Arthritis pain and stiffness set in when the cartilage — the rubbery cushion in the joints that absorbs shock for the bones and allows them to glide smoothly when we move — wears away. When there isn’t enough cartilage left in the joint to protect the bones from damaging each other, we feel it. And… Continue reading 7 Ways to Help Prevent Arthritis in Women – Arthritis Center – Everyday Health
What Is Spondyloarthritis?
Spondyloarthritis refers to a number of different inflammatory diseases that affect the joints in your spine and surrounding areas and can also potentially cause symptoms in other areas of your body. Probably the best-known diseases under the spondyloarthritis umbrella are ankylosing spondylitis — which typically affects your spine and sacroiliac (SI) joints, where your spine… Continue reading What Is Spondyloarthritis?
Should You Take CBD for Arthritis Pain? A New Guide Aims to Help You Decide
In a nod to the reality that people with arthritis are turning to cannabidiol (CBD) to quell pain and manage other symptoms, the Arthritis Foundation has released guidance to help them better understand this trendy compound and the risks associated with it. Little research has been done on CBD in humans — and none on… Continue reading Should You Take CBD for Arthritis Pain? A New Guide Aims to Help You Decide
Livestreaming Fitness Classes Can Improve Pain, Joint Stiffness, and Fatigue
Remote classes such as yoga, Pilates, and tai chi are beneficial for people with musculoskeletal problems such as osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and osteoporosis, according to research presented at the American College of Rheumatology 2021 annual meeting. After attending biweekly 60-minute low-intensity Zoom fitness classes at six-week increments, participants improved physically and became more… Continue reading Livestreaming Fitness Classes Can Improve Pain, Joint Stiffness, and Fatigue
12 Medical Tests for Psoriatic Arthritis, Explained
Few people like being poked and prodded, but if you’re living with psoriatic arthritis, regular medical testing is vital to keeping healthy. Psoriatic arthritis tests not only help your doctor diagnose the autoimmune condition but are also important for monitoring the disease’s progression, as well as managing psoriatic arthritis symptoms like painful joint inflammation. Diagnosing… Continue reading 12 Medical Tests for Psoriatic Arthritis, Explained
What Does Arthritis Pain Feel Like?
Hardly anyone escapes the annoyance of occasional aches and pains, especially as they age. But persistent joint pain and stiffness can be signs of arthritis, which affects more than 54.4 million American adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By 2040, an estimated 78 million American adults are projected to have doctor-diagnosed… Continue reading What Does Arthritis Pain Feel Like?
JAK Inhibitors Get New Safety Warnings
On Monday, September 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Xeljanz (tofacitinib), Xeljanz XR, Oluminant (baricitinib), and Rinvoq (upadacitinib) will be required have new and updated warnings about an increased risk of heart-related events such as heart attack or stroke, cancer, blood clots, and death. All three medications are JAK inhibitors and… Continue reading JAK Inhibitors Get New Safety Warnings
Medications Used to Treat Arthritis Symptoms – Arthritis Center – Everyday Health
Arthritis can produce many symptoms and joint problems, including inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and certainly joint pain. But arthritis medicines are available to help ease nearly all types of arthritis aches and pains. When your doctor is considering which arthritis medicine might be best for your pain, she has many options to choose from. Here, you'll… Continue reading Medications Used to Treat Arthritis Symptoms – Arthritis Center – Everyday Health
Arthritis Blogs We Can’t Stop Reading
When you learn your body’s immune system has decided to attack its own joints — which will likely cause you pain for the rest of your life — it can be difficult to look on the bright side. After receiving a rheumatic disease diagnosis, whether it’s rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), or another related autoimmune disease, many confess to… Continue reading Arthritis Blogs We Can’t Stop Reading
Invisible Disabilities Awareness Week Is in October
A disease or illness that others can’t see brings an extra layer of stress to a health-challenged life. “Invisible conditions can be just as disabling as visible conditions — oftentimes more so — but they don’t get the empathy or credibility that visible conditions get,” says Christina Irene, an invisible-disabilities speaker and author, who lives… Continue reading Invisible Disabilities Awareness Week Is in October