Arthritis

Arthritis
Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form, osteoarthritis, is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. The major complaint by individuals who have arthritis is joint pain.
  • New evidence that homeopathic consultations can reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis has been revealed by scientists from the University of Southampton.
  • Common foot disorders such as flat feet, corns and bunions are more prevalent among African Americans than in whites, a new study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has found.
  • Systematic inflammation could contribute to rapid progression of atherosclerosis in people with rheumatoid arthritis, notes research at American College of Rheumatology in Atlanta.
  • Researchers at the American College of Rheumatology are suggesting people with osteoarthritis to use special mobility shoes, noting that it could help reduce knee pain.
  • A last stage trial on a rheumatoid arthritis drug developed by Pfizer has shown significant results with reduced symptoms and impressive mobility.
  • Breast cancer patients are more likely to have joint pain from taking aromatase inhibitors (AIs) if they have advanced stage cancer, according to a study presented at the American College of Rheumatology's annual meeting, held Nov.
  • A new study was put forward where joint complaints recognized to aromatase inhibitors (AI), prevailing breast cancer drugs, are not connected to autoimmune or inflammatory disease. Researchers believe that women who were primarily concerned about the threat of arthritis should be encouraged to continue taking the medication.
  • In the largest study to date of the Arthritis Foundation's Tai Chi program, participants showed improvement in pain, fatigue, stiffness and sense of well-being.
  • Researchers from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center observed a statistically significant increase in mean height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) percentiles in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) who were treated with etanercept or etanercept plus methotrexate (MTX).
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs currently used to treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis may also help prevent cognitive problems after surgery, according to a new study by researchers at Imperial College London and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
  • Painful flare-ups related to rheumatoid arthritis is still a fact though there are many medications available in the market. The satisfactory news is that you can do many things to decrease and even counteract pain.
  • Duke University and University of North Carolina (UNC) researchers report in the November issue of Arthritis Care & Research that narcotics and diagnostic testing are overused in treating chronic neck pain.
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