Osteoarthritis is frequently dismissed. Treatment is palliative with a NSAID that is prescription or over the counter.
Synovial tissue is the target in RA. This tissue is located in tendons, ligaments and bursae as well as the joints.
Our heat is normal for Albuquerque, except for the nighttime heat which is 30 degrees higher than normal. Shoulders wear out. Lap swimming is the culprit
Our air conditioner stopped working.
The American College of Rheumatology sets the protocols for RA treatment.
My latest x-rays revealed severe arthritis in both shoulders. The worst part is getting the bra on.
Methotrexate use is being restricted in Texas. Politicians are dangerous when they start controlling the use of medication.
The third of us who need more help from RA treatment.
We think of osteoporosis as something women get in old age. Women who have rheumatoid arthritis are also at higher risk for developing osteoporosis.
The biologic drugs for rheumatoid arthritis have risks. But for many who have RA, the risks are worth it. With proper precautions the drugs can be taken safely.