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Search found 97 matches
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Forearm pain
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: Forearm pain

Forearm pain which is separate from any joint pain is very unlikely to be due to arthritis which affects the joints. It could be muscle pain as it is provoked by activity or something like tennis elbow which causes tenderness over the outer side of the elbow especially when lifting. Tennis elbow is ...
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Hip pain
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: Hip pain

Exercise definitely won't make things worse and if anything walking and especially Tai Chi can help a lot with the pain of osteoarthritis. Heat can sometimes help with muscle pain and there are often tight muscles around a damaged joint so it's worth a try. Gentle stretching may also help, although ...
by Arthritis Action
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Topic: Leflunomide & alcohol
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Re: Leflunomide & alcohol

Most of the information leaflets for disease modifying drugs suggest that alcohol should be avoided completely but this informtion is not up to date with current thinking and evidence. Most experts would agree that drinking alcohol to excess would not be sensible but sticking to 10 units weekly shou...
by Arthritis Action
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Swollen ankle due to oesteo-arthritis
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Re: Swollen ankle due to oesteo-arthritis

Thank you for your questions Fiona. 1. There is a genetic element existed in people living with osteoarthritis (OA) (Yucesoy et al 2015). MacGregor and colleagues (2009) have illustrated that: 65% in hand OA, 60% hips, 40% knees and 70% spine. There is a lack of data regarding ankle OA. 2. Known ris...
by Arthritis Action
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Pain with M.E
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Re: Pain with M.E

The worsening of pain you experience after exercise is typical "boom and bust" pain which happens with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia where if you are feeling slightly better you do too much and suffer for it afterwards. Learning good pacing habits is vital to get over this issue, and th...
by Arthritis Action
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Biologics adalimumab
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Re: Biologics adalimumab

Having active inflammatory arthritis causes loss of lean muscle, so even if the arthritis is active it is important to be as active as possible in order to minimise the muscle loss, especially as exercise can't damage even inflamed joints. There is good evidence from the University of Bangor in Wale...
by Arthritis Action
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Topic: How to ease pain without meds for arthritis in knees
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: How to ease pain without meds for arthritis in knees

You are right in that keeping as active as possible is very helpful for arthritis pain, not just because movement helps with joint stiffness, but because exercise releases painkilling natural endorphins and is helpful for sleep, mood and weight control. Distracting your mind from the pain with a hob...
by Arthritis Action
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Psoriatic Arthritis
Topic: GP thinks I've got psoriatic arthritis
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: GP thinks I've got psoriatic arthritis

Try not to worry. Psoriatic arthritis does happen in some people who have psoriasis but it usually causes joint swelling or tendon problems rather than just joint pains. Many GPs now refer people with psoriasis and joint pains to a rheumatologist assoon aspossible, to see if they might have psoriati...
by Arthritis Action
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Painkiller increase.
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: Painkiller increase.

There are no painkillers that are really effective in fibromyalgia and unfortunately addiction to opioids such as tramadol and codeine is very common. If you are used to high doses of painkillers such as tramadol then increasing the dose if safe but is unlikely to work in the long term. Unfortunatel...
by Arthritis Action
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Hip Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: Hip Replacement

Most people will feel a considerable improvement in their pain after joint replacement surgery so I wonder if you have a different problem of generalised joint pain or perhaps fibromyalgia? If so, it would not be advisable to have further surgery until you have spoken to a pain specialist or rheumat...
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