Tag: arthritis rheumatism

Getting a Hold on Gout

It can start as a hot, swollen toe that seems to have been caused by a weekend warrior exercise session. After the pain subsides, you’re back to normal—until the return of redness and inflammation makes it unbearable to just put on a sock.
This is how gout typically announces itself

A Diet Rich in Anti-Inflammatory Foods May Help Ease Arthritis

What you eat and how much you weigh won’t cause osteoarthritis (OA, the most common form of arthritis) or cure it, but both may have an effect on its symptoms. A substantial body of evidence is making the case that inflammation of joints—or the lack of it—could be associated with

Surgical Solutions Deciding Whether Surgery Is for You

When you have arthritis, it’s not hard to understand chronic pain. While it is clear that the condition is causing your bones to become rough and grind together, you may be unsure how to best manage the pain.
Do you stick with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and stay the course of

Doctor’s Orders: Stay True to Your Prescription

Your medicine cabinet is a mosaic of pills in all shapes, sizes and colors. But it’s not unique. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that at least 90 percent of Americans age 60 and older take one or more prescription drugs, and more than

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