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Simponi Aria Effectiveness And Safety

How effective is SIMPONI ARIA for Rheumatoid Arthritis? SIMPONI ARIA is a new medicine used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It is given into an arm vein, every two months over about thirty minutes. In a 14 week study of adults with moderately … Continue reading

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My hand hurts at night!

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome If pain runs up the palm of your hand and into all of your fingers except the little finger, especially at night or when using your hand in certain positions, there is a good chance that you have carpal tunnel syndrome. Tapping … Continue reading

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Screen Yourself for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Is your hand pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis? You can check for the possibility that you might have rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  Usually one or more finger knuckle joints is swollen. This swelling may be in the middle or large knuckles of your hands … Continue reading

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Why does my knee feel stiff after I sit for a while?

Your knee feels stiff and aches after you’ve been to a movie or resting for more than twenty or thirty minutes – why? In the past, this has been affectionately called ‘theater knee’, as you’ll see people who have been in the … Continue reading

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Infection Rates with Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications – TNF Drugs

What are TNF Blockers? The five medications below are often called called ‘TNF-blockers’ and are used for rheumatoid arthritis and certain other arthritic diseases (TNF stands for tumor necrosis factor, a protein – we all have naturally in our systems, but if … Continue reading

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Neck pain in the morning – no laughing matter

If you sit in a position where the head is held forward of the shoulders, such as reading or computer use, makes the upper back and shoulder muscles constantly work to hold the head up. Tension in the muscles builds … Continue reading

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Gout – it’s like pounding a nail into my big toe

“My big toe won’t even fit into my shoe!” I remember a 300 pound Hawaiian football player on crutches, tears in his eyes, with the toe of his tennis shoe cut out so it wouldn’t touch his foot.  The typical … Continue reading

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Thumb pain when gripping, grabbing or holding things

“It even hurts to hold a mug of coffee!” If you have  pain where the largest Painspot is located in the picture below, then you may have osteoarthritis (often called ‘wear-and-tear’ arthritis) at the base of the thumb joint. It … Continue reading

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Hip pain at night

If you have pain on the side of your hip at night, it might be due to bursitis (inflammation of a bursa). What is a bursa? A bursa is a small fluid filled cushion, usually quite flat, similar to a … Continue reading

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