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RA ranked 4th on Yahoo!’s Most Searched Symptoms

On Yahoo!’s “Most Searched Symptoms” list, rheumatoid arthritis ranks number four. Accordingly the disease affects nearly 1.5 million adults in the United States alone. Known to affect the lining of the joints and bones through deformity, swelling, and erosion; RA has been associated with the wrist, hand, and joints in the feet. Although symptoms typically … Continue reading RA ranked 4th on Yahoo!’s Most Searched Symptoms

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Feet

Although rheumatoid arthritis actually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, ninety percent of people who actually develop this condition usually do so in the foot or ankle area. Those who develop this kind of arthritis in the feet usually develop symptoms around the toes and forefeet first, before anywhere else. Rheumatoid arthritis … Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Feet

Researcher Tests a Drug that could Reduce Osteoarthritis

Deborah Thomas, 60, likens herself to the Tin Man. She has been struggling with stiffness and joint pain from osteoarthritis since 2002, and has undergone an ankle replacement and two mid-foot fusions in an effort to reduce her discomfort and increase flexibility. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are testing a drug that could prevent … Continue reading Researcher Tests a Drug that could Reduce Osteoarthritis

Arthritic Foot Care

In our lifetimes we walk 75,000 miles, putting a great deal of stress on the 26 bones and 30 joints in our feet. As we age, our feet lose flexibility and elasticity. Our shock absorbers weaken, and if you add arthritis to that combination, joints become inflamed and distorted. Arthritic foot care becomes imperative at … Continue reading Arthritic Foot Care

Herb Able to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

A study has found a Chinese herb known as thunder god vine is more efficient at treating rheumatoid arthritis as opposed to a widely prescribed drug known as methotrexate. The study, published in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, consisted of 207 patients who were prescribed the herb, methotrexate or both. The patients who … Continue reading Herb Able to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Feet

Although rheumatoid arthritis actually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, ninety percent of people who actually develop this condition usually do so in the foot or ankle area. Those who develop this kind of arthritis in the feet usually develop symptoms around the toes and forefeet first, before anywhere else. Rheumatoid arthritis … Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Feet