Fear of movement reduces quality of life for people with osteoarthritis

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quality of life, knee osteoarthritis, knee arthritis, arthritis digestPeople with knee osteoarthritis are experiencing a decreased quality of life due to a fear of movement associated with the condition, says research published in Arthritis Care & Research. Continue reading

Final call for product design ideas to help people living with arthritis

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products for arthritis, daily living aids, arthritis digest magazineArthritis Research UK and Design Council Spark are making a final call for innovative design ideas that would be life altering for people with arthritis. Applications close at 12 noon on 21 November 2017. Continue reading

Antidepressants and opioids linked to higher fracture risk in rheumatoid arthritis

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antidepressants, opioid, fracture, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis magazineOpioids and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors – a group of antidepressants – are associated with higher risk of osteoporotic fractures in people with rheumatoid arthritis, according to data presented at an international rheumatology conference in the US. Continue reading

Acupuncture may be a safe and effective treatment for gouty arthritis, researchers reveal

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acupuncture, gouty arthritis, gout, complementary medicine, arthritis treatmentAcupuncture is an effective and safe therapy for people with gouty arthritis, says research in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. But the poor quality of studies means that better trials are needed to confirm the findings. Continue reading

Obesity linked to lower remission and higher disability in people with rheumatoid arthritis

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obesity, BMI, rheumatoid arthritis, disability, arthritis digest magazinePeople with rheumatoid arthritis whose body-mass index scores are higher have lower rates of remission and greater rates of disability. Continue reading

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