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Search found 97 matches
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Fibromyalgia foot, hand, head pain
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: Fibromyalgia foot, hand, head pain

Occupational Therapy can help. Medications are not very effective for chronic pan and fibromyalgia but self-management can be extremely helpful. Improving sleep quality, pacing your activities, exercise starting with very low goals and building up gradually, Tai Chi in particular, and improving your...
by Arthritis Action
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: is it osteoarthritis?
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: is it osteoarthritis?

Dr Bawa and Mr Rogers have made some good points there. When you mentioned ‘I’m always sore in the evening especially if I’ve been using my hands a lot’ may indicate OA. However I would urge you to seek advice from your GP. He or she will be able to make a diagnosis. Key sign to look out for: Does y...
by Arthritis Action
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Topic: Can food choices help?
Replies: 1
Views: 823

Re: Can food choices help?

If you have rheumatoid arthritis and still have joint stiffness in the morning lasting for more than an hour (especially with swelling), your arthritis may need additional medication to control any inflammation. You should speak to your rheumatologist in the first instance. If your arthritis is thou...
by Arthritis Action
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Pain relief
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: Pain relief

Hello, Unfortunately there are no magic pills that will help all pain for all people. People with chronic pain can have changes in the brain and spinal cord that make painkillers less effective, and sometimes make lifestyle choices that make pain management more challenging. I see that you are awake...
by Arthritis Action
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Pain relief
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: Pain relief

Tramadol and paracetamol are types of painkiller that work in different ways. After surgery tramadol can sometimes be a useful painkiller but it is not recommended for long term non-cancer pain.There is no evidence that drugs containing both paracetamol and tramadol are more effective or safer than ...
by Arthritis Action
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Steroids, Inflammatory Arthritis & No Answers (My Dad)
Replies: 3
Views: 1451

Re: Steroids, Inflammatory Arthritis & No Answers (My Dad)

If your dad definitely has inflammatory arthritis, he will have been offered other medicines called disease modifying drugs (DMARDS) to help control his arthritis in the long term and prevent joint damage and disability. This will enable the dose of the steroids to be reduced as these are effective ...
by Arthritis Action
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Preventing/slowing the onset of arthritis
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Preventing/slowing the onset of arthritis

Hi, As Matthew and Tracy have suggested, exercise might prove to be key in helping you protect current function or prevent deterioration. Gentle exercise, mobility and stretching might help you manage your symptoms. Most Osteopaths and Physiotherapists will be able to advise you in this. It might be...
by Arthritis Action
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: What excercises can I do with Fibro?
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Re: What excercises can I do with Fibro?

Hi Dee, Gentle exercise, mobility and stretching might help you manage your symptoms. Most Osteopaths and Physiotherapists will be able to advise you in this. It might be worth asking your GP to refer you. Otherwise we offer a network of registered practitioners to members who are experienced in hel...
by Arthritis Action
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Back pain following surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Re: Back pain following surgery

Hi Edward, It would be a good idea to initially seek a medical opinion on the source of your back pain. If your Dr feels it appropriate, an assessment with a manual therapist such as an Osteopath or Physiotherapist could help clarify why you are in pain. They will also be able to offer you appropria...
by Arthritis Action
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Is Arthritis more painful when the weather is cold and damp?
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Re: Is Arthritis more painful when the weather is cold and d

Matthew is spot on in his advice about increasing daily activity or exercise levels. It is important to find ways to increase levels in a way that you enjoy and that suits your current fitness levels. Keeping a note how you feel during or after exercise will help you know when to exercise and when t...
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