Minimize the impact your Arthritis

by Josh

Minimize the impact your Arthritis

There is a lot you can do to minimize the impact your arthritis might have on family life and raising your children. A person with arthritis will need to remember that being there for the child is much more important than being a super active parent. If you pace yourself and prioritize you will be surprised at how much you can achieve successfully. Be open with your family members about your arthritis – explain how it affects you so that they recognize when you may need extra understanding and support.

It's exciting to find a long-term study that supports the connection between running and good joint health, but I wonder how many other docs and medical organizations are ready to take up the cause. To check up, I call Patience White, M.D., the chief public health officer of the Arthritis Foundation. I tell her about the Fifty Plus runners, and ask if she's surprised by the results. "That study makes complete sense to me," Dr. White says. "People with pain in their joints imagine that runners must have even more pain, but we have lots of good data to show that running doesn't cause arthritis."Arthritis


If you or someone you know has arthritis, you may know all too well the impact that pain can have. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), one of the main focuses of treating or managing arthritis is in fact to control that pain. While there are many different forms of treatment for arthritis pain, there have been some studies which have shown the benefits of massage. The Arthritis Foundation ( AF ) provides some information behind these studies and discusses the benefits of massage For some people with arthritis, massage can be used as a natural or alternative treatment for pain.

The late 1940s members of the American Rheumatism Association, a group of about 300 U.S. physicians focused on treating rheumatic disease, met to discuss the creation of a national effort to understand and cure arthritis. At the time, there were few treatment options other than aspirin. Only six treatment and research centers and seven medical teaching facilities served the estimated 7 million people across the country suffering from rheumatic symptoms. To work for change, the doctors formed the Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation. A nationally prominent businessman and arthritis patient, Floyd Odlum, was recruited by his physician to chair the organization.

This patent application, filed by the University of California, would protect a method of creating a particle that is both shaped like and acts similar to red blood cells naturally occurring in the human body. The template particle would have a concave discoid shape and have a bioactive agent implanted into a side of the particle. This particle would aid circulatory processes and contribute to oxygen replenishment in cells throughout the body. Although this application is solely assigned to the Regents of the University of California, the U.S. government does retain some rights through the awarding of two National Institutes of Health grants for this project.

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