Statistics reveal that up to 30% with psoriasis - a common skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells and causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface on the skin - will develop psoriatic arthritis disease, an autoimmune disease that can cause pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints.
Generally speaking, there are five subtypes of psoriatic arthritis disease, which depend o... ››› more
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects over 1.3 million people in America alone. It causes chronic inflammation to the joints and usually begins slowly with minor symptoms that come and go, usually on both sides of the body, and progress over a couple of weeks or months.
Because symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis vary from person to person and can change from day to day, it ca... ››› more
Whether because of an underlying medical condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or the result of an exercise-related injury, stiff joints can be difficult to tolerate and live with.
Even the tiniest bit of joint inflammation can have a major effect on mobility because the space between joints is so compact. While joint stiffness usually reduces over time as the injury heals and inflammation cal... ››› more
Extremely stiff, swollen joints and tremendous fatigue - if you have rheumatoid arthritis, you know this all too familiar feeling...
While there are lots of medications to treat rheumatoid arthritis, the painful flare-ups are still a fact of life. On the bright side, there are a number of medication-free things you can do to reduce and prevent the pain.
Read on for three treatments for rheum... ››› more
Arthritis is a common joint disease that can cause serious pain. Excruciating arthritis pain can actually affect your mental as well as physical health...
Considering the pain, many arthritis patients turn to prescription medications. However, a large number of patients are now turning to coconut oil, which is considered a low-cost, side effect-free alternative to prescription medications.
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If you have arthritic joints but (understandably) don't want to opt for common treatments such as over-the-counter and prescription drugs due to their harmful side effects, you need to know about green tea!
Green tea is a super-healthy, tasty alternative to painkillers that may provide serious joint pain relief. According to research, green tea helps alleviate joint pain by fighting inflammatio... ››› more
If you suffer from arthritis and joint pain, there are tons of reasons to clean up your diet…
You see, arthritis can cause pain, swelling and stiffness in your joints. And because extra kilos put added pressure on your joints - potentially intensifying symptoms and leading to the deterioration of your joints in the long run - you should make it your goal to maintain a healthy weight.
You s... ››› more
Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disease that comes in multiple forms. Sometimes, it even switches from type to another in the same patient.
A condition that usually only affects people with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis is characterised by achy, swollen or stiff joints throughout the body. If you're wondering whether you're at risk for these uncomfortable aches and pains, you've come to t... ››› more
If you have arthritic joints, you may be tempted to buy into the long list of anti-inflammatory, painkilling prescription drugs that your doctor has recommended. But we'll tell you right now that enduring the expense - not to mention side effects - of big pharma is unnecessary considering there are natural ways to deal with arthritic joints that are safer and more effective...
We have many tric... ››› more
Joint pain coupled with other symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may be a big barrier to getting regular exercise. “This decreased activity level in people with rheumatoid arthritis actually results in reduced muscle strength and ultimately can lead to increased arthritis pain and disability,” says Hareth Madhoun, a rheumatologist at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center.
But guess wh... ››› more
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