Have you got painful joints? These seven hand exercises could relieve arthritis symptoms

ARTHRITIS symptoms include joint pain and inflammation. These simple hand and finger exercises could help to relieve some of the painful effects of the common condition.
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Publication date: Available online 19 November 2018Source: Brain, Behavior, and ImmunityAuthor(s): Sarah A. Woller, Cody Ocheltree, Stephanie Y. Wong, Anthony Bui, Yuya Fujita, Gilson Gonçalves dos Santos, Tony L. Yaksh, Maripat CorrAbstractIn rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain can persist despite resolution of swelling. Similarly, in the murine K/BxN serum transfer model, a persistent tactile allodynia is observed after the resolution of joint inflammation (post-inflammatory pain) in male mice. Here, we found female wild type (WT) mice show inflammatory, but reduced post-inflammatory tactile allodynia. The transition...
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 November 2018Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical AnalysisAuthor(s): Hai-fang Chen, Chen Zhang, Yun Yao, Jun-mao Li, Wen-di Du, Mu-lan Li, Bei Wu, Shi-lin Yang, Yu-lin Feng, Wu-gang ZhangAbstractTongFengTangSan (TFTS), a traditional Tibetan medicine comprising of Tinospora sinensis (TS), Terminalia chebula Retz (TC) and Trogopterori faeces (TF), is used to treat joint diseases like gout, gout arthritis, swelling, pain etc. Despite the significant therapeutic effects of TFTS, its pharmacological components and active ingredients have not been analyzed so far. Therefore, the ...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions: There is moderate-quality evidence that, compared with usual care, a structured education and neuromuscular exercise program improves physical function, quality of life, and the ability to perform activities of daily living. There is low-quality evidence that, compared with usual care, this type of program improves pain. Low-quality evidence suggests that, compared with patient education, a structured education and neuromuscular exercise program improves pain and physical function.A group-based structured education and neuromuscular exercise program may be cost-effective for the nonsurgical management of knee ...
Source: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ont Health Technol Assess Ser Source Type: research
ConclusionAcute surgical repair of quadriceps tendon ruptures provides better knee function, in comparison to the surgical restoration of patellar tendon rupture.Level of evidenceLevel III, retrospective comparative study.
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Conclusion: Strategies to optimize administration of disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs should be systematically investigated.What is Known:•Repeated parenteral administration of drugs is burdensome for children with rheumatic diseases.What is New:•Needle fear should be investigated systematically to optimize administration of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs.
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
ARTHRITIS can be worsened by not looking after the joints properly, so it ’s important to protect them in order to control the condition and alleviate pain. Follow these five tips.
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This study assessed the efficacy and safety of tofacitinib in Chinese patients with RA enrolled in Phase 3 and long-term extension (LTE) studies. Methods: ORAL Sync was a 1-year, randomized, placebo-controlled, Phase 3 trial. Patients received tofacitinib 5 or 10 mg twice daily (BID) or placebo advanced to tofacitinib 5 or 10 mg BID at 3 or 6 months. All patients remained on ≥1 background conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drug. ORAL Sequel is an open-label LTE study (data-cut: March 2015; data collection and analyses were ongoing, and study database was not locked at the time of analysis; study...
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2018Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and TraumaAuthor(s): Raju Vaishya, Ankur Kansagra, Vipul Vijay, Abhishek Vaish, Amit Kumar AgarwalAbstractOsteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the knee joint affects subchondral bone first, and then it involves the articular cartilage. It can cause pain, effusion and loose body formation. Nonoperative treatment is for the stable lesion, but if the lesion is unstable and symptomatic, then operative management is needed. Short term goal of the treatment is pain relief, and the long-term goal is the prevention of early arthritis. Surgica...
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2018Source: Joint Bone Spine, Volume 85, Issue 6Author(s): Bilade Cherqaoui, Linda Rossi-Semerano, Sophie Georgin-Lavialle, Perrine Dusser, Caroline Galeotti, Maryam Piram, Véronique Hentgen, Isabelle Touitou, Isabelle Koné-PautAbstractObjectivesChildren with Familial Mediterranean fever may suffer from musculoskeletal involvement, somewhat difficult to distinguish from juvenile spondyloarthritis. The association of these two diseases has been scarcely reported in children. Objective of this work was to define the association of familial Mediterranean fever and juvenile spondyloarth...
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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