An estimated 1.8 million people are affected by psoriasis, a condition causing itchy, flaky, red plaques on the skin. But few are aware that between 15 and 30 per cent of them will develop psoriatic arthritis - severe pain and inflammation around the joints, similar to rheumatoid arthritis. It can affect the fingers and toes, neck, lower back, knees and ankles and in severe cases can destroy joints.
Venus Williams announced her withdrawal from the U.S. Open yesterday, citing her recent diagnosis with Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the body's own moisture-producing glands.
Web-based interventions including social support groups and gamification can help rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. The interventions included online social support features and gamification – application of game design principles to non game related tasks and functions, used to improve user engagement and self contribution – on physical activity, health care utilization, medication overuse, empowerment, and RA knowledge of the patients.
Brushing your teeth well could help prevent arthritis, scientists claim. Researchers found a link between the bacterium responsible for gum disease and earlier onset of rheumatoid arthritis, as well as faster progression and greater severity of the condition.
Naila Rabbani, PhD, and colleagues at Warwick Medical School created an algorithm that could lead to an osteoarthritis diagnosis before any physical symptoms occur with just a single test. They based their analysis in part on previous research that showed people with early-stage rheumatoid arthritis (eRA) may have citrullinated proteins (CPs) in their blood.
Physical activity can be a protective factor against the causes of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to findings published in Arthritis Research & Therapy. Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden examined middle aged and elderly women from the Swedish Mammography Cohort to determine if risk of RA was associated with physical activity.
Arthritis knee exercise can relieve pain by creating more mobility in the joints. Most of us chooses yoga as the last alternative treatment for painful joints and inflammation, but it is one of the most relevant and long lasting treatment. Yoga for Arthritis enhances the flexibility while stretching and strengthening the muscles around the knee joints. Pain management can be done effectively with exercises like quadricep drill and dangling .
Fibromyalgia, a common chronic pain condition, affects more than 5 million people in the United States. A poorly understood disorder, Fibromyalgia has been under diagnosed and under treated, but is thought to be the result of overactive nerves.
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