Filgotinib seems to be effective in people with psoriatic arthritis says new research

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Filgotinib, psoriatic arthritis, new arthritis drug, arthritis digest Filgotinib, an oral selective JAK1 inhibitor currently under investigation for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease may also be of interest to those with psoriatic arthritis according to research presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. Continue reading

Pain sensitisation increases the risk of knee pain not going away

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pain sensitisation, arthritis pain, knee arthritis painPain sensitisation – or becoming more sensitive to pain – is an important risk factor for developing persistent knee pain in osteoarthritis, according to a new study in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Continue reading

Building quad strength improves function in women with osteoarthritis

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quad strength, knee arthritis, knee pain, arthritis digest magazineModest improvements in quadricep strength are linked to better performance in chair-stand tests in women – but not men – who have (or are at risk for) knee osteoarthritis says a study in Arthritis Care & Research. Continue reading

Text message reminders improve methotrexate adherence in people with rheumatoid arthritis

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methotrexate reminder, health app, arthritis digest magazine, methotrexate adherenceWeekly text message reminders have a positive impact on methotrexate adherence in adults with rheumatoid arthritis, researchers outline in Arthritis Care & Research. Continue reading

Benefits of exercise continue well after official programme ends for people with knee osteoarthritis

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knee arthritis exercise, knee osteoarthritis, arthritis digestImprovements in knee pain, joint function and thigh muscle strength associated with taking part in a special exercise regime were maintained well after the programme ended, says research in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. Continue reading

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