Osteoarthritis could be avoided with a good diet and regular exercise, claims a new review published in Nature Reviews Rheumatology. Continue reading
Overweight and obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight over four years have lower degeneration of knee cartilage, experts outline in Radiology. Continue reading
Physiotherapy is as effective as surgery in treating carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a new study in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. Continue reading
Actress Claire King was devastated when she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis but it hasn’t held her back
Claire King is a familiar face on television screens, best known for her time in hugely successful shows such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Bad Girls and Strictly Come Dancing. Less well known, however, is that it hasn’t all been glitter, sequins and glamour for Claire, as she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in1992, when just in her early thirties. Continue reading
Don’t look back at what you can’t do but look forward and enjoy what you still can do, says Chris Smith from Lincolnshire
I was diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis in 2007. I had to take medical retirement from work as a nurse and initially was able to do very little at home.
My GP had quickly referred me to rheumatology and treatment started with hydroxychloroquine (a DMARD) and then progressed to methotrexate. Continue reading