Tips tagged "arthritis"

Tag: arthritis

Writing Birds for Psoriatic Arthritis

April 4, 2014 — 5:11pm
I always suggest this modification to those that have issues with their hands. Writing birds are an inexpensive aide. I find that not very many folks are aware of them, and they can be of great help when when you just can’t grip anything. Read more »

Comfort Gloves

April 2, 2014 — 6:56pm
I has psoriatic arthritis in my hands, as well as other areas. One of the things I have found that helps is cotton gloves called Creative Comfort Crafter’s Comfort Gloves. I found these at JoAnn Fabric, a craft store. These gloves extend over the wrist and leave the fingertips free. I generally sleep with them... Read more »

Exercise for Arthritis

March 3, 2014 — 6:44pm
I have psoriatic arthritis. I would like to recommend Jazzercise to your readers for arthritis. Jazzercise is great because it can be varied to be as low impact or as high impact as you need, and the instructors are very knowledgeable about ways to adjust each exercise to the individual’s needs, whether those needs include... Read more »

NSAIDs for arthritis, Dovonex, tar and vitamin E for psoriasis

February 22, 2013 — 10:54pm
I am a little reluctant to write this because no two people react to the medications in the same way. I have had psoriasis for nearly 40 years, and I’ve tried many, many different medications. I also have the arthritis to go with it. I have found the nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) work differently... Read more »

Clobex and Lamactin

January 21, 2013 — 11:10pm
I carry the HLA-B57 gene which has manifested in other ways such as iritis and mild arthritis. The last time I visited my dermatologist, my hands were at their worst, cracking and bleeding, despite using Tazorac and Betamethasone Dipropionate, a corticosteroid. He gave me some samples of the prescription Clobex and an over-the-counter treatment Lamactin.... Read more »

The miracle of Motrin

January 7, 2013 — 9:51pm
My husband has suffered from psoriasis for over 13 years. He used many topical creams and ointments. He had flakes, itching, bleeding and many sleepless nights from the condition. It had gotten so bad that his dermatologist suggested he consider Enbrel shots. Last winter he had a bad flare-up after using Coppertone Baby Sunscreen Lotion.... Read more »

Crocodile Oil

December 18, 2012 — 5:35pm
I had constant pain in my hands and many other places in my body before I saw a rheumatologist and started taking sulfasalazine. Now the pain is gone, the swelling and inflammation is gone, and my fingers are no longer continuing to bend in directions not intended by nature. This medication has helped my arthritis... Read more »

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