look at this condition and what can be done to prevent it.

Raynaud's Phenomenon

Raynaud's phenomenon causes temporary decreased blood flow to the fingers, toes, and ears. It typically occurs in cold weather, when blood flow decreases in the fingers and toes. This video describes the common symptoms of this condition and the recommended treatment.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Disease

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease of the joints, most often affecting the hand, wrist, foot, and knee. The joints become inflamed; over time, this inflammation can lead to joint damage, chronic pain, and loss of function. This video offers a detailed look at RA and how it develops.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Treatment

Because rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can damage the joints and cause chronic pain and loss of function, it is important to detect and treat this disease as early as possible. Effective treatment and self-care can control symptoms and limit joint damage. This video takes a look at the variety of therapies available.

Rotator Cuff Injuries

The tendons of four muscles in the upper arm form the rotator cuff, blending together to help stabilize the shoulder. The rotator cuff tendons allow you to raise and rotate your arm. This video discusses what happens when these tendons are damaged.

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis/Tear

Having shoulder pain or problems lifting your arms over your head? You may have tendonitis or a tear in the muscles and tendons that hold your shoulder in place, called the rotator cuff. This video explains symptoms of this syndrome, possible treatments, and ways you can prevent shoulder injuries.

Shoulder Arthritis and Replacement

Although used less commonly than knee or hip replacement, shoulder replacement surgery removes diseased or damaged bone in the shoulder and replaces it with an artificial joint. If arthritis pain is unrelieved by other methods, you may need replacement surgery. Learn how the shoulder works and what to expect in replacement surgery.

Shoulder Instability / Dislocation

Maybe you were tackled in a weekend football game and felt your shoulder give way in a burst of pain. Or perhaps you have noticed over time that, in certain positions, your shoulder just doesn’t feel "solid." Watch this video to find out what happens when your shoulder is unstable or becomes dislocated.

Total Knee Replacement

Degenerative changes or injury to the knee can cause pain, swelling, and immobility. When knee pain affects your quality of life, you may be a candidate for total knee replacement. In this video, you will learn about knee replacement surgery, its benefits, and its potential risks.

Trochanteric Bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis is a condition affecting the side of the hip. This condition usually affects middle-aged or elderly adults, and women more often than men. This video looks at the causes of this bursitis and what steps you can take to prevent it.

Wrist Arthritis and Replacement

The two most common types of arthritis that affect the wrist are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. When other forms of treatment don't relieve the pain of your wrist arthritis, your doctor may recommend an artificial joint. This video discusses what to expect during wrist replacement surgery.