Is calcium important for patients with arthritis? What about other vitamins?
Can RA go into remission?
would monthly simponi injections be better than biweekly humira injections for ankylosing spondylitis and do these 2 drugs prevent fusion of the spine in the long term
I have had PA for c.5 years and pretty much exhausted all the treatment options (due to lack of efficacy or side effect profile) – other than TNF inhibitors which my rhumatologist would like to put me on. Prior to doing so I would like to get a second opinion and discuss which TNF inhibitor might be best suited. As such I was wondering if you might suggest any of the rhumatologists the Arthritis Centre in having a particular specialization in PA and might have availability within the next month or so for an appointment. Thanks.
I noticed a question from April 2007 similar to mine. I have developed a distinct and painful Heberden’s Node on my little finger and see that more are developing on other fingers. I am 51 and in excellent health, weigh 125 pounds, exercise daily, but started taking 1200 mg calcium daiy a year ago due to results of my bone density scan. The calcium supplementation is the only thing I am doing differently and this condidition developed within about 6 months of starting the supplement. It has also caused constipation — something else that was not a problem before. I’m ready to throw out the calcium!
My wife has been diagnosed with Spondyloarthritis in her knee. No other joints are affected, is the diagnosis likely to be correct
My son has a severe case of acne that has caused an inflammation to occur in his joints. He is taking a steroid and an anti-inflmmatory. Has anyone else encountered this or know of a suggested treatment?
Is it possible to take remicade without taking methotrexate, or does it have to be taken in conjunction with methotrexate?
I am 83 and just had total knee replacement. I am experiencing alot of groin pain, is this normal?
My orthopaedic surgeon originally thought I would be a candidate for a partial knee replacement; however, discovered during my arthoscopic surgery that I had arthritis in both knee compartments and under the knee cap. I had 2 cortisone injections (June and July), now I am trying the Orthovisc injections (I had my first one last week with no relief and my second one today). The dr. mentioned that if I do not get any relief this week with the injection that we will probably not continue with the 3rd shot. What would be the main advantages/disadvantages of having a tkr at this time (I am 54).