Arthritic Athletes Still Active
Arthritis is a painful condition that can make it difficult to perform daily tasks. But it doesn't have to put your life on hold. There are plenty of arthritis patients out there who continue living active lives. And some of these patients you may even recognize.
Knee Pain Not the Reason for Inactivity
Exercise is good for just about everyone, especially those with knee osteoarthritis. It can reduce knee pain and boost the ability to move. Unfortunately, arthritis patients may not be getting enough exercise.
Holiday Gifts for Arthritis Patients
For many patients, arthritis can make it hard to do daily activities like getting dressed, cooking or gardening. Fortunately, there are many tools to help arthritis patients complete such tasks.
Osteoarthritis Is Not Just For Grandma
Pain, stiffness and swelling can be daily challenges for those living with knee osteoarthritis (OA). This debilitating disease is known to occur more frequently with age and in certain populations.
Asking For Help Can Make Some Sad
Sometimes it’s difficult to ask for help, even if it’s really needed. For some, the assistance of others is met with relief. For others, it can bring depression and sadness.
Knee-d to Exercise
It's a balance to keep knees strong. The key is neither too much exercise nor too little.
Post-Surgery Problems for RA Patients
When arthritis causes permanent joint damage, many patients turn to joint replacement surgery. While hip and knee replacement surgeries can lead to huge improvements, they still carry serious risks.
Mind - Body Uplifted After Exercise
Exercise can play a key role in the treatment of osteoarthritis. However, the benefits of exercise may depend on a patient's physical and mental state.
Hand OA Needs Some Pain Relief
When traditional drugs fail to reduce the pain of osteoarthritis, doctors may put patients on anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) medications. But at least one anti-TNF drug may not relieve pain either.
Low Vitamin D May Hurt Arthritic Knees
Vitamin D has been shown to play a crucial role in many functions throughout the body. Now, researchers have found Vitamin D levels could explain why black Americans may feel more pain from osteoarthritis.