Sudden weather changes may trigger lupus flares – recent findings

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lupus weather, symptoms weather, rheumatic pain weather, lupus research, lupus supportWeather has once again been linked to lupus flares, this time in research from the US presented at an international rheumatology conference. Continue reading

Does fibromyalgia have a greater impact on daily life than other rheumatic diseases?

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rheumatic diseases, fibromyaglia pain, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogrens, arthritis digest magazinePeople with fibromyalgia may find it more difficult to adjust to their disease and use poorer strategies to cope with pain than people with rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis or Sjögren’s syndrome says research in Pain Medicine. Continue reading

Pain and function of hand osteoarthritis improved by prednisolone scientists discover

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prednisolone, hand pain, hand stiffness, hand arthritis, arthritis research, arthritis digestA low dose of prednisolone may substantially improve pain and decrease signs of inflammation in people with hand osteoarthritis experts report at an annual rheumatology meeting. Continue reading

Taking drugs for pain and sleep increases frailty – large new study

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prescription drug, frailty, painkiller side effects, sleeping pill side effects, arthritis digest, health magazineRegular use of prescription drugs for pain and/or sleep leads to risk of frailty in older adults says a large study in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. Continue reading

Rheumatoid arthritis drug methotrexate reduces joint damage progression in hand osteoarthritis

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methotrexate, hand pain drug, hand arthritis treatment, arthritis digest, arthritis painMethotrexate appears to lower the progression of joint damage of erosive hand osteoarthritis and may even facilitate bone remodelling according to a small study presented at an international conference. Continue reading

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