In my last post, I wrote about the benefits and drawbacks of wearing splints and tried to give some suggestions for complying with a splinting regimen. I also thought that it might be helpful to talk about splinting for kids, and from a kid's perspective.
Splinting is a major treatment modality for kids. While it offers... Read more
The wrist is one of the most common joints to be affected by rheumatoid arthritis. In fact, about 75% of people with RA have arthritis in the wrists, marked by pain, inflammation, joint structure damage and loss of range of motion. Wrist splints, like splints for other joints, help stabilize the joint. There are many types of... Read more
Do women really have more severe arthritis than men? Are we more open or honest when answering questionnaires? Or are we just more likely to complain? Those are the questions raised for me by a research study published in the January issue of Arthritis Research... Read more
There was a huge amount of groundbreaking research and news to choose from. So I have grouped my choices into categories, rather than a standard top ten list. These are my choices, including the ones I think are the most exciting, the hottest topics, or the most thought provoking.
New drugs in development
In August, Pipex... Read more
A study published in the December issue of the Annals of Rheumatic Disease describe what many people with who have had RA may already know; that new drugs and more aggressive treatment with these drugs has improved the health status of people with RA over the last 15 years. ... Read more