Tag: inflammatory arthritis

Gout Symptoms: Foot Pain, Especially In Your Big Toe, Is a Sign

Gout Symptoms: Foot Pain, Especially In Your Big Toe, Is a Sign

Since gout is often thought of as a man’s disease, many women lack awareness of gout symptoms—foot pain, in particular—which means that many women have gout but aren’t aware they have it.

“Although women are less likely than men to suffer from gout, a woman’s chance of developing gout increases significantly

Pain in Your Big Toe May Be Gout

When you think about gout, an image of an older man who eats a lot of steaks and burgers and drinks beer might come to mind—but gout is also a woman’s disease.

“Although women are less likely than men to suffer from gout, a woman’s chance of developing gout increases significantly

Q&A: PsA; Sandwiches; Cancer Treatment

Q. What is psoriatic arthritis, and what makes it different from other types of arthritis?
A. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory arthritis; its symptoms mimic other forms of arthritis, so it is often difficult to diagnose. Symptoms include joint pain and stiffness, swollen fingers and toes, changes in nails, such

Is There Such Thing as an Arthritis Diet?

Is There Such Thing as an Arthritis Diet?

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveal that approximately 52.5 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis, including osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and gout. Arthritic diseases may be mild in some people but can be debilitating in others. Symptoms characterized by joint pain, swelling, and stiffness

Bone Pain? Consider These Imaging and Screening Options

Bone Pain? Consider These Imaging and Screening Options

If you’ve been feeling bone pain, your doctor may take one look at that stiff, swollen joint or that loss of motion and suspect that what you’ve got is the inevitable onset of age-related osteoarthritis (OA) or the autoimmune disorder that leads to rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
But to refine that diagnosis,

Lifestyle is Key in Preventing Damage from Rheumatoid Arthritis

An estimated 1.3 million Americans are afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and women are more than twice as likely as men to have the disease. RA is characterized by inflammation in the lining of the joints, which can lead to joint damage, chronic pain, and disability.

“RA is an autoimmune disease,

Newsbriefs: Back Surgery; Knee OA; Gout; Sleep Quality

Minimally invasive back surgery.
Recent findings from a seven-year study of 304 patients who received minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion—a low back surgery—have better outcomes than patients who have more invasive surgery, according a new study. The procedure joins two or more vertebral bones to prevent abnormal movements. It reduces

Gout: A Curable Disease That Often Is Undertreated

Gout, one of the most understood and common forms of inflammatory arthritis, is not only treatable, but curable as well. Yet, researchers in Europe and the United States tell us that the incidence of gout continues to rise, that less than half of patients seek treatment for the specific condition,

In RA, Normal Weight May Be the Patient’s Best Friend

In a study of 944 patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) within the last 12 months, investigators found that both those who were either significantly underweight or overweight/obese were less likely to achieve sustained remission than patients with normal body mass index (BMI).
“Having an elevated BMI is clearly linked to

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