Tag: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis Gloves: Can They Reduce Pain, Swelling, or Stiffness?

Arthritis Gloves: Can They Reduce Pain, Swelling, or Stiffness?

The evidence is far from compelling, but a product called arthritis gloves may reduce pain, stiffness, and swelling in the hands caused by rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.

There are several varieties of arthritis gloves, each designed to address different arthritis symptoms. Thermal gloves increase circulation and keep the hands warm. Compression gloves

7. Surgical Interventions for Arthritis

urgery may be considered in arthritis treatment when medication is no longer enough to manage symptoms. The decision to head down the surgical route is a balancing act. The patient must consider his or her current symptoms and level of disability and weigh them against the potential benefits, risks, and

2. The Diagnostic Evaluation of Joint Pain

When it comes to managing arthritis, one size does not fit all. There are more than 100 types of arthritis: So the first challenge is to determine the cause of the inflammation. There is no definitive test for any of the common causes, so diagnosis relies on the detective skills

Painkillers: A Primer on Effective—and Safe—Choices

Painkillers: A Primer on Effective—and Safe—Choices

Medications can be effective for treating pain, but they’re not the only method. In fact, some people shouldn’t use painkillers at all. Others simply don’t need them because there are other ways to treat pain.

Options for relieving pain without taking medications begin with conservative approaches such as losing weight, avoiding

Could Your Joint Pain Be Arthritis?

Some joint pain can be relatively innocuous—perhaps you overexerted yourself at the gym without warming up properly, or overdid the yard work. But constant joint pain may be a sign of something more serious, and should be checked out by your doctor. A number of conditions can result in joint

3. Falls and Loss of Mobility—Underlying Causes

Many of these underlying conditions are familiar. Others are not as well known, but can be just as debilitating. Here’s the list, in the order they are discussed.

Loss of hearing
Diminished vision
Cognitive disorders
Balance disorders
Geriatric dizziness
Stroke
Diabetes
Peripheral neuropathy
Orthopaedic injuries and procedures
Osteoporosis
Arthritis
Diet
Obesity
Metabolic syndrome
Parkinson’s disease
Multiple sclerosis
Medications

Loss of hearing
Most of us don’t necessarily make the connection

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,

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