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Diagnosing Arthritis

December 2, 2013

For the vast majority of people, your doctor will be able to work out what’s wrong with you by: listening to you describe your symptoms examining you joints examining your range of movement looking at your medical history looking at the medical history of your family ordering certain tests (e.g. x-rays, blood test, MRI) Putting […]

Arthritis in Simple Science

November 30, 2013

Learning how your joints function and what happens when your arthritis symptoms flare up can help you to understand your condition and make it easier to live with. We have already seen how arthritis is a disease that causes pain and inflammation in the joints. It doesn’t matter which type of arthritis you have been […]

Why do I Have Arthritis?

November 28, 2013

If you have arthritis, or are caring for someone with the condition, you are certainly not alone. Arthritis is the single biggest cause of physical disability in Singapore. How Common is Arthritis? The answer is ‘very common indeed’. Of the two major types of arthritis (osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis), osteoarthritis is by far the most […]

Arthritis – The Basics

November 25, 2013

Arthritis is the name given to diseases that bring about pain in our joints. Diseases that affect our joints also govern how mobile we are and therefore how independent we are. Managing arthritis effectively is all about controlling pain and stiffness and staying as active as possible. What is Arthritis and Why is it a […]

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

February 1, 2013

Rheumatoid arthritis¬†is different from osteoarthritis. It is caused by an intense inflammation in the synovial joints and it can arise at any time from the teenage years onwards. It is more common in women and the peak age of onset is between 30 and 50. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis […]

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