Arthritis

Arthritis is a term used for several kinds of joint diseases.

Arthritis is a term used for several kinds of joint diseases. In Allopathic system of medicine it is classified into around 100 types. The most common form of Arthritis is Osteoarthritis which is mostly affecting cartilage. The Osteoarthritis is progressive diseases and symptoms gradually becomes more painful. The main reason of arthritis is consumptions of Junk foods such as cold drinks, packaged foods and unhealthy lifestyles.

In Allopathic there is no cure as of now. But you can just manage the pain with the better lifestyle and pain killers.
In Ayurveda it is considered as vaat rogas. With the help you Ayurvedic medicines better treatment can be provided. Read more about Arthritis Ayurvedic treatment.

Here is the the latest news and updates about Arthritis Disease.

Long hours in front of the computer? Beware of RSI (Health Feature)

June 8, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Bangalore/New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Pain around the neck and upper limbs? Beware! It could be Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) that comes from spending long hours before a computer.

Women over 40 most affected by osteoarthritis

May 8, 2014 at 11:15 PM

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Women over the age of 40 are most affected by osteoarthritis and this is corroborated by the fact that they form 60 percent of the patients that undergo total knee replacement, an expert said Thursday.

Drinking milk can delay knee problem in women

April 7, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Washington, April 7 (IANS) Women who frequently consume fat-free or low-fat milk may delay the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, research indicates.

Arthritis and painful joints biggest spoilers in sex between couples

February 20, 2014 at 10:46 AM

London, Feb. 20 (ANI): Experts have said that the arthritic aches can have a devastating effect on bedroom antics of the couples.

Restless sleep main cause of widespread pain in adults over 50

February 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Researchers in the UK have found that non-restorative sleep is the strongest, independent predictor of widespread pain onset among adults over the age of 50.

Restless sleep behind widespread pain in the elderly?

February 13, 2014 at 5:34 PM

London, Feb 13 (IANS) In your 50s and suffer from widespread pain? Restless sleep may be the reason behind this.

Types of arthritis

December 29, 2013 at 3:49 PM

There are various conditions, which are responsible for a joint inflammation or arthritis. In fact arthritis is mainly a result of the some irregularities or disorders that related to joint inflammation and it appears in terms of pain and stiffness and also with swelling of joints of the body.

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

December 28, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Rheumatoid Arthritis is mainly a result of the some irregularities or disorders that related to joint inflammation and it appears in terms of pain and stiffness and also with swelling of joints of the body. However the severity can vary from its degrees and it might be mild or may be some severe so it is essential to know about the Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms for the precaution

Arthritis treatment in Delhi

November 30, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Arthritis has become a common problem today and it is shocking that greater part of population today is suffering from this disease. As the experts suggests, apart from the other reasons, the changing life style is one of the major reason behind the growing cases of arthritis, but old age troubles are also play crucial role in gripping the individuals in arthritis. However there is some good news for the people of the capital as people suffering from the disease,

Obesity behind rising bone diseases in children: Experts

October 24, 2013 at 11:15 PM

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Noting a rise in bone diseases among the children in Delhi, experts attributed obesity as a major contributors to the rare disorder called juvenile arthritis.

Wearing 'mobility shoes' linked to reduced knee loading in Osteoarthritis patients

October 14, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that wearing flat and flexible footwear can help reduce knee loading in knee osteoarthritis patients, as they allows natural foot mobility and provide sufficient support for the foot.

World Arthritis Day 12 October: Ignoring initial symptoms could be fatal

October 11, 2013 at 6:13 PM

The avoiding the exercise and physical engagements are also the important factors for the most of Indians and these habits are responsible for making them prone to Arthritis. The surprising revelation has been come into light which is also shocking as it says that people as young as in their 30 also have becoming victims of arthritis.

Less physical activity makes Indians more prone to arthritis (October 12 is World Arthritis Day)

October 11, 2013 at 5:16 PM

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) More and more Indians are prone to arthritis as they don't exercise and this is also affecting people as young as in their 30s. Experts said Indians need to do more physical exercise and not ignore the initial symptoms.

Rudeness tops list of most hated pet peeves

October 8, 2013 at 12:52 PM

London, Oct. 8 (ANI): A new survey has found that the majority of people are easily frustrated by bad manners and rudeness.

'Arthritis countering' copper bracelets and magnet wrist straps 'a farce'

September 17, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Washington, Sept. 17 (ANI): Copper bracelets and magnet wrist straps don't have any real effect on pain, swelling, or disease progression in rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new research.

Moderate 5 hours a week exercise doesn't up risk of knee osteoarthritis

August 30, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): Engaging in moderate physical activity up to two and a half hours a week does not increase the risk of developing knee osteoarthritis over a 6-year follow-up period in adults age 45 and older, a new study has revealed.

Broccoli could help prevent osteoarthritis: Study

August 28, 2013 at 5:28 PM

London, Aug 28 (IANS) A compound found in broccoli could be key to preventing or slowing the progress of the most common form of arthritis, according to new research.

Eating oily fish once a week 'halves rheumatoid arthritis risk'

August 13, 2013 at 2:50 PM

London, Aug 13 (ANI): Eating at least one portion of oily fish once a week could halve the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a new study has revealed.

Arthritis patient spends nine hours on Swiss Ball

June 26, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Agra, June 26 (IANS) Agra pathologist Pramod Katara, suffering from acute arthritis, said Wednesday that he had set a new record after sitting for nine hours on a Swiss Ball.

Why older people are prone to developing joint disorders

June 12, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Washington, June 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed that scheduled exercise, regular meals and the periodic warming and cooling of joints could relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis in older people.

Exercise can help combat arthritis

June 8, 2013 at 11:05 AM

London, June 8 (ANI): Millions of people suffering from arthritis can improve their health by committing themselves to do regular work-outs, according to doctors.

Statins can cut arthritis risk by half

May 28, 2013 at 2:04 PM

London, May 28 (ANI): In a major study, a daily dose of cholesterol-lowering drug statins has been shown to more than halve the chances of getting arthritis.

Common foot deformities like bunion could be inherited

May 20, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Washington, May 20 (ANI): White men and women of European descent inherit common foot disorders, such as bunions (hallux valgus) and lesser toe deformities, including hammer or claw toe, a new study has revealed.

Arthritis could be less painful with new synthetic oil

May 3, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Boston, May 3 (IANS) Scientists have created a synthetic polymer that functions as a joint lubricant aimed at providing relief to arthritis patients, says a study.

Even light smoking can trigger rheumatoid arthritis

April 23, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Washington, April 23 (ANI): New research shows smoking even a small number of cigarettes a day over a period of years greatly boosts the odds of developing rheumatoid arthritis, not to mention a host of other health problems.

Smoking doubles risk of women getting rheumatoid arthritis

April 22, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Melbourne, Apr. 22 (ANI): Smoking just a few cigarettes a day can double the chances of a woman to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, a research has shown.

'Mobility shoes' lets knee osteoarthritis sufferers walk away from pain

April 11, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Washington, April 11 (ANI): A simple pair of flat, flexible footwear (mobility shoes) could help patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) walk better, a study has found.

Lifestyle factors influence risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis

March 19, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Washington, March 19 (ANI): A team of researchers in Manchester have found that lifestyle factors including smoking, obesity and diabetes, increase an individual's chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

Moderate drinking may help reduce fibromyalgia symptoms

March 15, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Washington, March 15 (ANI): In a study, low and moderate drinkers of alcohol reported lower severity of symptoms of fibromyalgia than teetotallers.

'Bee venom shots could kill backache'

February 19, 2013 at 5:45 PM

London, Feb 19 (IANS) Bee venom shots could kill backaches by reducing inflammation, says a British study.

New drug target for rheumatoid arthritis identified

January 26, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Washington, January 26 (ANI): Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City have identified a protein, known as IRHOM2, as the potential new target for drugs to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Beat arthritis with daily exercise

December 31, 2012 at 7:57 PM

London, Dec 31 (IANS) Millions of people suffering from arthritis can beat it with regular exercise and early treatment, a research has found.

Arthritis drugs may help cure Alzheimer's

December 20, 2012 at 2:29 PM

London, December 20(ANI): Experts believe drugs for arthritis could also be used to treat dementia.

'Walking on marbles' to soon become thing of past for arthritis patients

December 5, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Washington, November 28 (ANI): Researchers will be undertaking a new stage of a study aimed at improving the health and mobility of those suffering from the common complaint of "walking on marbles" associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in the feet, it has been revealed.

Headway in understanding DISH arthritis

December 4, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) A long-awaited breakthrough in understanding a common form of arthritis will help pave the way to more effective treatment that has eluded scientists until now.

Gene discovery shows promise in arthritis cure

November 17, 2012 at 12:18 PM

London, November 17 (ANI): Scientists at Manchester University have revealed that they have discovered 14 genes that lead to rheumatoid arthritis, making a major breakthrough in their bid to find a cure for the condition.

Why women are more susceptible to arthritis than men

November 16, 2012 at 12:42 PM

London, November 16 (ANI): New genetic clues piecing together the arthritis puzzle of why more women succumb to the condition than men have been found by University of Manchester researchers, bringing potential treatments closer to reality.

No mountain too high for this paraclimber

October 10, 2012 at 2:12 PM

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Kumar Manikandan thinks the term physically-challenged means challenging life itself. The 26-year-old paraclimber from Bangalore has never felt the handicap to be a drag or a hurdle in life -- especially when he left 22 opponents from 13 countries behind to win the gold in the men's Arthritis and Neurological Physical Disability category at the International Federation of Sport Climbers Competition (IFSC) World Championship in Paris last month.

Cherries lower gout attacks by a third

September 28, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Washington, Sep 28 (IANS) Patients with gout who consumed cherries over a two-day period showed a 35 percent lower risk of gout attacks, as compared to those who did not eat the fruit.

Gene flaw may be linked to low back pain

September 22, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Researchers have identified a gene flaw, which is likely to link with disc problems that are one of the common causes of lower back pain....

Gene flaw 'may be behind low back pain'

September 22, 2012 at 1:31 PM

London, September 22 (ANI): Researchers have identified a gene flaw linked to disc problems that are a common cause of lower back pain.

Ballpoint-like pen could banish arthritis pain

August 29, 2012 at 12:11 PM

London, August 29 (ANI): A new pain-blasting "pen" which uses freezing temperatures to shock nerves into hibernating and block pain signals could provide relief to millions crippled by arthritis.

New 'smart' drug uses patients' own body to beat arthritis

August 9, 2012 at 2:09 PM

London, August 9 (ANI): A scientist at Dusseldorf University in Germany has developed a potent new pill, which harnesses the body's natural inflammation-busting ability to beat crippling arthritis.

Frequent tipple halves rheumatoid arthritis risk

July 11, 2012 at 5:04 PM

London, July 11 (IANS) A pint of beer or a small glass of wine thrice a week halves risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition of the joints.

Stem cell jab shows promise in arthritis cure

July 10, 2012 at 3:20 PM

London, July 10 (ANI): A breakthrough treatment for arthritis using stem cells derived from body fat could see the end of years of pain for millions of sufferers.

Gene breakthrough gives new hope to millions of osteoarthritis sufferers

July 3, 2012 at 1:10 PM

London, July 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered eight new genes that put people at risk of developing osteoarthritis, a crippling disease that affects eight million people.

Low calorie diet could help arthritis sufferers

June 19, 2012 at 7:51 PM

London, June 19 (ANI): A simple diet, which is very low on calorie and high in protein combined with regular exercise, could end the misery of arthritis for millions of sufferers, according to new research.

Tart cherries could help reduce osteoarthritis inflammation

May 31, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Washington, May 31 (ANI): Tart cherries may help reduce chronic inflammation, especially in people suffering from debilitating joint pain and arthritis, according to new research.

Hope for arthritis treatment

May 28, 2012 at 9:11 PM

London, May 28 (IANS) Hip replacements for some patients could be a thing of the past after surgeons pioneered a new stem cell procedure to tackle a bone disease that leads to arthritis, The Independent reported Monday.

Arthritis drug found effective in amoebic dysentery

May 21, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Washington, May 21 (IANS) Scientists have identified an arthritis drug that acts very effectively against a parasite causing amoebic dysentery and liver abscesses, which kill over 70,000 people worldwide annually.

Arthritis drug is able to fight dysenteric death worldwide

May 21, 2012 at 1:26 PM

In a major development scientists have identified an existing drug that is effective against Entamoeba histolytica, the parasite responsible for causing amebic dysentery and liver abscesses that is responsible for the death of more than 70,000 people worldwide every year.

Arthritis drug could also help combat major cause of dysenteric death worldwide

May 21, 2012 at 12:03 PM

London, May 21 (ANI): Scientists have identified an existing drug that is effective against Entamoeba histolytica, the parasite which causes amebic dysentery and liver abscesses and results in the death of more than 70,000 people worldwide each year.

Most senior citizens in Delhi NCR have bone ailments: Study

May 10, 2012 at 10:22 PM

New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) As many as 85 percent of senior citizens in the national capital region (NCR) have bone and joint ailments, restricting their mobility, a study released here Thursday said demanding a national programme to deal with the issue.

Arthritis: key discovery can pave way for better treatment

May 2, 2012 at 1:15 PM

A new discovery has raised the hope for better treatment of arthritis. As per this discovery, muscle inflammation outside the joints is equally responsible for discomfort and reduced mobility in arthritis sufferers as swelling of the joint itself. This discovery can lead to the better treatment of the disease.

Discovery opens way to better arthritis treatment

May 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Sydney, May 2 (IANS) Muscle inflammation outside the joints is as much to blame for discomfort and poor mobility in arthritis sufferers as inflammation of the joint itself, says a new study. It potentially opens the way to better treatment.

Obesity epidemic behind rheumatoid arthritis

April 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) Obesity epidemic may be linked with the rising incidence of rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition which causes inflammation of the joints, especially among women, says a study.

New shot could reverse arthritis

April 8, 2012 at 5:21 PM

London, April 8 (IANS) The discovery of a new molecule kartogenin may help encourage damaged cartilage regenerate and reverse debilitating conditions like arthritis.

Molecule regrowing damaged cartilage 'may be new hope for arthritis cure'

April 6, 2012 at 1:54 PM

London. Apr 6 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have discovered a molecule that can "regrow" damaged cartilage, which has offered hope to millions of people crippled by arthritis.

What is Arthritis?

April 3, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Arthritis which is more commonly designated as the disease concerning joint pains or inflammation in the joints of our bones is a disease which make millions of people suffer all over the world. In most of the major types of arthritis the pain has a tendency to spread over adjoining parts of the body making the pain more unbearable.

Arthritis pill could hold key to beating heart disease

March 14, 2012 at 9:34 PM

London, March 14 (ANI): Researchers have found that inflammation plays a major role in the development of coronary heart disease.

Arthritis pill could hold key to beating heart disease

March 14, 2012 at 4:04 PM

London, March 14 (ANI): Researchers have found that inflammation plays a major role in the development of coronary heart disease.

Leech Therapy: a natural way to cure diseases

February 28, 2012 at 7:04 PM

With the rising popularity of naturopathy among common people, the leech therapy is also being used at broad scale in not only detoxifying the body but also in some special cases of surgery where there is a chance of blood clot.......

Leach Therapy: a natural way to cure diseases

February 28, 2012 at 7:04 PM

With the rising popularity of naturopathy among common people, the leach therapy is also being used at broad scale in not only detoxifying the body but also in some special cases of surgery where there is a chance of blood clot.......

Exercise in early 20s may cut osteoporosis risk

February 14, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Increased physical exercise in the early twenties augments bone development and may trim down the risk of fractures in later life, a new study has revealed.

Juvenile arthritis quadruples cancer risk in kids

February 13, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are four times likelier to have cancer than those without the disease, researchers have revealed.

Rheumatoid arthritis drug halts organ damage in inflammatory genetic disorder

February 11, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Kineret (anakinra), a medication approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, effectively blocks progression of organ damage in people with neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID), a new study has revealed.

Shortened ends of chromosomes may be behind osteoarthritis

January 16, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Abnormally shortened ends of chromosomes could be the underlying reason behind development of osteoarthritis, a new study has revealed.

Shortened ends of chromosomes may be behind osteoarthritis

January 16, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Abnormally shortened ends of chromosomes could be the underlying reason behind development of osteoarthritis, a new study has revealed.

63pc women complain of knee pain

December 19, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): More than half of middle-aged and mature women suffer from knee pain, a new study has revealed.

Exercise, even without weight loss, eases arthritis in obese mice

September 28, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Exercise improves arthritis symptoms even among obese mice on a high-fat diet, scientists have found.

Lack of 'bouncer' protein behind onset of rheumatoid arthritis

September 8, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the immune cells of people with rheumatoid arthritis become hyperactive and attack the joints and bones because they have lost their 'bouncer' protein.

Arthritis sufferers at increased risk of dying due to cardiovascular disease

August 15, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Washington, August 15 (ANI): A new five-year study has indicated that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) sufferers are at an increased risk of dying due to cardiovascular disease.

More than half of women and 40 pc of men with arthritis are couch potatoes

August 11, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Being physically active is one of best ways people with arthritis can improve their health, but researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have found that more than half of women and 40 percent of men with arthritis are virtually couch potatoes.

Men who smoke less likely to need joint replacement surgery of hip or knee

July 8, 2011 at 7:56 PM

Washington, July 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that men who smoke are at a lesser risk of undergoing total joint replacement surgery than those who never smoked.

Yoga benefits people suffering from fibrolmyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis

May 27, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Washington, May 27 (ANI): Two studies have suggested that individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia who practice yoga showed statistically significant improvements in disease activity.

Adults with arthritis have worse health related quality of life

April 29, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Washington, April 29 (ANI): A study has indicated that the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for adults with arthritis is much worse than for those without this condition.

Arthritis drug could help treat skin cancer

March 24, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers at University of East Anglia (UEA) and Children's Hospital Boston have made a breakthrough discovery that promises an effective new treatment for one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

Obesity, knee osteoarthritis cut down healthy years of life

February 16, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Obesity and knee osteoarthritis (OA) shorten healthy years of older people's lives, says a new study.

Poor sleep quality linked to greater disability in rheumatoid arthritis patients

February 16, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Researchers have found that poor sleep quality is associated with higher levels of depressive symptoms, greater pain severity, increased fatigue, and greater functional disability in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

Low socioeconomic status 'ups depression risk in rheumatoid arthritis patients'

January 27, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Low socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with higher risk of depressive symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study has confirmed.

High physical activity helps people with knee osteoarthritis walk faster

January 19, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): People with knee osteoarthritis are more likely to walk fast enough if they lead physically active lives, a new Northwestern Medicine research has shown.

Measles virus plays key role in Paget's disease of bone

January 15, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A team of researchers, led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, have found that a gene from the measles virus plays a key role in the development of Paget's disease of bone.

Positive outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis linked to early diagnosis

November 24, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has found that positive outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are closely linked to early diagnosis and treatment with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs).

Lower back, foot pain linked to more severe knee osteoarthritis symptoms

November 18, 2010 at 3:46 PM

Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Patients suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee who also have pain in other joints are more likely to experience greater knee pain, says a new study.

Umbilical cord cells may be useful in arthritis treatment

November 16, 2010 at 1:47 PM

Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that umbilical cord stem cells can used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Statins of 'no use for general pediatric lupus population'

November 8, 2010 at 1:40 PM

Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): Routinely using statins doesn't provide enough benefit to warrant their regular use in children and adolescents, reports a study.

Tai Chi improves arthritis pain, fatigue, stiffness: Study

November 8, 2010 at 11:10 AM

Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): Participants who were recruited in the largest study of the Arthritis Foundation's Tai Chi program, have shown improvement in pain, fatigue, stiffness and sense of well-being.

New classification criteria of rheumatoid arthritis to allow early diagnosis

August 11, 2010 at 4:03 PM

Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): The American College of Rheumatology have announced a new classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis, which will allow for early detection of the disease, before joints get damaged.

New study provides insight into how pain occurs

July 30, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Washington, July 30 (ANI): The first direct evidence of linkage between elevated intrinsic (resting-state) brain connectivity and spontaneous pain intensity in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) has been provided by a recent study.

Arthritis patients should stick to exercise to improve physical function

July 28, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Washington, July 28 (ANI): Patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or hip should stick to physically active lifestyle to improve their physical function and reduce pain, suggests a new study.

'Brits being denied crucial cancer drugs to save money'

July 26, 2010 at 2:02 PM

London, July 26 (ANI): A new report is set to reveal that thousands of Britons are being denied access to drugs crucial in cancer treatments.

Doubt cast on arthritis-related back pain management

July 24, 2010 at 4:10 PM

Washington, July 24 (ANI): A new research suggests that slavishly following long-held guidelines for diagnosing the cause of arthritis-related back pain is resulting in excessive tests, delays in pain relief and wasteful spending of as much as 10,000 dollars per patient.

Aerobic exercise beneficial for rheumatoid arthritis patients

June 25, 2010 at 1:15 PM

Washington, June 25 (ANI): Cardio-respiratory aerobic exercise is safe for patients with stable rheumatoid arthritis (RA), suggest researchers in France.

72pc of women with rheumatoid arthritis worldwide suffer pain daily

June 17, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Washington, June 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that almost three quarters (72 percent) of women with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) suffer pain daily, despite the fact that three quarters (75 percent) receive pain relief medication. urthermore, the physical pain appears to affect women to such an extent that it impacts negatively on emotional and social aspects of their lives.

Antibiotic regimen found effective for Chlamydia-induced reactive arthritis

April 29, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A combination of antibiotics has been found to be an effective treatment for Chlamydia-induced reactive arthritis, a major step forward in the management, and possibly cure, of this disease, say researchers from University of South Florida College of Medicine.

Obesity linked to increased fibromyalgia risk

April 29, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): Norwegian University of Science and Technology scientists have established a link between the level of leisure time physical exercise and a future risk of developing fibromyalgia.

Arthritis hurts African Americans and Hispanics more than whites

April 17, 2010 at 2:14 PM

Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new report has revealed that arthritis causes more problems for African Americans and Hispanics than for whites.

Osteoarthritis tied to unequal length of leg

April 1, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): Arthritis in the knee is linked to the common trait of having one leg that is longer than the other, claims a new study.

Uric acid levels, obesity, alcohol use among factors linked to women's gout risk?

March 31, 2010 at 10:39 AM

Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): Women with serum uric acid levels over 5 mg/dl have a significantly lower risk of developing gout than men, Boston University School of Medicine have discovered.

Light, flat shoes a safe bet for arthritic knees

March 25, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Flatter shoes with more flexible soles are easier on the knees than clogs or walking shoes, and may offer relief to people with osteoarthritis, says a new study.