Physiotherapy versus acupuncture in fibromyalgia – new findings

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fibromyalgia acupuncture, fibromyalgia physiotherapy, fibromyalgia supportPain, daily function and quality of life of people with fibromyalgia were all under the spotlight in a comparison of acupuncture and physiotherapy that is published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Continue reading

Not reaching rheumatoid arthritis remission? Consider fibromyalgia too

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rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, comorbidity, rheumatic disease, arthritis digest, rheumatoid arthritis remissionPeople with rheumatoid arthritis who do not reach remission may have fibromyalgia, experts suggest in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology after looking at data over a 10-year period. Continue reading

Postcode lottery for grants that improve lives of people with arthritis

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Disabled Facilities Grant, disability grant, aid and adaptation grant, arthritis grant, arthritis digestA new independent report has found that the application process for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) is outdated, overly complex and involves excessive waiting times. This means that many people with arthritis are missing out on home aids and adaptations that enable them to live independently.

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Identification of over 500 genetic determinants will lead to new osteoporosis treatments

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osteoporosis dna, osteoporosis gene, bone health arthritis, arthritis support, osteoporosis treatmentsA new “atlas” of genetic influences on osteoporosis provides exciting opportunities for the development of drugs to prevent or treat osteoporosis, a research group explains in Nature Genetics. Continue reading

Hip abductor strength improves long-term function in knee osteoarthritis

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hip abductor muscles, knee arthritis, knee osteoarthritis, arthritis digest magazineBuild up strength in hip abductor muscles to lower the impact of knee osteoarthritis after research shows the muscle group may be more important than previously realised. The hip abductor muscles include the gluteus maximus and minimus (ie the buttock) and the tensor fascia lata (an outer thigh muscle). Continue reading

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