Maintaining strong bones

Hello Diana, I am in my late 50’s and am anxious to keep my body strong and healthy. What natural ways do you recommend to help me maintain good bones and prevent the thinning bone disease osteoporosis? Hello, Osteoporosis is a silent insidious bone disease linked to hormonal changes and the menopause in women. ItContinue reading “Maintaining strong bones”

Exercise for slim, strong ankles

The anatomy of the ankle is very complex and whether you are walking, running or jumping normal ankle function is needed for a smooth and nearly effortless gait.   Even when everything works together and the ankle functions correctly the ankle and surrounding muscles are put under a great deal of stress and when oneContinue reading “Exercise for slim, strong ankles”

Treating arthritis

There’s no cure for arthritis, but there are many treatments that can help slow it down. Osteoarthritis treatments include lifestyle changes, medicines and surgery. Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis aims to slow the condition’s progress and minimise joint inflammation. This helps prevent joint damage. Treatments include medication, physiotherapy and surgery. Find out more about rheumatoid arthritis Copyright https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/arthritis/#:~:text=In%20the%20UK%2C%20more%20than,of%20all%20ages%2C%20including%20children. Do you wantContinue reading “Treating arthritis”

Enthesitis-related arthritis

Enthesitis-related arthritis is a type of juvenile arthritis that often affects the joints of the leg and spine, causing inflammation where the tendons attach to the bone. It can cause stiffness in the neck and lower back in the teenage years. It’s also linked to a painful eye condition called acute uveitis. Versus Arthritis has moreContinue reading “Enthesitis-related arthritis”

Systemic onset JIA

Systemic onset JIA begins with symptoms such as a fever, rash, a lack of energy and enlarged glands. Later on, joints can become swollen and inflamed. Like polyarticular JIA, systemic onset JIA can affect children of any age.     Find out more about rheumatoid arthritis Copyright https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/arthritis/#:~:text=In%20the%20UK%2C%20more%20than,of%20all%20ages%2C%20including%20children. Do you want to exercise at home?  HereContinue reading “Systemic onset JIA”

Polyarticular JIA (polyarthritis)

Polyarticular JIA, or polyarthritis, is the second most common type of JIA and affects 5 or more joints. It can affect a child of any age and may come on suddenly or develop gradually. The symptoms of polyarticular JIA are similar to the symptoms of adult rheumatoid arthritis. A child with the condition may also feelContinue reading “Polyarticular JIA (polyarthritis)”

Oligo-articular JIA

Oligo-articular JIA is the most common type of JIA. It affects up to 4 joints in the body, most commonly in the knees, ankles and wrists. Oligo-articular JIA often goes away without causing long-term joint damage. But there’s a risk that children with the condition may develop eye problems, so regular eye tests with an eyecare specialist called anContinue reading “Oligo-articular JIA”

Arthritis and children

Arthritis is often associated with older people, but it can also affect children. In the UK, about 15,000 children and young people are affected by arthritis. Most types of childhood arthritis are known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). JIA causes pain and inflammation in 1 or more joints for at least 6 weeks. Although theContinue reading “Arthritis and children”