Tag Archives: hand arthritis

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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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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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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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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