Exercise for Rheumatoid Arthritis

My left elbow was one of the first major joints effected with RA. It was severely swollen, stiff and had poor range of motion. None of the specialist doctors that I spoke with mentioned the importance of movement through the joint to maintain it’s integrity. In fact, because my elbow was so painful they advised […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs NSAIDS

NSAID’s are one of the first things you take when you have RA pain. They are usually prescribed in early consultations with a Rheumatologist and are also encouraged by the staff at every pharmaceutical store.  They are widely available and widely used and used often. In fact, I regularly hear from people with RA who are […]

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Antibiotics and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Considered one of the cornerstones of modern medicine, antibiotics are certainly one of the most common and important treatments for a multitude of ailments. But there is a terrible and severe side effect of taking antibiotics that none of us give much thought to. In fact, so severe is the potential side effect of taking […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Here is the transcription of this Video: Good day, I’m Clint Paddison. Today I want to talk about one of my favorite topics in the world which is rheumatoid arthritis treatment. I had chronic rheumatoid arthritis for over five years, and so rheumatoid arthritis treatment is not just very close to my heart but very “close to my joints!” […]

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Rheumatoid Factor

Rheumatoid Factor (RF) is the autoantibody (antibody directed against an organisms’ own tissues) that is most relevant in Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is one of the initial tests that is used to determine if you have RA (after which it is fairly uncommon to have the test repeated). In addition to this simple blood test, the C-Reactive Protein […]

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