Ankylosing Spondylitis Tag

As Ralph Vasquez laid in pain and confined to his hospital bed, he feared that his days were numbered. His health was rapidly deteriorating from the pain of three serious autoimmune diseases that plagued him -- rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and fibromyalgia. However,...

Arthritis affects an estimated 52 million Americans including 300,000 children. That's right kids get arthritis. It's called juvenile arthritis and it can rob them of their childhood. Juvenile arthritis can cause extreme pain, swollen joints, fatigue and, in extreme cases, can lead to complications resulting...

Competitive swimmer, triathlete, aspiring ironman athlete, and…Ankylosing Spondylitis sufferer? It may seem that the titles don’t mesh, but Tim Raschle, an Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) sufferer since college, has miraculously been able to still compete in a plethora of events despite his condition. In an effort to take his racing even further, he has joined the Arthritis National Research Foundation’s Racing For A Cure team to raise money for AS and other autoimmune diseases.