Articles about arthritis


Black Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients Have More Inflammation and Comorbid Conditions, Study Shows

Last updated: 07/29/2020

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a form of inflammatory arthritis that impacts the lower spine and pelvic joints, is an inflammatory condition that can occur in people of any race...

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Five ways to help manage back pain

Last updated: 07/29/2020

Back pain is very common and will affect many of us at some point in our lives. The good news is that in most cases it isn’t a serious problem, and it might just be caused by a...

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How Technology Helped Me Succeed as a Disabled Student

Last updated: 07/27/2020

Getting an education while struggling with a chronic illness, or disability can be increasingly difficult. The high expectations of university study do not get adjusted based on...

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7 Things I Wish People Understood about Rheumatoid Arthritis

Last updated: 07/27/2020

More often than not, when I tell someone I live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) they’re shocked that I am young and look healthy. Or, they confuse my condition with the most...

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10 Household Items You Can Make Into Ice Packs for Arthritis Pain

Last updated: 07/26/2020

When you live with arthritis, learning how to soothe tender joints is part of everyday life. One common way to do this is by icing your affected joint, which can feel...

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Cleaning Pots and Pans with Arthritis: 8 Tips to Make It Less Painful

Last updated: 07/25/2020

Pots and pans with stuck-on gunk may be a particular pain point if you live with arthritis. When grime gets crusted on your cookware, it can take a significant amount of force...

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Health inequities in arthritis: The language gap

Last updated: 07/25/2020

More than 7.8 million people in Canada have a first language other than English or French with Cantonese, Mandarin and Punjabi being among the most common. Those who have a...

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Understanding the role of the immune system in fatigue could help people with inflammatory arthritis

Last updated: 07/25/2020

Versus Arthritis and the The Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research are jointly funding research by King’s College London to better understand the role of the immune system in...

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COVID-19 advice for people taking steroids

Last updated: 07/24/2020

Steroids are an important treatment for people with conditions such as arthritis, vasculitis and joint pain. They’re usually taken as tablets or injections into muscles, joints...

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Practical advice for rheumatologists managing dermatologic manifestations of lupus

Last updated: 07/24/2020

Understanding the myriad cutaneous manifestations of conditions like systemic lupus erythematosus will aid rheumatologists in providing better care for their patients, according...

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