Arthritis / Rheumatology

Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis?

New research suggests that a bacterium found in cow’s milk and beef may lead to rheumatoid arthritis in people who are already genetically predisposed. The bacterium may be a common trigger for both rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. A bacterium found in milk may trigger rheumatoid arthritis in genetically predisposed people, suggests new research. Rheumatoid […]

Arthritis / Rheumatology Dermatology

What is palmar erythema?

Palmar erythema is a rare condition that makes the palms of the hands turn red. There are a few different causes for the condition, such as pregnancy and liver cirrhosis. Anyone experiencing the symptoms of palmar erythema should contact their doctor for diagnosis and treatment of any underlying conditions. What is palmar erythema? Palmar erythema […]

Arthritis / Rheumatology Sports Medicine / Fitness

What is tendinosis?

Tendinosis is a chronic tendon injury. It is a common condition but is often misdiagnosed as tendinitis. In this article, learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for tendinosis, as well as what makes it different from tendinitis. What is tendinosis? Common symptoms of tendinosis include stiffness in the joint, persistent pain, and localised burning […]

Arthritis / Rheumatology Back Pain

What is bursitis of the shoulder?

Bursitis of the shoulder is a painful inflammation in the shoulder joint. It is common, treatable, and often heals within months. Rest and gentle exercises can speed up recovery. Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursae. The bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs found near joints. They act as a cushion between moving parts in the […]

Arthritis / Rheumatology

Trigger finger surgery: What to expect

Trigger finger can leave the finger or thumb stuck in a crooked position. It causes pain and stiffness and makes it hard to move the affected digit. If other treatments are not successful or the condition is severe, surgery is usually successful in restoring full movement. The recovery time for trigger finger surgery is quick, […]

Arthritis / Rheumatology Bones / Orthopedics

What is overpronation?

When the arch of the foot collapses excessively downward or inward, this is known as overpronation. Sometimes, people call this condition flat feet. The way a person’s foot strikes the ground can have significant effects on their body. People with flat feet or who overpronate may be prone to more injuries than people with normal […]

Arthritis / Rheumatology

All you need to know about myositis

In today’s wording, the suffix –itis means a disease or inflammation of a specific organ or tissue. In the case of myositis, it is the muscles that are inflamed or diseased. Myositis can cause muscle diseases known as myopathies. Sometimes, a person may have myositis and not know the underlying cause. Fast facts on myositis: […]