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Carol Eustice

Updated Articles and Resources

By Carol Eustice

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Tips for Dealing With Morning Stiffness Created: Thursday, June 02, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
      Morning stiffness is a common characteristic associated with arthritis. Here are some tips to help you deal with morning stiffness.
    • Morning Stiffness - What's the Significance in Arthritis? Created: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      Morning stiffness is a symptom that can help determine what type of arthritis you have. The duration of morning stiffness offers clues.
    • Facts About Analgesics (Painkillers) Created: Sunday, March 27, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      Analgesic medications are commonly referred to as painkillers. There are basically two kinds of analgesics: non-narcotics and narcotics.
    • Tylenol (Acetaminophen) - 10 Things You Should Know Created: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a popular painkiller. The maximum allowable dosage must be followed to reduce adverse side effects.
    • What Causes Joint Stiffness? Created: Friday, October 05, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      Joint stiffness is a common characteristic of arthritis. Other conditions are also associated with joint stiffness, so you should consult your doctor.
    • 6 Ways to Become Less Sedentary Created: Tuesday, February 02, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      Being sedentary is not optimal for your health. Here are ways arthritis patients can become less sedentary.
    • Is There a Gout Cure? Created: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      When people are diagnosed with gout, they want to know if there is a cure for the disease. Is there a gout cure?
    • The 6 Answers You Need to Understand Arthritis Treatment Created: Saturday, August 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Here are answers to six frequently asked questions about arthritis treatment. This shows you what you need to know.
    • What Is Stopain? Created: Thursday, August 07, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      Stopain is a topical analgesic product which comes in several formulations. Stopain is indicated for temporary relief of minor aches and pains.
    • Liver Function Tests Created: Friday, October 07, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      Doctors routinely order liver function tests to detect potential problems with certain arthritis medications, such as methotrexate.
    • First Visit to the Rheumatologist Created: Sunday, October 05, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      A rheumatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in arthritis and related diseases.
    • What Are Rheumatoid Nodules? Created: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      Rheumatoid nodules usually occur in active cases of rheumatoid arthritis. What is the significance of finding a rheumatoid nodule?
    • Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Gout Created: Monday, July 09, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      Gout symptoms are very painful and are caused by monosodium urate crystals in joints and surrounding tissues.
    • The Living With Arthritis Checklist Created: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      Living with arthritis can be a positive experience, even though it may be challenging at times. But, do you have everything you need?
    • What Is Rheumatoid Factor? Created: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      About 80% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis test positive for rheumatoid factor. The other 20% are classified as seronegative rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Rheumatoid Factor Blood Test Created: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      What do rheumatoid factor blood test results tell us? Can they be used to definitively diagnose rheumatoid arthritis?
    • Understanding Prescription Abbreviations Created: Saturday, March 26, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      Prescription abbreviations can be hard to understand. What do the commonly used prescription abbreviations mean?
    • Peripheral Neuropathy Explained Created: Friday, July 08, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      A five-part guide to peripheral neuropathy (damage to the peripheral nerves).
    • Lupus May Have Simple Cause Created: Friday, December 05, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      Lupus may be caused by a single genetic defect.
    • Gout Prevention and Treatment Created: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      Avoiding certain foods can help prevent gout. Certain medications help to control gout symptoms.
    • What Is the Difference Between Anabolic Steroids and Corticosteroids? Created: Monday, February 28, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      The term steroids is often misunderstood. There are different types of steroids.
    • Sedimentation Rate - What Is It? Created: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      A sedimentation rate is a blood test which detects nonspecific inflammation. It is often ordered when a doctor suspects arthritis.
    • What Are Osteophytes (Bone Spurs)? Created: Sunday, August 27, 2006 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      Osteophytes are also commonly known as bone spurs. Osteophytes develop in deteriorating joints damaged by arthritis.
    • Don't Ignore Arthritis Warning Signs Created: Monday, November 10, 2008 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      Arthritis signs should not be ignored. Consult with a doctor so that you can get an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
    • What Is Tommie Copper? Created: Saturday, December 29, 2012 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      Tommie Copper has a famous spokesperson in Montel Williams. What is Tommie Copper? What can the product do for you?
    • 7 Misconceptions About Arthritis Created: Friday, December 05, 2003 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      There are many misconceptions about arthritis. Here are some of the most common misconceptions.
    • What Is CPPD (Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Deposition Disease)? Created: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014
      CPPD (calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease) is a type of arthritis caused by deposits of calcium phosphate crystals in joints. CPPD is also known as pseudogout.
    • Voltaren Gel - What You Need to Know Created: Friday, November 09, 2007 Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014
      Voltaren Gel is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication in topical form used, mostly on knees and hands, to relieve arthritis pain and stiffness.
    • Voltaren Gel - 10 Things You Need to Know Created: Sunday, November 11, 2007 Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014
      Voltaren Gel is the first prescription topical treatment for osteoarthritis that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
    • Naproxen - What You Need to Know Created: Thursday, April 30, 2009 Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014
      Naproxen, classified as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is a popular arthritis medication but patients must be aware of potential side effects.
    • What Are Repetitive Stress Injuries? Created: Saturday, October 29, 2005 Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014
      Repetitive stress injuries are caused by overuse and repeated motions. The group of conditions primarily affect the soft tissues, including the nerves, tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
    • Reduce Intake of Purine-Rich Foods With Gout Created: Monday, April 14, 2003 Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014
      Watching your diet is part of the solution for reducing gout attacks. Cutting back on purine-rich foods is recommended.

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