A Day in the Life of a Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient
A day in the life of a rhumatoid arthritis patient.
Antimalarials for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug details for Antimalarial drugs for rheumatoid arthritis.
Gold Salts for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug details for Gold salts for rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Finger and Hand Surgeries - Topic Overview
There are several surgeries to correct joint problems in the hand caused by rheumatoid arthritis,including: Carpal tunnel release,which involves releasing or cutting a ligament in the wrist to relieve pressure on a nerve that runs through the middle of the wrist and supplies feeling to the hand (median nerve). Tendon release,which may be used to treat abnormal bending of fingers (flexion ...
Exercise for Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview
Exercise can reduce pain and improve function in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In addition,exercise may help prevent the buildup of scar tissue,which can lead to weakness and stiffness. 1 Exercise for arthritis takes three forms: stretching,strengthening,and conditioning. Stretching involves moving joint and muscle groups through and slightly beyond their normal range of motion ...
Medical History and Physical Exam for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Your medical history and current medical condition are important factors that help your health professional diagnose and/or evaluate rheumatoid arthritis. To assess your medical history, your health professional may ask:How long symptoms have been present and whether there has been any pattern to them.Whether there is a family history of arthritis.Whether there are any other general symptoms ...
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Neck Symptoms - Topic Overview
When rheumatoid arthritis affects the neck joints,particularly those located at the top of the spine,spinal cord complications can occur. Bones and joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis may dislocate and press on the spinal cord. Pressure can cause numbness,pain,tingling,weakness,loss of bowel or bladder control,and unusual head and neck sensations. Pressure may also obstruct blood ...
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Adult Treatments That May Be Used in Children - Topic Overview
Children who have severe and persistent juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA),during or even after treatment,may be considered for therapies that have been proved to be safe and effective for adult rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune disease but have yet to be fully studied for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Examples of such therapies include: Cyclosporine A. This is a cytotoxic medicine,...
Cyclophosphamide for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug details for Cyclophosphamide for rheumatoid arthritis.
Sulfasalazine for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Drug details for Sulfasalazine for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.