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
Weight is a key issue when it comes to achieving minimal disease activity in people with psoriatic arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, says research in Arthritis Research & Therapy.
People who run on a regular basis may be lowering the risk of inflammation in their knee joints and protecting themselves against osteoarthritis, says research in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. Continue reading
An International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) report issued for World Osteoporosis Day has identified major care gaps and solutions to the global healthcare crisis arising from fragility fractures. Continue reading