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Managing arthritis pain starts with a conversation

From nationalpost.com

Arthritis pain is something that Sara Lebensold kept to herself for many years. In 2004, while on an archaeological dig in Nunavut, she felt pain in her joints. It was so harsh that she couldn't even grasp the tools she relied on to do her job.

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The pill that can get arthritis sufferers moving again

From co.uk

The usual drug treatments for osteoarthritis are anti-inflammatory painkillers, often topped up with cortisone injections.
And for more than a year this is what Susan Dawson was given, but it made little difference. Susan, a school learning 'mentor' from Liversedge, West Yorks, has osteoarthritis in all her joints - it started…

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Is that pain in your thumb arthritis?

By ANDREA K. WALKER — From dallasnews.com

— We’ve all heard of arthritis in the knees and even the hips. But many people may not know the thumb is prone to the joint disease as well.
Neil Zimmerman, hand surgeon at Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, says the…

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Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips: Get on the move to reduce and delay arthritis

From marinij.com

WHEN IT'S WORLD Arthritis Day on Oct. 12, spare a thought for your many friends and neighbors who suffer from a lower quality of life because of arthritic joints.
Think about how a quarter of all adults with arthritis say they live most days with severe pain in one or more…

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Walking

From worldarthritisday.org

Walking is a great way to exercise; it's free, low impact and you can do it anywhere at any time. Every step you take counts as physical activity, so even walking round your home and when you are out and about helps. Use a pedometer and see how many extra…

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Childhood Arthritis: Aggressive Treatment Better?

From fox23.com

Treating children with juvenile arthritis with multiple medications soon after the disease appears is more likely to make symptoms go away than treating them later or with fewer medications at the start, according to new research.
"Remission is achievable if you treat early and aggressively," says study researcher Carol Wallace, MD.

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Ground-breaking new test to tackle the misery of Arthritis

From co.uk

This technique could one day make it possible to grow fresh cartilage in a laboratory.
It is also hoped the five-year study – nicknamed Sybil – will lead to better understanding of rarer genetic conditions such as spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita, or dwarfism, the condition suffered by Life’s Too Short actor Warwick…

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Tai chi: Getting Started

From worldarthritisday.org

Physical activities and exercise suitable for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases Getting Started Tai chi, qigong, yoga and Pilates are all gentle forms of exercise that can be particularly beneficial for people with RMDs. Performing slow controlled movements allows you to feel your way through each exercise so you…

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Home gym

From worldarthritisday.org

If you find it hard to go to a fitness or sports centre, or would like to do some exercises between sessions, then you can turn your home into a gym! You'll be amazed how everyday objects can be transformed into training equipment to help you keep your body at…

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Waving for World Arthritis Day | photomontage animation 2012 Move to Improve

From worldarthritisday.org

In 2011-2012 the World Arthritis Day (WAD) campaign focused on physically activity and rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases with the strap line 'Move to Improve'. Physical activity is also an important part of Healthy Ageing - from growing up to growing older with an RMD - the focus for the 2013-201…

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