arthritis

Blogs about all aspects of arthritis

Guest blogger

1 Jun

What Does it Mean When Your Joints Hurt? 7 Classic Signs of Joint Inflammation

It is significant to keep your joints in good shape. With inflammation in them, it is hard even to walk, lie down, sit, grab something, or do many other basic things because of agonizing pain. To survive for the whole …

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talkhealth

1 May

talkhealth meets…Claire Richards, community manager and RA survivor

What’s your role at talkhealth? I’m the Community Manager – so I moderate the forums and make sure everything on our community pages is running smoothly. How long have you lived with rheumatoid arthritis? My RA started 12 years ago …

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Helen Barnshaw

30 Jul

Going Vegan? ?

You may already know of the many benefits of going Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Flexitarian; ? To name a few: * Better digestion * Improved metabolism * Improved energy levels * Improved circulation * Healthy weight loss * Improved detoxification ability …

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Georgia Simmons

9 May

Living with arthritis: a guide from a 20-something

After experiencing horrendous pain for a year, it was both a shock and a relief to be told my pain was in fact osteoarthritis. I finally had a name, but now what? Since my late teens, I have been living …

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talkhealth

24 Oct

Assortment of arthritis and pain management questions answered in our online clinic

You might have taken part in our recent two-week Online Clinic on Arthritis & Pain Management, where we teamed up with Össur and Pharma Medico Limited, manufacturers of LithoLexal®. The clinic was kindly supported by Arthritis Action, the Institute of Osteopathy …

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Guest blogger

9 Oct

Treatments for Osteoarthritis

It has been estimated that the number of people in the UK with osteoarthritis is around 8.75 million with almost half that figure suffering from knee OA. This means that a third of the population aged 45 and older have …

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Lowen Puckey

20 Jul

No News Isn’t Always Good News

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Struggling to find a diagnosis in a health system that doesn’t care as much as it should… It’s been exactly six months and three days since I first visited my Rheumatologist with hands that were sore and unable to do …

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Lowen Puckey

14 Jun

What a Good Relationship With Your Doctor Looks Like

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Have you ever walked out of an appointment with your GP and wondered what you paid all that money for? Have you ever felt like they didn’t really listen, palmed you off, even scoffed at your symptoms? Getting good medical …

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Natalie Garton

11 May

Living On Steroids

If you follow the news you will have no doubt seen the recent pictures of the magician Dynamo.  He took to social media to show the effects that the steroids used to fight his Crohns Disease, were having on his …

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Mike Garrett

16 Nov

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that affects many of us. It gradually becomes more common as we age but can also occur in those who are younger with osteoporosis-associated conditions. But what can we do about it? Firstly lets look at …

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Guest blogger

11 Sep

Is the Robocop knee brace the new ‘must have’ for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis? The celebrities seem to think that it is …

Recent media stories, a landmark study and the Autumn/Winter TV schedules highlight the Össur Unloader’s ability to offer pain relief, improve function and maintain a healthy lifestyle Recent national news stories (London, UK – August, 2017) have drawn attention to the …

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talkhealth

16 May

Manage your health with Patient support Programmes

For those living with chronic health conditions, self-management is crucial for managing and controlling symptoms day to day. Protecting your own health is a responsibility that can require some help and guidance to ensure you pursue the right treatment for …

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Guest blogger

3 May

The challenge of coping with osteoarthritis in the workplace

Half of all adults in the UK will develop Osteoarthritis, 1 in 2 will develop osteoarthritis (OA) in their knees while 1 in 4 will develop it in their hips and 1 in 12 will develop it in their hands. …

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talkhealth

28 Oct

Early Osteoarthritis Diagnosis Blood Test

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Warwick University are engaged in research that could see a blood test developed that can provide an early diagnosis of osteoarthritis several years before the onset of physical and irreversible symptoms. The blood test will work by allowing the detection …

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talkhealth

6 Oct

A spoonful, a spoon less

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“Day in bed for me it seems…#spoonie.” You may have seen tweets or posts similar to this pop up on your social media news feed which include #spoonie. For many of you that do know what it means, it’s probable …

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talkhealth

24 May

Arthritis Awareness Month

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During the month of May, people around the country have been doing their part to raise awareness and sharing their experiences for National Arthritis month.   Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the two most common forms of arthritis in the …

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Deborah

18 Dec

May the force be with you …

star wars, David Prowse, Darth Vader, arthritis

Star Wars is everywhere. It is THE film of the year, with some of the original cast back to grace the big screen, including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. Sadly, David Prowse who played Darth Vader, also affectionately …

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AnnA_R

27 Jul

A Simple, Effective, Non-Surgical Treatment For Osteoarthritis

Are you, like me, noticing signs of age creeping in such as osteoarthritis related knee and hip pain? Do stairs, standing for long periods, and getting in and out cars or onto public transport proving to be more of a …

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Guest blogger

17 Nov

How “Seconds Matter” to someone living with arthritis

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With more than 100 forms of arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases, the cost to the UK for musculoskeletal conditions is over £5billion annually. With Arthritis being a disease that affects more than 10 million people of all ages across the UK, …

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talkhealth

25 Nov

Could you have psoriatic arthritis?

If you, or a member of your family suffers with psoriasis and you are experiencing joint pain and swelling you may have psoriatic arthritis. The National Psoriasis Foundation are aiming to make psoriasis sufferers aware of the signs of psoriatic …

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talkhealth

14 Oct

1 in 4 people with psoriasis may have undiagnosed psoriatic arthritis

A study by the National Psoriasis Foundation has discovered that as many as 1 in 4 people with psoriasis may also have undiagnosed psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that affects the joints and tendons. 30% …

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Deborah

6 May

NICE recommends golimumab for psoriatic arthritis

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has today issued final guidance recommending golimumab (Simponi) for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. Golimumab joins a list of treatment options already recommended by NICE for this condition. The guidance recommends …

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