No Exercise, No Good for Arthritis
Exercise is one of the easiest ways to treat disease and stay healthy overall. While more Americans are getting physically active on their spare time, one group that really needs exercise is barely moving.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people across the United States undergo hip replacement surgery. When it comes to choosing a type of implant, it can be hard to sift through all the options.
Knee Surgery: Make Your Glass Half-Full
Both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patients may undergo knee replacement surgery if conventional treatments give little relief. The results of this surgery differ depending on the type of arthritis.
The Shape of Arthritis
Your risk of osteoarthritis is higher if you are obese, have had joint injuries, or overuse your joints. But can the shape of your joint play a role in arthritis?
Not Enough of a Good Thing
Osteoarthritis patients can benefit greatly from exercise. But how many arthritis patients actually take advantage of this cheap and effective form of treatment?
Tiny Transporters Deliver Pain Relief
Arthritis drugs can be effective if given enough time to work. But the drugs often leave the body before their job is done. Finding a way to make arthritis drugs last longer could mean better results and fewer injections.
Big Pain in Bigger Joints
African Americans and Caucasian are not always affected by diseases in the same way. For example, as new research shows, African Americans may have a different experience with arthritis.
The Pain that Seems Everlasting
There is the kind of pain that happens when you stub a toe or slice your finger cutting vegetables. Then there is chronic pain, an enduring pain that can last for weeks, months, or even years.
Knee Injuries Lead to ACL Tears and Osteoporosis
Being involved in sports is a good way to learn social skills, get some exercise and meet people. But certain sports can be more taxing on bones and ligaments.
RA Medicines May Increase Skin Cancer Risks
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) increases a person's risk for some types of cancer such as lymphoma and lowers the risk of other types such as colon and breast. Now, it seems medications for RA increase the risk for another kind of cancer.