Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lisa Emrich's Posts

Trigger Finger: A Complication of RA and Diabetes

What is trigger finger?

Trigger finger (also called stenosing tenosynovitis or stenosing tendovaginitis) is a painful condition in which a finger or thumb becomes “locked” in place after it has been flexed. There may be clicking, popping, or a catching sensation in the affected finger, which becomes difficult... Read moreChevron

Benefits of Yoga for RA Patients

Rheumatoid arthritis affects more than joints; it can affect body organs, mental health, energy levels, and a person’s overall quality of life. It is important for a person living with RA to treat the disease and to stay as strong, flexible, and active as possible. That’s not always easy to do and oftentimes we’re on our... Read moreChevron

What Can I Do to Help my Loved One Who is Depressed or Suicidal?

With the shocking news last month that actor Robin Williams killed himself, many people in the country who had not been familiar with the dangers of depression may now realize that deep depression can lead to deadly actions. Depression does not discriminate, depression can make people feel hopeless, and depression can drive someone to killing... Read moreChevron

8 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Relationship Despite Chronic Illness

A diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis can be devastating not only for the patient, but for loved ones as well. There is a saying that when one person lives with RA, the family lives with RA. Disease is not a considerate member of the family and will often interfere, and seems to do its best to inflict harm on any relationship if given the chance.... Read moreChevron

Vitamin D Deficiency and RA Activity

Nobody would argue that rheumatoid arthritis is associated with pain. In fact, pain, tenderness, and swelling of the joints are some of the primary indications of disease activity. Nobody likes to hurt, and reducing pain and associated tissue damage are goals of RA treatment.


Pain is often the brain’s way of telling... Read moreChevron