New Knees Love Aquatic Therapy
Even though hip and knee replacement surgeries have become more common, it remains unclear how best to treat patients after surgery. Beginning aquatic therapy at the right time may be one way to improve quality of life.
No Exercise, No Good for Arthritis
Exercise is one of the easiest ways to treat disease and stay healthy overall. While more Americans are getting physically active on their spare time, one group that really needs exercise is barely moving.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people across the United States undergo hip replacement surgery. When it comes to choosing a type of implant, it can be hard to sift through all the options.
Knee Surgery: Make Your Glass Half-Full
Both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patients may undergo knee replacement surgery if conventional treatments give little relief. The results of this surgery differ depending on the type of arthritis.
The Molecule of Many Diseases
It is good news when researchers gain a little more knowledge about the development of one disease. It is even better news when that little bit of knowledge applies to a whole group of diseases.
The Pain that Seems Everlasting
There is the kind of pain that happens when you stub a toe or slice your finger cutting vegetables. Then there is chronic pain, an enduring pain that can last for weeks, months, or even years.
RA Medicines May Increase Skin Cancer Risks
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) increases a person's risk for some types of cancer such as lymphoma and lowers the risk of other types such as colon and breast. Now, it seems medications for RA increase the risk for another kind of cancer.
Train That RA Pain Away
Exercise is essential for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. It is a safe and low-cost way to reduce pain, build muscle, and increase flexibility. If stiff joints are keeping you from seizing the day, it may be time to get on your feet and get moving.
Stopping Arthritis before It Starts
Young athletes can put their bodies through a lot of stress. Over time, the continuous stress can lead injuries and osteoarthritis. Instead of treating arthritis once it develops, why not stop the condition before it starts?
Broken Bones Don't Discriminate
What is true for one type of arthritis is not necessarily true for another type. For example, broken bones have been linked to rheumatoid arthritis for years but not to osteoarthritis. However, new research may change this.