Gout attacks quickly, usually at night and most often on your big toe. The pain heightens about eight to 12 hours after onset. It can be extremely painful, and the first 24 hours are usually the worst. A gout attack typically lasts three to 10 days. However, the answer to
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Old sports injuries. Repetitive stress. Swollen joints from “rheumatism.” Whatever the osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms you may be experiencing, the next strategy is to come up with ways to beat it. Options for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) treatment range from prescribed medications to simple over-the-counter pain relievers
What is ulcerative colitis? Simply put, it’s a condition that causes inflammation and ulcers in the inside lining of the large intestine (rectum and colon). It affects just the top layer of the intestinal lining (called the mucosa).
Crohn’s disease also causes inflammation, usually in the small intestine, but it can
When you picture someone with gout, you may think of an older, overweight man who likes his steak and beer. And that wouldn’t be an inaccurate image. Being male and eating a diet rich in red meat, seafood, and alcohol are some common risk factors for gout.
But gout also can
There’s nothing like a hotdog, beer and nachos at a baseball game in the summer. But, if you have arthritis, you’d better add a pain reliever to the day’s lineup: You might need it later.
Several foods are known to have inflammatory properties, and for arthritis sufferers, inflammation equals pain,
A new year means new resolutions. For arthritis patients—or anyone looking to be smarter about his or her health this year—we asked several Cleveland Clinic experts for their resolution recommendations to overcome pain and increase your function in 2016.
You know how it works: Too much stress prevents you from
Today’s medical care has never offered so much. Modern medicine has made advances in research, disease treatment and the improvement of patients’ quality of life in the last decade, and development of new drugs is often the driver behind the progress.
But, the reality is that medications cost—and are often too
Just because you have arthritis doesn’t mean you don’t have to manage the obligations of everyday life. And, for many people, those may include caring for a loved one who is aging or possibly fighting their own illness.
In fact, a Caring.com survey found that caregiving was their single biggest