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Search found 97 matches
by Arthritis Action
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Topic: Rheumatoid Factor?
Replies: 3
Views: 1453

Re: Rheumatoid Factor?

Hello Colleen, Rheumatoid arthritis can't be diagnosed with just a blood test and having this result does not mean that he has or will definitely go on to develop the condition at all. There are many other reasons for having the rheumatoid factor in the blood, including being completely normal. Wend...
by Arthritis Action
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Non pharmaceutical options?
Replies: 6
Views: 2046

Re: Non pharmaceutical options?

Hi Jan, Thank you for your post. The goals of osteoarthritis (OA) treatment is to minimise pain and improve functional status. Non-pharmaceutical intervention are often used alongside pharmaceutical treatments. At the core of this intervention is exercise and weight loss (if appropriate). It is now ...
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Gout & Pseudogout
Topic: Diet affecting gout?
Replies: 4
Views: 1501

Re: Diet affecting gout?

Hi Ben, Thank you for posting. I am pleased to hear you have been referred to a dietitian. Although diet can impact on gout, weight loss if appropriate should be the key as it is effective in reducing serum urate level. However do not follow fad diets for quick weight loss - make sure it is gradual....
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: arthritis
Topic: osteoarthritis
Replies: 11
Views: 11531

Re: osteoarthritis

Arthritis may also be associated with neuropathic pain, a confusion of the nervous system in which nerves become more sensitive than usual. Burning pain is a common symptom of neuropathic pain. If pain control medication is not working for you, asking your GP for a referral to a specialist pain team...
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: general arthritis & joint pain discussions
Topic: Arthritis
Replies: 21
Views: 22069

Re: Arthritis

Whether you have arthritis or not, exercises is extremely important as a way of maintaining the health of your muscles and joints as well as the health of your heart and every tissue in your body. Everyone should probably be doing a little more exercise, but people living with the symptoms of arthri...
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: arthritis
Topic: Help
Replies: 5
Views: 6742

Re: Help

Arthritis is a complex persistent pain condition which may also be associated with neuropathic pain, a confusion of the nervous system in which nerves become more sensitive than usual. It seems that the medication that you are on (Amitriptyline) may have been prescribed for neuropathic pain. This ca...
by Arthritis Action
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: arthritis
Topic: osteoarthiritis
Replies: 5
Views: 6098

Re: osteoarthiritis

Osteoarthritis is a complex persistent pain condition. Persistent pain conditions are characterised by a gradual build-up of symptoms that often happens for no apparent reason. Structural changes may not show up on scans and hence diagnosis may be difficult. Pain may be present without the presence ...
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