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A recent study published in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases recently found that a Chinese herb known as thunder god vine may be an effective treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis. The study used 207 patients and observed their responses to the herb, the pharmaceutical drug methotrexate, and a combination of both.

After six months, the groups were assessed to see which achieved close to a fifty percent improvement in their pain and joint stiffness. Forty-six percent of the patients prescribed methotrexate noticed an improvement. This was lower than the fifty-five percent of participants given just the herb, and seventy-seven percent of those treated with both medications.

Characterized by stiffness and lack of mobility, Rheumatoid Arthritis is a painful condition that needs medical attention.  For treatment options, see podiatrist Dr. Brian Tedesco of New England Foot & Anke Specialists. Dr. Tedesco can take care of any foot conditions and determine a treatment plan that is right for you.

 

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s own immune system attacks the membranes surrounding the joints. Inflammation of the lining and eventually the destruction of the joint’s cartilage and bone occur, causing severe pain and immobility.

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Feet

Although RA usually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, almost 90 percent of cases result in pain in the foot or ankle area.

Symptoms

- Swelling & pain in the feet

- Stiffness in the feet

- Pain on the ball or sole of feet

- Joint shift and deformation

Diagnosis

Quick diagnosis of RA in the feet is important so that the podiatrist can treat the area effectively. Your doctor will ask you about your medical history, occupation, and lifestyle to determine the origin of the condition. Rheumatoid Factor tests help to determine if someone is affected by the disease.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices in Massachusetts. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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According to the scientific articles Nurses’ Health Study and the Nurses’ Health Study II, the chances of an individual contracting rheumatoid arthritis (RA) could increase based on dietary habits. The study found a 63% increase if the patient drinks soda on a regular basis. If the patient is over the age of 55, the risk can rise up to 164%.

The NHS studies involved 79,000 and 107,330 U.S. women, respectively. Every four years the participants were interviewed with approved questions on how often they drank soda. The data did not show any evident correlation between drinking diet soda and contracting RA.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a very painful disease. For foot and ankle care, visit podiatrist Dr. Brian Tedesco of New England Foot & Anke Specialists. Dr. Tedesco can treat your podiatric needs.                                                                                                                                             

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s own immune system attacks the membranes surrounding the joints. Inflammation of the lining and eventually the destruction of the joint’s cartilage and bone occurs, causing severe pain and immobility.

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Feet

Although RA usually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, almost 90 percent of cases result in pain in the foot or ankle area. Pain often initially presents in the toes before the condition worsens and spreads throughout the entire foot. Rheumatoid arthritis appears to be genetically inherited, so if you have a family history of RA, you may be predisposed to suffer from it as well.

Symptoms

- Swelling & pain in the feet

- Stiffness in the feet

- Pain on the ball or sole of feet

Diagnosis

Quick diagnosis of RA in the feet is important so that the podiatrist can treat the area effectively. Your doctor will ask you about your medical history, occupation, and lifestyle to determine the origin of the condition.

For more information about Rheumatoid Arthritis, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices in Reading, MA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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32 year old Mary Kaufman, has been contending with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) since the age of 12. Although Kaufman can and does suffer from painful symptoms, it does not stop her from entertaining an active lifestyle, including participation in 5K marathons.

Unfortunately, running is challenging for the Freeport, Illinois resident. Kaufman’s RA makes her especially prone to incurring stress fractures. However, thanks to a considerable amount of training and medication, Kaufman has strengthened her lower extremities. Kaufman has competed in two races in 2013 and hopes to double the amount this year, wishing to be an inspiration for others with the same condition.


Rheumatoid arthritis can be a debilitating condition. If you suffer from arthritis, see podiatrist Dr. Brian Tedesco of Complete Foot & Ankle Care. Dr. Tedesco can treat your foot and ankle related needs.

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s own immune system attacks the membranes surrounding the joints. Inflammation of the lining and eventually the destruction of the joint’s cartilage and bone occurs, causing severe pain and immobility.

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Feet

Although RA usually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, almost 90 percent of cases result in pain in the foot or ankle area. Pain often initially presents in the toes before the condition worsens and spreads throughout the entire foot. Rheumatoid arthritis appears to be genetically inherited, so if you have a family history of RA, you may be predisposed to suffer from it as well.

Symptoms

- Swelling & pain in the feet
- Stiffness in the feet
- Pain on the ball or sole of feet
- Joint shift and deformation

Diagnosis

Quick diagnosis of RA in the feet is important so that the podiatrist can treat the area effectively. Your doctor will ask you about your medical history, occupation, and lifestyle to determine the origin of the condition.

For more information about Rheumatoid Arthritis, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Reading, MA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about Rheumatoid Arthritis



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