Reactive Arthritis

What is Reactive Arthritis?

Reactive arthritis is an inflammatory type of arthritis which affects the joints, and may affect the eyes, skin and urinary tract (bladder, vagina, urethra). Read More >>

Reactive Arthritis Symptoms

The most common symptoms for reactive arthritis are inflammation in the joints, eyes, bladder and urethra (the tube that helps remove urine from the body.) Sometimes, mouth sores and skin rashes occur. Read More >>

Reactive Arthritis Causes

Reactive arthritis occurs when a bacterial infection enters the blood stream through the urinary or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Read More >>

Reactive Arthritis Diagnosis

Reactive arthritis can be difficult to diagnose because there is no specific laboratory test to confirm that a person has it. Getting a proper diagnosis will include a physical exam, your medical history and may include blood, joint fluid and imaging tests. Read More >>

Reactive Arthritis Treatment

There is no cure for reactive arthritis. The goal of treatment is to treat infections and manage symptoms with anti-inflammatory medicines. Exercise may be helpful to maintain joint flexibility and function. Read More >>

Reactive Arthritis Self Care

Avoiding re-infection is an important part of reactive arthritis self care. Keeping joints flexible, managing weight, getting healthy nutrition and balancing rest with activity are also important. Read More >>