Medical News Today: Causes and home remedies for toe cramps

Toe cramps can have a variety of causes, including poor-fitting shoes, nerve damage, and arthritis. Learn more about the causes of toe cramps and how to treat them here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

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Researchers and students at Michigan Technological University have used a 3D printer to create adaptive aids for arthritis patients, which could help people perform daily tasks such as opening doors or getting dressed. The devices are a small fractio...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Geriatrics OTC Rehab Source Type: blogs
Authors: Martin CL, Browne JA Abstract Intra-articular corticosteroid injections have been used for decades in the management of symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee and remain a common practice. The pain relief from a steroid injection is thought to work by reducing inflammation within the arthritic knee. Substantial variability remains among providers with regard to the technique used to perform the procedure, including the site of the injection, the medications injected, and the level of sterility. The success of steroid injections in relieving arthritic knee pain most often occurs in the short term. However, ...
Source: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Am Acad Orthop Surg Source Type: research
Iatrogenic lymphoproliferative disorders have been described in patients receiving immunosuppressive/immunomodulatory agents outside the transplantation setting. Novel biological agents such as TNF-α blockers and JAK-inhibitors have also proven to be effective in many disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease), psoriasis, and others. A significant dilemma exists in those lymphoproliferative disorders associated with immunosuppressants and rheumatologic conditions, that relies on whether the association of the process is with the medication or the underl...
Source: The American Journal of Surgical Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There is persistence of synovitis both in patients on sDMARDs and bDMARDs in DAS28 clinical remission. This fact points to a discordance between DAS28 clinical remission and the imaging remission assessed by MSUS irrespective of the type of treatment. MSUS may be a feasible imaging method for the assessment of residual inflammation in daily rheumatology practice. PMID: 30534652 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research
Authors: Chiricozzi A PMID: 30526155 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This is the first study evaluating the relationship between serum ET-1 levels and cartilage morphology and clinical parameters, which did not show any conclusive result. Future studies, overcoming the limitations of this study, might provide a better understanding of the role of ET-1 in the pathogenesis of OA. PMID: 30530965 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research
Abstract Activins are dimeric glycoproteins belonging to the transforming growth factor beta superfamily and resulting from the assembly of two beta subunits, which may also be combined with alpha subunits to form inhibins. Activins were discovered in 1986 following the isolation of inhibins from porcine follicular fluid, and were characterized as ovarian hormones that stimulate follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) release by the pituitary gland. In particular, activin A was shown to be the isoform of greater physiological importance in humans. The current understanding of activin A surpasses the reproductive system...
Source: Physiological Reviews - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Physiol Rev Source Type: research
The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) assessment includes computerized adaptive tests (CATs) that assess function, pain, depression, and anxiety. The influence of mental health on patients' self-reported pain and function has not been explored using PROMIS in patients with symptomatic glenohumeral osteoarthritis.
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The present study shows that using infliximab further increases the risk of malignant lymphoma in patients receiving methotrexate therapy.
. PMID: 30526810 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundArthropathy of Down syndrome (DA) is largely under-recognized, with an average 2-year delay in diagnosis. Most patients present with polyarthritis, and treatment has historically been challenging.ObjectivesOur objective was to investigate the clinical features and treatment of DA in the largest cohort reported to date.MethodsIn a retrospective chart review at two tertiary care hospitals,International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision,clinical modification (ICD-9-CM) codes for Down syndrome (DS) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), between 1 January 1995 and 31 December 2015, were identified a...
Source: Pediatric Drugs - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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