I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either - Jack Benny
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Who Am I?
Chronic illness, pain, and depression have a tendency to rewrite our personal identities, quite often against our will.
Sometimes this redefining takes place on our external surfaces, where others can see: a small limp in our left leg, which is compensating for an inflamed knee, or a new cane or set of crutches. Yes, the mind knows that using these mobility devices is in a person’s best interest, but the heart still can’t get over the new stares that one receives while walking through the store, or to the still-foreign reflection in the mirror.
Other times this shift in identity is caused by lumps of hair that start to waft around like dandelion tufts in the wind, a result…
'This is not your mother's arthritis': Most cases found in younger Americans
"The cost of care is dramatically outpacing what the country is putting into research," Eakin said. "Arthritis can rob people of their lives, and as a leading cause of disability, it is why people retire and go into assisted living, and it's a dramatic cost to our national economy. We can't fix health care if we can't fix arthritis."
Finally, proof: opioids are no better than Tylenol for treating some chronic pain
A first-of-its-kind study compared opioids to non-opioid drugs in patients with persistent back pain or hip or knee osteoarthritis. Its results are devastating.
Many in Middle Age Have Arthritis—They Just Don’t Know It
It may start as a stiff knee, soreness in the hips, or swelling in the fingers that makes it hard to hold a coffee cup. The joint disease arthritis is on the rise in the U.S., driven largely by the aging of the baby-boom generation and the obesity epidemic.
What I'd Like the World to Know About Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis
This is what I want those who love me to know, and what I wish the rest of the world understood about living with chronic disease. Please don’t tell me to keep a positive attitude.
When Sports Injuries Lead to Arthritis in Joints
Dr. Driban said in an interview that sports participants who sustain a knee injury can minimize the risk of reinjury and arthritis by “not rushing back into activity or trying to play through pain. They must strengthen the muscles that support the joint – the quads, hamstrings and hip muscles. It’s important to think about the entire lower extremity, not just the knee.”
Why Had This Man’s Arthritis Become Unbearable Overnight?
‘‘Hey, Doc,’’ the red-faced, white-haired man said, smiling up from the hospital bed. ‘‘What are you going to do for me? This is killing me.’’
Will Cracking My Knuckles Give Me Arthritis?
The final answer to whether your grandma's threats are true.
Arthritis in your 20s: what’s life like when you can’t brush your hair?
Opening screwtop bottles is only one problem for those with arthritis. Others could be as mundane as brushing your hair, carrying things or lifting your suitcase into an overhead locker without looking “too damsel-in-distress” – and cutting your toenails.
The First Legit Study of Stem Cells and Arthritis Had Surprising Results
New research shows promise for undoing damage to your joints.
Can Tai Chi Truly Help Those With Knee Arthritis?
Tai Chi--an ancient Chinese therapy used to reduce stress and fight anxiety—is as effective as standard physical therapy in patients suffering with osteoarthritis of the knee, according to results of a new study.
Enbrel and the Autoimmune Era
How a banner biotech drug made in Chinese hamster ovary cells is changing disease even as it treats it. An Object Lesson.
Exercises that Help Ease Arthritis Pain and Stiffness
Determining exactly which types of exercises that are best for you depends on the form and severity of your arthritis, and which joints are involved. It’s best to work with your doctor or a physical therapist to help you develop a personalized exercise program. The different types of exercises that are most often recommended to seniors with arthritis include...
Glucosamine - The Bubble is Burst...Maybe...
Just about everyone you know who exercises or has joint pain has taken glucosamine at one time or another, and most people swear by it. Yet recently several studies have demonstrated that the benefits of glucosamine are overrated. So, are you wasting your money?
Rheumatologists are best known for treating rheumatoid arthritis, but these specialists treat over a hundred diseases involving the joints and connective tissues. These range from wear-and-tear arthritis to joint problems caused by infection, crystal diseases such as gout, and others are autoimmune diseases, where the body’s immune system attacks other parts of the body.
Stem Cells for Knee Problems? U.S. Doctors Investigate
She says requests for stem-cell injections are outpacing the research on it, which is scant. Experts say such injections can reduce inflammation and pain but it’s unclear how long their effects last or if they help regenerate cartilage.
Taking on Arthritis
Joints work so well, we often take them for granted. These wonderfully engineered structures allow us to walk, reach, grasp, and perform dozens of other crucial activities. Yet we hardly even give them a thought--until a problem arises. Then we can only marvel at how difficult it has become to perform each simple task.
Why Winters Are Hard on Arthritis
Researchers behind a new study believe that winters are so hard on those who suffer from arthritis because of a decline in exercise, and more time spent indoors to stay out of the cold.
Who Am I?
Chronic illness, pain, and depression have a tendency to rewrite our personal identities, quite often against our will. Sometimes this redefining takes place on our external surfaces, where others can see: a small limp in our left leg, which is compensating for an inflamed knee, or a new cane or set of crutches. Yes, the mind knows that using these mobility devices is in a person’s best interest, but the heart still can’t get over the new stares that one receives while walking through the store, or to the still-foreign reflection in the mirror.
Arthritis National Research Foundation
ANRF provides funding for highly qualified researchers associated with major research institutes, universities, and hospitals throughout the country seeking to discover new knowledge for the prevention, treatment, and cure of arthritis and related rheumatic diseases. The site provides clinical trials information and a bibliography.
A magazine and social network for young adults with arthritis.
Welcome to CreakyJoints, a community for people of all ages with arthritis who want to live their lives despite their condition. A place where having a little chronic pain (or even a lot of chronic pain) is OK, because there are others within earshot who understand.
The Simple Tasks campaign aims to elevate the importance of rheumatology, increase understanding of the work of rheumatologists, and lay a foundation of awareness and understanding that creates support for more favorable public policy.
We’re 10 million people living with arthritis. We’re healthcare professionals, researchers, carers and supporters. All of us Versus Arthritis.
Arthritis Action is dedicated to helping people with arthritis to enjoy a more active life with less pain. We offer healthy eating advice, hands-on physical therapies and help with pain management.
•provides support and information to people with arthritis as well as their families and friends •promotes awareness of the challenges facing people with arthritis across the community, and to leaders in business, industry, and government •funds research into potential causes and possible cures as well as better ways to live with arthritis, and •aims to keep health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and community nurses informed.
Arthritis Connect is a social network that empowers people living with arthritis. We make it easy to start conversations, share treatments, read and post product recommendations, and much more.
The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country.
The Arthritis Society has been setting lives in motion for over 65 years, and is dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis. Founded in British Columbia in 1948 by Mary Pack and Dr. Wallace Graham, The Society is Canada’s principal health charity providing education, programs and support to the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis.
Arthritis Today is a national consumer health magazine published by the Arthritis Foundation to help people with arthritis take control of their lives and their health. Arthritis Today's mission is to give readers the information, resources and inspiration they need to live better with arthritis.
If you or someone you know suffers from arthritis, delve into the Web sites of these nationally and internationally known arthritis-related organizations. You will unearth information about different conditions, treatments, community groups, and more.
CARRA’s mission is to conduct collaborative research to prevent, treat, and cure pediatric rheumatic diseases. We envision a world free of limitations from pediatric rheumatic diseases.
European League Against Rheumatism
The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) is the organisation which represents the patient, health professional and scientific societies of rheumatology of all the European nations. EULAR endeavours to stimulate, promote, and support the research, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of rheumatic diseases.
RA Guy Foundation
The RA Guy Foundation surrounds the person affected by rheumatoid arthritis with vibrant, life-changing connection. It shares powerful, much-needed programs and resources across the rheumatoid arthritis community so the person affected learns to truly LIVE with the illness. This includes the family, the friends, the treatment team intimately connected to the person at the heart of this new path to wellness.
Rheum For More
Living with rheumatoid arthritis can be tough. Coming to terms with a chronic condition is an important step toward managing your disease and living a full and active life with RA.
Rheumaknowledgy is the online source for rheumatology diagnostic and therapeutic information.
The rheumatologists' preferred online source for daily and facile access to news, information, practice guides for diagnosis and care.
RheumInfo.com was developed in 2003 to serve a need of providing accurate and reliable arthritis information for patients and health care providers. Through simple “word of mouth” the site has grown to become respected internationally for the value and creativity of the content.
The Arthritis Pages
Welcome to the Arthritis Pages of drdoc on-line...coming to you from Cape Town, South Africa.
American College of Rheumatology
The American College of Rheumatology's mission is advancing rheumatology. The organization is for physicians, health professionals, and scientists that meets the mission through programs of education, research, advocacy and practice support.
Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center
Information on the diagnosis, treatment and management of Arthritis from the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center.
JointHealth™ is dedicated to changing arthritis. In easy to understand language, JointHealth™ provides the most up-to-date research based information about all aspects of the most common types of arthritis and some of the rarer forms too.
Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions
The Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions (JMNI) is a peer reviewed Journal providing a forum for papers pertaining to research areas of emphasis listed below, but not limited to: Interactions Between the Musculoskeletal (The Muscle, Ligament, Tendon, Cartilage, Bone unit) and nervous systems at the organ, tissue, cellular and molecular levels...
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.
The Stone Clinic
Building better joints through advanced techniques in cartilage replacement, regeneration and repair.
CELEBREX is FDA approved to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and acute pain in adults. It is a type of NSAID '' it''s a prescription strength nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. CELEBREX is not a narcotic.
Cimzia is a treatment for adults with moderately to severely active RA that provides fast and lasting relief and comfort, so you can focus less on your RA and more on what''s important to you.
ENBREL is indicated to treat rheumatic conditions like ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and moderately to severely active RA and JIA.
HUMIRA works by binding TNF and helps block the process that can lead to the pain, inflammation, and progression of joint damage that RA can cause. Because TNF blockers, including HUMIRA, affect the immune system...
REMICADE is an advanced treatment that has been shown to have substantial benefits in patients with a number of inflammatory disorders involving the immune system.
While many people respond well to anti-TNF therapies, a significant number of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may not. Fortunately, advances in RA research have led to a different type of RA treatment''a treatment that may work when anti-TNFs have either stopped working well or not worked well at all. It's called Rituxan'' (rituximab).
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