Medical News Today: Best exercises for rheumatoid arthritis pain

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can benefit greatly from developing a daily exercise routine. Certain exercises can reduce RA pain, improve joint stiffness, and increase range of motion. In this article, we discuss the best types of exercise for RA, along with general exercise tips, and which exercises to avoid.
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Publication date: Available online 17 July 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical RheumatologyAuthor(s): Sizheng Steven Zhao, Stephen J. Duffield, Nicola J. GoodsonAbstractFibromyalgia (FM) is one of the most common conditions that rheumatologists encounter. It is characterised by chronic widespread pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances and impaired cognition. The prevalence of comorbid FM among populations with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are considerably higher than among the general population, with pooled prevalence estimates of 18–24% in RA, 14&n...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
This study aims to test the validity of PRWE in patients with RA.MethodSeventy ‐five patients with RA from a single outpatient clinic participated in the study. Patients filled out the Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire (MHOQ) and grip strength of both hands were measured. Patients filled out the PRWE questionnaire consecutively once for the dominant and once for the non‐ dominant hand. Correlations between PRWE and MHOQ and grip strength scores were analyzed by Spearman's correlation method.ResultsOur results demonstrated that there was a very strong correlation between the PRWE and the MHOQ and a moderate correlati...
Source: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionThe present study provides a corpus of knowledge considered essential for patients in the self-management of their arthritis. The selection of many items reflects recent emphasis on professional recommendations and the patients’ perspective. Future work should lead to the development of new updated KQs for patients with inflammatory arthritis.
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Authors: Blazar PE, Gancarczyk SM, Simmons BP Abstract Since the advent of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for rheumatoid arthritis, orthopedic surgeons see fewer patients in the office who require hand surgery. However, a significant number of patients still seek surgical intervention to improve pain and function. These patients often present with isolated soft tissue pathologies, but even bone and joint pathology require meticulous soft tissue handling in this cohort. This review highlights the principles and techniques relevant to the management of soft tissue deformity in rheumatoid hand and wrist surgery...
Source: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Am Acad Orthop Surg Source Type: research
Conclusion: Addition of MTX to adalimumab confers further therapeutic benefit in patients with RA, but not in those with PsA, suggesting differences in MTX effects in these two patient populations. Clinicaltrials.gov NCT01078090, NCT01077258, NCT01111240. PMID: 31311386 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Scand J Rheumatol Source Type: research
ConclusionsThere is limited experience of the design and implementation of trials for the prevention of inflammatory joint diseases. We discuss the rationale behind choice and duration of treatment and the challenges associated with defining the “at risk” state and offer pragmatic solutions in the protocol to enrolling subjects at risk of RA.Trial registrationCurrent Controlled Trials, ID:ISRCTN46017566. Registered on 4 July 2014.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This study included 200 consecutive adult RA patients. Clinical and laboratory investigations were performed. PROs including tender and swollen joint count, patient’s estimated pain, patient global assessment (PGA), validated Arabic version of the health assessment questionnaire (HAQ-A) as well as physician global assessment were considered. The disease activity score (DAS28) and simplified erosion narrowing score (SENS) were calculated. Patient health questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) was used to detect depression.ResultsThe patients’ mean age was 41.3 ± 11.9 years and disease duration 6.6 ± 4.9...
Source: The Egyptian Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Authors: Shono A, Mori S, Nakamura K, Yatomi A, Takada H, Tanaka H, Okano T, Morinobu A, Hirata KI Abstract An 80-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis presented with chest pain. Clinical examination revealed new-onset paroxysmal atrial fibrillation with symptomatic sinus pauses and worsening mitral regurgitation, which were both resistant to conventional therapies. Based on her skin lesions, an increase in pleural and pericardial effusion, possible myocardial involvement, and a positive finding for immune complex testing, rheumatoid vasculitis was diagnosed. Subsequent glucocorticoid therapy suppressed systemic...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Authors: Sakaguchi R, Fujikawa K, Okamoto M, Matsuo E, Matsumoto K, Uchida T, Shin-Ya K, Nakashima M, Mizokami A, Kawakami A Abstract A 44-year-old female with rheumatoid arthritis treated with methotrexate (MTX) and tocilizumab (TCZ) was admitted to our hospital with nasal pain. Nasal fiberscopy revealed septum perforation, while a membrane biopsy indicated granuloma and fibrinoid necrosis of the small artery. The patient was treated with prednisolone 30 mg/day after discontinuation of MTX and TCZ. Inguinal lymph node biopsy revealed diffuse infiltrations of atypical T-cells and Epstein-Barr virus-positive B cells...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
In this study, plasma cfDNA was extracted from the plasma of cardiac disease patients and the cfDNA fragment distribution as well as the relationships between cfDNA concentration and deoxyribonuclease I (DNase I) activity enzyme implicated in double-stranded DNA processing were examined. Results revealed that the cfDNA concentrations in patients with MI and cardiac angina were significantly higher than that in healthy control subjects. Microchip electrophoresis of plasma cfDNA revealed a single fragment (150–200 bp) in some healthy control subjects and three fragments (150–200 bp, 300–400 bp, and 50...
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
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