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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 normal sensation...Continue reading      28 Comments » Read more

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 forget all...Continue reading      22 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain at Night

Rest & Rheumatoid Arthritis / Disease have an illogical relationship Rheumatoid Arthritis pain at night is ironic. Rest is one of the most crucial weapons in fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) / Rheumatoid Disease (RD). Adequate rest is an important factor for most people with Rheumatoid Disease (PRD) as they push themselves to continue doing as much...Continue reading      38 Comments » Read more

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 prepared...Continue reading      93 Comments » Read more

It’s Just Pain, Right? No, Dr. No, It’s Not

No, it’s not just pain A letter from a fellow warrior reminded me of something I’ve been wanting to blog about since last summer. Today was technically my last day in the clinical trial. They were supposed to call me to check once more for adverse events because it’s day 210. Everything happens on a certain...Continue reading      26 Comments » Read more

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,...Continue reading      27 Comments » Read more

4 Funny Things about Pain Scale Charts

Pain is one of the most important symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis and many other conditions. Pain is the most obviously significant signal that something is wrong. However, pain is also the most difficult symptom to measure. Need for a pain scale Since pain is such an important indicator that something is “wrong,” we ought to find better...Continue reading      61 Comments » Read more
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