Posts Tagged ‘Rheumatoid arthritis pain’

  • What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain?

    Discussing what causes rheumatoid arthritis pain. Research shows anti-citrullinated protein antibodies known as ACPA or anti-CCP act directly to cause pain.

  • Opioid Restrictions Versus Patient Needs

    Discussion of possible negative effects of opioid restrictions on people with legitimate need for medications. Excerpt of Kelly O’Neill Young’s BMJ article.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Persists

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain persists despite treatments that may reduce some symptoms. Disease activity measures ignore various aspects of disease activity.

  • Remaining Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Remaining Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis is pain that remains after medical treatment. Properly interpreting symptoms is fundamental to understanding RA / RD.

  • The Role of Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis is principal a sign of disease activity, but is often given less significance because other factors are easier to measure.

  • Frozen: Ice Pack Princess

    An ice pack is a necessary accessory for people with rheumatoid disease. Gel ice packs can reduce pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Chronic Pain vs. Recurrent Acute Pain in Rheumatoid Disease

    An honest examination shows pain related to rheumatoid disease may frequently be better described as recurrent acute pain than classic chronic pain. Is “chronic pain” the right way to describe Rheumatoid Disease pain? According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic pain is “any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. Whereas acute pain is a […]

  • Can Bones Hurt? Bone Pain and Rheumatoid Disease

     The main misconception about bones then, is that they are made up of dead tissue. This is not true, they have cells, nerves, blood vessels and pain receptors.1 Ever hear that bones can’t hurt? Did you ever have the flu or a fever and your bones just ached? It can be enough to make you […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain at Night

    Rheumatoid arthritis pain at night can interfere with sleep. However adequate rest is an important factor in managing RA / RD.

  • Chest Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Costochondritis Anyone?

    Severe chest pain can send you to the ER – unless you know it’s “just” the Rheumatoid This past week, someone turned up the volume on my chest pain. I was glad I’d heard other patients say they went to the ER for chest pain and it turned out to be “just” costochondritis. Maybe that […]

  • Crossing the Language Barrier of Pain Scales: #Rheum Blog Carnival

    If you either live with or study a rheumatological disease, then you know that pain is a ubiquitous symptom and an essential factor in evaluating disease activity. “Pain is a most important indicator of clinical status in rheumatoid arthritis (RA),” Arthritis and Rheumatism. While pain is the most obvious sign that something is not right, […]

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