Having arthritis can make it hard to do many simple tasks in the office, from holding a pen to typing to opening a door. Using simple tools and gadgets can help ease your frustration and allow you to work more comfortably.
What you wear may be taking a toll on your back. WebMD shows you how to choose back-friendly accessories to reduce the risk of injury and pain.
Chiropractic treatments may help relieve some kinds of pain through spinal manipulations and other therapies. Find out from WebMD if chiropractic might be right for you.
Track DMARD Effects
DMARDs are a standard treatment for RA, but their effectiveness needs to be regularly evaluated and side effects monitored. Learn what you need to do to stay well on DMARDs.
Do Hand Exercises
Hand exercises can help strengthen your hands and maintain flexibility and range of motion.
In occupational therapy (OT), you adapt work, home duties, and hobbies so you can do them despite pain or mobility issues -- and keep your independence.
Give DMARDs Time
DMARDs are drugs that suppress the immune system in order to slow or even stop joint damage if you have rheumatoid arthritis. Here's information to help you understand how they work and help you talk with your doctor about your treatment for RA.
Make Pain Meds Work
You likely take pain meds. Have you gotten complacent about how you use them? Brush up on the habits you need to help pain meds work. And make it a goal to pay attention to small acts that might be sabotaging your pain management.
Use Preventive Meds
Preventive medicines can help stop migraines from happening or reduce their intensity. Might they work for you? Here's info you can use to talk to your doctor about preventive meds for migraines.
Capsaicin - Topic Overview
What is capsaicin?Capsaicin is the ingredient found in different types of peppers, such as cayenne peppers, that makes the peppers hot. You can eat it in raw or cooked peppers or as a dried powder, which you can add to food or drinks. It also is available as a dietary supplement and in topical creams that you apply to your skin.What is capsaicin used for?When a capsaicin cream or ointment is used