Tag: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

Turmeric Buzz

The turmeric plant (Curcuma longa or Curcuma domestica) is a relative of ginger grown in India and Indonesia. This yellow-orange spice not only gives curries their rich color, it also has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years. Research on some of the chemical compounds in turmeric

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

Lower Your Risk of Falls and Fractures

You don’t have to be 65 to fall and fracture an arm, leg, or hip, but one out of every three people 65 or older in the U.S. will suffer a fall this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And, falls are 50 percent more common

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Total Knee Replacement (TKR)

Q. I have rheumatoid arthritis that affects my knee. Will a total knee replacement be as helpful for me as it is for people with knee osteoarthritis?
A. If medications, physical therapy and other more conservative measures don’t adequately relieve pain, knee replacement surgery can ease pain whether you have osteoarthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Knee Replacement

Q. I have rheumatoid arthritis that affects my knee. Will a total knee replacement be as helpful for me as it is for people with knee osteoarthritis?
A. If medications, physical therapy and other more conservative measures don’t adequately relieve pain, knee replacement surgery can ease pain whether you have osteoarthritis

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