Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Adults Affected by Joint Pain, Stiffness: CDC Report

Oct. 18, 2021 — Conditions like arthritis and gout that cause stiff and painful joints affect almost 1 in 4 adults in the United States, a new federal report says, and the numbers are growing as the population gets older. As a result, many of these people — nearly 44% — are physically limited and … Read more

Secondhand Smoke May Raise Kids’ Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Aug. 23, 2021 — Did your parents light up when you were a kid? If so, you may have a higher risk of having rheumatoid arthritis as an adult, a new study suggests. Researchers found evidence that women whose parents smoked had a 75% higher risk of having the disorder. In people with rheumatoid … Read more

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for arthritis drug with 180-days exclusivity – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Drug firm Zydus Cadila on Monday said it has received final approval from the US health regulator to market Tofacitinib extended-release tablets, used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, in the American market. The company said it has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for the drug in 11 mg and … Read more

Traveling Pain-Free With Rheumatoid Arthritis

SOURCES: Arthritis Foundation: “Travel.” Lenore Frost, PhD, OTR/L, CHT, clinical assistant professor of occupational therapy, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn. Hospital for Special Surgery: “Traveling with Rheumatoid Arthritis This Holiday Season.” Darlene Lee, NP, nurse practitioner, practice manager, rheumatology clinic, University of California, San Francisco. Jane McCabe, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, occupational therapist, Certified Aging-in-Place specialist, … Read more

CBD for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: What You Should Know

SOURCES: National Psoriasis Foundation: “CBD for Psoriasis and PsA.” FDA: “What You Need to Know (And What We’re Working to Find Out) About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-derived Compounds, Including CBD,” “FDA warns 15 companies for illegally selling various products containing cannabidiol as agency details safety concerns,” “FDA Warns Companies Illegally Selling Over-the-Counter CBD Products … Read more

Tips for Managing Psoriatic Arthritis

Medical treatment for your psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is essential for managing symptoms and protecting your joints. But alongside therapies and regular checkups, there are daily practices you can also adopt to promote joint health and keep flare-ups at bay. Move your body. Exercise helps keep your joints loose and limber. Movement can also ease inflammation … Read more

Arthritis Pain and Sleep

The pain of arthritis makes it tough for many people to get a good night’s sleep. Worse yet, tossing and turning at night can actually increase the perception of pain. “There’s a reciprocal relationship between pain and poor sleep. The poorer people sleep, the more pain they tend to be in,” says Kevin Fontaine, PhD, … Read more

Arthritis at Work: Tips to Help You Get Through the Day

The day-to-day demands of work can pose many challenges when you have arthritis. That’s true whether you work at a desk job or a job that requires lifting and bending. Fortunately, a few simple principles can help most people get through the day without undue pain. Ergonomically designed chairs, desks, and specific equipment can also … Read more

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Higher Arthritis Risk

June 9, 2021 — Secondhand smoke appears linked to a higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis in those who were exposed to it during childhood and adulthood, according to a new study. Though rheumatoid arthritis is not a common disease, the findings may be particularly relevant for those already at increased risk due to family history, … Read more

Joint Pain, Aging, and Arthritis – Understand Your Pain

SOURCES: Elena Schiopu, MD, clinical associate professor, rheumatology and internal medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Abor. Practical Pain Management: “Pain Management and the Elderly.” Brett Smith, DO, rheumatologist, Alcoa, TN. American Journal of Nursing: “The Impact of Osteoarthritis in the United States: A Population-Health Perspective. Mayo Clinic: “Arthritis,” “Osteoarthritis,” “Rheumatoid arthritis.” CDC: “Smoking & Tobacco … Read more