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Understanding Psoriatic Arthritis

by Owen Wiseman, H.BSc., on 2 November 2017, Muscle and joint
psoriatic arthritis

From the Greek words psora, meaning itch, arthron, meaning joint, and itis, for inflammation, we have the condition, psoriatic arthritis. This disease presents with chronic inflammation of any joints due to an autoimmune reaction where our immune system attacks our own healthy skin and joint tissues by mistake.

These areas could include your neck, eyes, spine, wrists, elbows, fingers, ankles…the list continues.

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Running is bad for the knees: Myth or truth?

by Owen Wiseman, H.BSc., on 6 September 2017, Muscle and joint
running

The impact of your foot as it first hits pavement is a feeling many are familiar with, as well the future consequences that inevitably come with the activity…or do they?

The traditional belief is that running can damage the tissues in the knee over time due to the high impact nature of the exercise…

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Juvenile arthritis: 6 signs and symptoms

by Krista Halton, on 14 March 2017, Children's Health, Muscle and joint
juvenile-arthritis

Growing up we all remember complaining to our parents about achy muscles or joints, only to have our moans brushed off as “growing pains,” a required rite of passage for our bones to become big and strong. The potential of arthritis never came to mind because it was a disease typically associated to the aging population.

Now, research and statistics show that these symptoms may be early signals of a more serious, inflammatory rheumatic disease – juvenile arthritis (JA).

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Are your finger joints stiff in the morning?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 13 January 2016, Muscle and joint
finger joints

Waking up with stiff finger joints can make it challenging to complete your morning routine. Tasks that were once simple – such as making coffee or tying your shoelaces – become labourous and time-consuming.

Stiff finger joints in the morning can be due to several reasons, including arthritis, pregnancy, previous trauma, and over-usage. However, it’s not all bad news; there are many lifestyle and dietary changes that can help make your morning routine more manageable.

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