Biological therapy is used to treat many diseases and conditions associated with tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bones. It is the process of obtaining specific stem cells from patients, donors, or animals like fish, and reinjecting them into the patient’s disease-affected areas. The harvested stem cells are first spun in a centrifuge, which is a machine that separates plasma cell components so that only the vital plasma is used for the injection.
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the skin and joints. Skin can become itchy and scaly, and the inflamed joint areas can become stiff, swollen, and painful. It is estimated that as many as 30% of people who have psoriasis will also develop Psoriatic arthritis.
The association of osteoarthritis and incidence of fracture is significant. One major study observing the effects of osteoarthritis (OA) on the risk of fractures conducted in the UK discovered that the amount participants who had OA and experienced at least one fracture was almost double the amount of those who did not have osteoarthritis.
With all the joy that winter brings, the colder temperatures can have a negative effect on people suffering from arthritis. Whether you have osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, this pain can limit your ability to enjoy any normal activities requiring movement, meaning that following some helpful tips for managing arthritis pain in cold weather can help improve your quality of life.
Many people who suffer from osteoarthritis live with chronic pain on a daily basis. Pain is considered to be chronic when it lasts three to six months or longer, but unfortunately, arthritis pain can last a lifetime, and has no complete cure. For some it can be a constant pain, for others it may come and go or even be exacerbated by particular tasks. This pain can make it hard to perform daily activities everyone else takes for granted.
Many people take a daily multivitamin to help their overall health and well being, in some cases in relation to specific ailments or illnesses. Although the best way to get the relevant vitamins and nutrients you need is from your food and diet.
At some point in our life, we have had all dealt with stress. For many it can be a constant presence, and with everything that has happened throughout 2020, it’s understandable that many people have been feeling under a lot more stress than usual.
Social isolation is defined as the result of a small social network with few contacts. It has been reported in association with poor mental and physical health. There is an association between musculoskeletal pain and social isolation.
Self-efficacy is considered a core component in self-management. Self-efficacy is a personal judgement of how well one can execute courses of action required to deal with chronic processes. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the association between self-efficacy and health-related outcomes in osteoarthritis.