Best supplements for arthritis: Could this plant extract ease your joint pain?
BEST SUPPLEMENTS for arthritis: In the UK, more than 10 million people have arthritis or other, similar conditions that affect the joints. While there is no cure, certain supplements can alleviate symptoms, including a certain plant extract.
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Mehana E. El-Sayed, Khafaga F. Asmaa, El-Blehi S. SamarAbstractExtensive degeneration of articular cartilage (AC) is a primary event in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA) and other types of joint and bone inflammation. OA results in the loss of joint function, usually accompanied by severe pain, and are the most common type of arthritis, affecting more than 10% of adults. The characteristic signs of OA are progressive cartilage destruction and, eventually, complete loss of chondrocytes. A key enzyme responsible for these degenerative chan...
ConclusionsFurther studies are needed to better describe the correlation between genotype and phenotype in patients with PAPA syndrome and with PAPA syndrome associated with FMF, considering that the presence of mutations in both genes may amplify clinical presentation and evolution of both diseases.
Conditions: Rheumatoid Arthritis; Psoriatic Arthritis; Pain Interventions: Behavioral: Yoga-mindfulness; Behavioral: Patient education and physiotherapy Sponsors: Jon Lampa; Örebro County Council Not yet recruiting
A 50-year-old female with history of rheumatoid arthritis presented with a large nodule on right medial knee. The lesion had been present for several years and was progressively growing causing her pain. Recently the lesion had begun to ulcerate and drain a yellow liquid. The patient was on methotrexate 20 mg weekly, hydroxychloroquine 200 mg daily, and prednisone 5 mg daily for her rheumatoid arthritis. On her right medial knee, she had a 6.8 cm soft, slightly compressible, yellowish nodule. The lesion was surgically resected under local anesthesia and the defect primarily repaired.
Psoriasis is a chronic, systemic, inflammatory disease involving skin, nails, and joints. Nail psoriasis may lead to many difficulties in daily activities including work and impairment in quality of life and may also be the cause of severe pain, anxiety and depression. A 66-year-old woman with a history of seronegative arthritis receiving methotrexate presented with severe ungual dystrophy affecting all 20 nails. Clinical examination revealed subungual hyperkeratosis, salmon patches, periungual erythema, onycholysis and nail crumbling.
We describe the case of a 37-year-old man with a 20-year history of psoriatic arthritis. The patient presented with abdominal pain, watery diarrhea with mild hematochezia, and a reported 24-pound unintentional weight loss over the past five months. Of note, the patient began treatment with etanercept five months earlier after discontinuation of infliximab for his psoriatic arthritis symptoms. Colonoscopy with terminal ileum intubation revealed active colitis and intestinal biopsy results showed marked ulcerations and non-caseating granulomas, indicative of CD. Etanercept was subsequently discontinued and the patient was st...
SUPPLEMENTS have been shown to provide a wide-range of health benefits, particularly in alleviating the symptoms associated with arthritis. Growing evidence points to the useful application of an ancient remedy in reducing symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xiu-feng GU, Fei WANG, Yan-yan ZHANGAbstractObjectiveTo compare the therapeutic effect difference among dog-day moxibustion on herbs, ordinary moxibution and routine western medication in treating knee-joint osteoarthritis of yang deficiency and congealing cold type.MethodsA total of 90 patients with knee-joint osteoarthritis of yang deficiency and congealing cold type were divided into dog-day moxibustion group, ordinary moxibution group and western medication group according to the registration order, and there w...
Sammy Margo, a physiotherapist in North London, and Dr Rod Hughes, a consultant rheumatologist, give the lowdown on gadgets and remedies for the pain. We then rated them.
ConclusionPain improved considerably in both arms over 60 months. While ITT analysis revealed no statistically significant differences in TKR use, greater TKR utilization in those receiving APM merits further study.