Articles in the Joint Efforts Category

AS is… …more than just a pain in the butt.
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Posted in Joint Efforts on 25 August 2014
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From Joint Efforts

Ali was 20 when he first experienced lower back pain and stiffness. The symptoms were most noticeable in the morning but tended to fade away by mid morning. He could not remember any strain or trauma that started the pain but it just never
went away completely. Although Ali did speak to his friends about this discomfort, they all put it down to strain from football practice. He went to his doctor and was given some painkillers, which relieved the pain when he took them, but the pain returned when he stopped the painkillers. There were times when the pain generally got better, but at
other times it got much worse.

Biologics – Advances in arthritis care
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Posted in Joint Efforts on 6 August 2011
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Most medicines are created by combining chemicals. In the last century, scientists have produced a new breed of drugs that contain human or animal proteins. This class of drugs are called biologics, and have been used in the production of vaccines, cancer drugs and insulin. Over the last decade, biologics have emerged as a promising […]

Osteoporosis and Arthritis
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Posted in Joint Efforts on 31 July 2011
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WHAT IS OSTEOPOROSIS?

Osteoporosis is a disease of the skeleton which reduces bone strength and increases the risk of fracture. Most bones apart from the face and head can be affected by osteoporosis, but the most common sites of fracture are the hips, spine, wrists and ribs. Osteoporosis, or bone loss, is often called the silent disease because it arises without symptoms. The first sign we get of the disease is often a fracture.