Rheumatoid Arthritis

A Nation in Pain

Liam O’Toole | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liam O’Toole

Chronic pain is also often invisible, and as such it can be difficult for people to explain to their loved ones or health care professionals, putting up a barrier to getting the right support and treatments.

Mindfulness Can Help Ease the Pain and Distress of Arthritis

Dr Wendy Holden | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Wendy Holden

Anxiety and depression can significantly affect how well people with arthritis function and what will happen to them in the future. People with osteoarthritis of the knee and who have anxiety and depression and fear of the pain of arthritis have worse function than people who are not depressed or anxious.

More Must Be Done to Speed up Referral and Treatment of Inflammatory Arthritis

Dr Wendy Holden | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Wendy Holden

More than 10 million people in the UK have some form of arthritis. It is the leading cause of pain and disability, contributing to tens of millions of working days being lost due to sickness absence associated with the condition.

Hand Exercises Can Improve Grip Strength, Function, Pain and Fatigue in Women With Hand Osteoarthritis

Dr Wendy Holden | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Wendy Holden

Osteoarthritis is commonly called "wear and tear" of the joints and happens when the cartilage that surrounds the bone ends and normally protects the joints from impact becomes worn and thinner.

A World Where People Can Live Active Lives, Free From Arthritis Pain

Dr Wendy Holden | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Wendy Holden

This week marks National Arthritis Week, a critical moment in the history of the condition, which, I hope, will help to focus policymakers' attention on the plight of millions lacking mobility and experiencing pain as a result.

Why I Struggled Coming to Terms With Arthritis...And I Don't Even Have It

Anna Gillespie | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Gillespie

My mum has osteoarthritis and, as a result, she has to take tablets every day, can't walk for long distances and has sometimes struggled with everyday tasks she would have previously found easy.

Why Having Kids Could Boost Your Arthritis Risk

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you weren't already put off by your friend's horrific tales of childbirth or the noisy baby next door, there's a new reason why having children cou...

New Hair Loss 'Miracle Cure' Could Bring More Harm Than Good

Jonny Harris | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Harris

Following the story's publication the Belgravia research team carried out some further investigations into the drug to see if there was anything else alopecia sufferers should know about tofacitinib citrate. We uncovered some very interesting yet disturbing facts.

A Fish A Week Keeps Rheumatoid Arthritis At Bay

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Salmon and other Omega-3-rich fish have long since been touted as a good foodstuff to stave off heart disease, but a new benefit has been added to the...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers Have A Higher Risk Of Blood Clots

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It was reported recently that people with rheumatoid arthritis are having poor sleep due to the pain of the condition, but a newer concern has present...

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Great Progress Made But We Need to Do More

Alan Silman | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Silman

One of the biggest success stories in modern medicine of the past 20 years or so has been the development of a new class of drugs for severe rheumatoid arthritis called anti-tumour-necrosis (TNF) therapy.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers Losing Sleep Due to Pain

Reno Charlton | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Reno Charlton

Research was recently presented at the American College of Rheumatology indicating that lack of sleep caused by RA symptoms has been affecting overall quality of life for some sufferers, with women said to be affected on a greater level than men.

Female Smokers More Likely To Develop Arthritis, Study Suggests

PA | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Smoking just a few cigarettes a day can more than double a woman's risk of rheumatoid arthritis, research has shown. Compared with never-smokers, w...

Soaking Up The Sun 'May Cut Women's Arthritis Risk'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Soaking up the sun may reduce a woman's risk of rheumatoid arthritis, a study has shown. Over-exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can damag...

Arthritis Therapies 'Lack Scientific Evidence'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A report into the effectiveness of the complementary therapies that are commonly used for treating arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions has ...

New Report on Complementary Therapies for Arthritis reveals lack of scientific evidence

Alan Silman | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Silman

Arthritis Research UK has commissioned an evidence-based report looking at how effective complementary therapies are for treating arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Very little evidence was found in support of commonly-used therapies such as copper and magnetic therapy. But the therapies that were shown to be the most effective are...

Joint Concerns

Terry Land | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Terry Land

It turned out it wasn't gout, or osteoarthritis but something potentially nastier. The bloods revealed a high reading for rheumatoid factor. Jane was going to live the rest of her life battling rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis Sufferers - I Feel Your Pain

Amanda Willard | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Willard

I was diagnosed with Juvenile Chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis when I was 13 years old. So, to add to the pimples, terrible dress sense and tsunami of hormones, I had something else to contend with in the form of a crippling disease that no child expects will enter their life.

Around the World in 80 Days? Try 97 Around the British Isles Paddling in a Kayak!

Dr Martin Lee | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Sport
Dr Martin Lee

For 97 days I have sat in my kayak, raising money for the benefit of people living with rheumatoid arthritis and supporting the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) by paddling around the UK mainland. That's 570 hours on the water, 2,223 miles and 2,050,200 paddle strokes! Finished, fin, finire!!!

Could Drinking Alcohol Halve Risk Of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Good news for drinkers. Moderate consumption of alcohol has been associated with a reduced risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. According to a...

Me, Myself and I

Dr Martin Lee | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Sport
Dr Martin Lee

Today I'm enjoying a well deserved day off, having made the most of the gorgeous weather we had, and in less than five weeks, conquered Scotland.

New Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment 'Four Times More Likely' To Halt Progression

PA | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Clinical trial results described as "striking and exciting" could lead to new treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis. The antibody drug tociliz...

Arthritis Drug Linked To Dysentery 'Cure'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A common arthritis drug may prove an effective weapon against parasitic organisms responsible for dysentery, research suggests. Auranofin, marketed...

Round the Isles for Rheumatoid: One Man in a Kayak

Dr Martin Lee | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Sport
Dr Martin Lee

Unlike many, from an early age I was aware of what rheumatoid arthritis is. My auntie Maureen always struggled with everyday living and it was her daily battle with this incurable disease that inspired me to choose a career in medicine, specialising in rheumatology.

Gym-Maniacs: Health and Fitness is Not All About the 'Burn'

Collette Walsh | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Collette Walsh

Goodbye January. Perhaps the over-enthusiastic gym newbies can calm down now? Every year I observe with a wry smile - but more often frustration - as my local health club is packed to the rafters with sweating 'January gym-maniacs'. But why the frenzy at all? Going hell for leather, be it on treadmills or in spin classes etc, is never a good idea.