5 Tips To Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Do you have knee pain?  Do your knees feel unstable when walking? Do you feel grinding every time you bend your knees? Well, if you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then you may be one of the tens of millions of adults in the United States with knee osteoarthritis.  Osteoarthritis is the [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|news|Comments Off on 5 Tips To Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

A New Option for Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain can be one of the most disabling types of pain.  It is typically caused by direct damage to or a disease causing damage to the body’s nervous system.  Pain is the most common symptom, usually either burning or sharp with a sensation of electric shocks.  It commonly is also associated with numbness, “pins [...]

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Weight loss with treatment can help psoriatic arthritis

Weight loss and treatment may work together to improve disease symptoms in overweight people with psoriatic arthritis. A recent study, published in June in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, found that patients who took a certain kind of biologic medication while losing weight improved more than patients who just took the medication. The study involved [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|news|Comments Off on Weight loss with treatment can help psoriatic arthritis

Tequila Could Be the Basis for a New Osteoporosis Treatment

In addition to being the most important ingredient in margaritas, substances derived from tequila can play an important role in health. Not only did new research find that Agave tequilana (or tequila agave) may help maintain bone health, but it could also be the basis for a new osteoporosis treatment. Mercedes López, PhD, led the [...]

By | April 20th, 2016|news|Comments Off on Tequila Could Be the Basis for a New Osteoporosis Treatment

Steroid Injections Do Not Harm Knee Joint

Intra-articular (IA) corticosteroid (CS) injections do not prevent long-term structural damage in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), nor do the injections hasten joint damage, according to the results of a National Institutes of Health–funded randomized clinical trial.1,2 This finding is reassuring, since concern has been raised that these widely used injections can trigger joint damage. [...]

By | March 11th, 2016|news|Comments Off on Steroid Injections Do Not Harm Knee Joint

Copper Bracelets: Do Copper Bracelets Help With Arthritis

Many people say copper wristbands help ease the aches and pains of stiff and sore joints. It is certainly true that people do say this - even scientific research provides evidence that people taking part in trials sometimes say bracelets help with their pain. It is also true, however, that online shops and forums use [...]

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Add Neck Problems to Reasons Not to Smoke

Here's yet another reason to snuff out that cigarette: Smoking can damage the cervical discs in your neck, a new study contends. The discs, located between your vertebrae, absorb shock to the spine. They become dehydrated and shrink with age, and this degeneration can lead to neck pain. This new study found that smoking seems [...]

By | February 20th, 2016|news|Comments Off on Add Neck Problems to Reasons Not to Smoke

Green Tea Combats Rheumatoid Arthritis

In case you needed another healthy reason to brew a hot cup of green tea, researchers from Washington State University have found that it blocks rheumatoid arthritis activity. Green tea has been tied to a slew of health benefits, such as lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol. But it turns out that a compound found [...]

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When Should I see a Rheumatologist?

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Just Diagnosed with Rheumatic Disease

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