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Most arthritis sufferers have to wait three years for diagnosis

A shocking new report has found that, on average, osteoarthritis sufferers have to wait three years to be diagnosed and referred for treatment. The charity Arthritis Care’s new report found that patients had to visit their doctor at least three times to be diagnosed with osteoarthritis and most suffered intolerable and constant pain for 2-3 […]

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New 80p-a-day pill for osteoarthritis

British scientists may have found a cheap way to help arthritis sufferers feel less pain. [quote]An 80p-a-day pill has been found to reduce the damage caused to knee joints by osteoarthritis by a third.[/quote] The new pill, called Protelosa, contains the chemical strontium ranelate, which is thought to encourage the body to produce cartilage. Protelosa […]

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Jackie had old bones in a young body

Jackie was still young when she was crippled by arthritis. BY Jackie Pereira 15 June, 2007 Old bones in young bodies When most people hear the word “Arthritis”, they think of elderly people with misshapen hands, bent backs and an inability to walk far or faster than a shuffle. While this can be true, it is only […]

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Menopause identified as trigger for new type of arthritis

A recent study has shed new light on a little-known type of arthritis known as ‘menopausal arthritis’, which effects women at the onset of the menopause and causes moderate to severe pain and swelling mainly in the fingers and wrists. The study (1), carried out in September 2005, was on women who were taking oestrogen inhibiting […]

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Painkillers pose risk to weak hearts

New studies show that the UK’s 8 million arthritis sufferers could be increasing their risk of heart attack through their use of NSAID’s. BY Amy Anderson 15 June, 2007 Several studies carried out in the last year have highlighted possible dangers of taking high doses of painkillers, namely taken by the UK’s 8 million arthritis sufferers. The […]

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Boswellia and Commiphora Cream – a natural anti-inflammatory formulation

A joint rub containing two ancient spices, Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense) and Commiphora Molmol (Myrrh), has been found to be successful at reducing joint pain and inflammation  What is our Boswellia and Commiphora Joint Rub? Boswellia and Commiphora Joint Rub contains two spices, Boswellia (Frankincense) and Commiphota (Myrrh) which have been formulated into a unique cream, have […]

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Arthritis – Osteoarthritis (OA)

What is osteoarthritis? BY Bruce Shane 6 July, 2007 the above image shows the wear and tear of a hip joint which leads to Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) – is the most common form of arthritis. It usually develops gradually, over time. Several different joints can be affected, but osteoarthritis is most frequently seen in the hands, knees, […]

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