Tag: joint stiffness

Easing the Burden of Severe Joint Pain

If you suffer from severe joint pain, you’re not alone—in fact, about 14.6 million people have the problem, according to recent research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Oct. 7, 2016). The study analyzed 2002-2014 data collected by the U.S. National Health Interview

Salmon is Great On Your Plate

Nutrition experts frequently recommend eating cold-water, fatty fish, and salmon often tops the list.
“Salmon is an excellent source of lean protein—a 3-ounce serving provides 23 grams,” says Tanya Freirich, MS, RD, CDN, a dietitian at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. “It’s also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, two

The Act of Better Balance

One-third of older adults fall each year and that number continues to rise. A new study found that over a recent 12-year period, the rate of self-reported falls among seniors has climbed almost 30 percent.
Some common factors related to falls include dizziness from cardiovascular and psychiatric medications, impaired vision

Incontinence Issues: When You Have to Keep Going

With between 13 and 17 million adult Americans experiencing urinary incontinence—and half of those affected being women—the loss of bladder control may seem just an irritatingly normal part of aging. And if you have arthritis, the urge to keep going can become even more of a nuisance.
While arthritis does not

Ask the Doctors: Stem Cell Injections for Arthritis

Q. I’ve heard many advertisements for stem cell injections to ease joint pain. What is a stem cell injection, and does it truly treat osteoarthritis?
A. Despite the high prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA)—and the pain it causes—a definite treatment for the condition has yet to be found. The specific causes of

Hydroxychloroquine Not Helpful for Hand OA

A drug used successfully in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other autoimmune diseases was believed to be beneficial for treating inflammatory osteoarthritis (OA) in the hand—until now. According to study results presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (June 2015), the disease-modifying antirheumatic drug hydroxychloroquine, used

RA Medication Beneficial To Treat OA?

Q. Would the rheumatoid arthritis drug hydroxychloroquine be beneficial to treat the osteoarthritis in my hands?

A. While hydroxychloroquine was once thought to be beneficial for treating inflammatory osteoarthritis (OA), new findings presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress last year showed that the drug, when used for 24

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