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New Survey Shows More Can Be Done to Help Manage Arthritis Pain
Despite tremendous advancements in treatments available for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a nationwide survey by the Arthritis Foundation shows that nearly 70 percent of people currently receiving RA treatment still experience pain, stiffness and fatigue on a daily basis. Results also reveal that more than one-third rank their quality of life with RA at only a five out of ten. To identify unmet needs of the RA community regarding treatment options and quality of life, the Arthritis Foundation, in collaboration with Harris Interactive, surveyed 500 adults with RA. This survey brings to light the need for aggressive research in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, a disease affecting more than 2.1 million Americans.
Preparing for Total Hip Replacement
Five Important Tips
Total hip replacement is a major operation. Recovery time varies considerably among individuals, but much can be done beforehand to prepare for hip replacement and to ensure a smooth and rapid recovery.
Bach health: ankylosing spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic, progressive, painful inflammatory rheumatic disease, which affects the spinal joints in particular those at the base of the spine. It is characterized by progressive and painful stiffening of the joints and ligaments.
Chili pepper helps fight arthritis pain
Over 500 years ago Christopher Columbus returned to Spain with what he thought was an exotic form of black pepper. It was really a completely different species - the chili pepper! For the next few centuries, the chili pepper was used primarily for cooking. By the early 19th century doctors began to tap into its fieriness.
Urban myth no more: Arthritic joints do act like barometers
When grandma complains how she "can feel it in her bones" that bad weather is coming, it's wise to listen to her. She is most likely right about the forecast! Recent studies at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia have shown that changes in barometric pressure and cooler temperatures are associated with an increase in arthritic pain.
Exercising joints can be an enjoyable experience
Starting an exercise regime is considered to be one of the first steps in managing arthritis pain. However, for beginners exercising can be a vicious circle - exercise to keep weight down to decrease the stress on joints and increase their flexibility, but deal with the initial pain of getting them moving in the first place!
Nix the Myths of Arthritis
Arthritis sufferers not only feel pain, but they can also lose critical physical abilities and independence, as well as jobs. According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is clearly a serious health problem. Nearly 70 million people in America suffer from some type of arthritis-related condition and it is second only to heart disease as a cause of work disability. Arthritis limits everyday activities such as walking, dressing and bathing of more than 7 million people. And since we are living longer as a society, the number of people with arthritis is bound to increase. Should we be concerned? No doubt, but there is hope.
Arthritis - A disease that can strike all ages
Many people incorrectly believe that arthritis is a disease for the elderly. They think "I won't have to worry about that until I'm much older." In reality, arthritis strikes Canadians of all ages, from many walks of life. This article contains the facts on three severe forms of arthritis that can affect people early in life — rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
Past, present and future: Rheumatoid arthritis and the family
No one needs to tell Catherine Hofstetter that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be passed down from family member to family member. On her father's side of the family, both her great uncle Ambrose and her aunt Mary lived with the pain of RA - a debilitating disease in which the body's immune system attacks healthy joints and tissues. She is the third generation in her family to live with this severe form of arthritis.
A mother's story: RA and raising children
Sometimes a little determination and courage is all it takes to realize your dreams, even in the face of insurmountable odds. Caroline Charron understands this all too well. A mother of three, Caroline had to overcome severe and constant pain in order to achieve the one thing that she has always dreamed about — a large, happy family.