Arthritis

Fibromyalgia And Exercise

Fibromyalgia And Exercise

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The most effective treatment for fibromyalgia is exercise. Which seems totally weird, because most people with fibromyalgia hurt worse and are more fatigued after exercise, and they may feel that way for days. The key is the right amount of the right kinds of exercise.

If you are new to exercising within the constraints of fibromyalgia, it may be helpful to enlist the help of a trainer, physical therapist or exercise physiologist to design a program specifically for you. Every person with fibromyalgia has a different exercise capacity, so you need an individualized program.

Osteoarthritis – Study Participants had slowed Progression of Knee damage with Strength Training Exercises

Osteoarthritis – Study Participants had slowed Progression of Knee damage with Strength Training Exercises

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A new study published in the October issue of Arthritis Care & Research journal looks at the benefits of strength training exercised and the prevalence and development of knee osteoarthritis (OA) in older adults. The study was led by Alan E. Mikesky, PhD, of Indiana University and Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana to find out whether or not quad strengthening exercises improved in knee damage in X-rays. This study is unique to use x-rays to measure the results from physical exercises and arthritis.

There is an estimated 22 million American adults between the age of 25 and 74 that have moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis (OA) which eventually can lead to disability in day to day activities. If a person has weakness in the quadriceps there is an increased risk for developing knee OA. If a person strengthens their quadriceps they can greatly reduce their risk for developing knee OA. In this study the researchers wanted to determine by x-ray the effectiveness of quadriceps exercises.

Latest Pfizer Celebrex Court Ruling 50-50

Latest Pfizer Celebrex Court Ruling 50-50

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According to Pfizer, Celebrex is still selling like hot cakes with worldwide sales of $471 million in the second quarter of 2006, representing growth of 17% over the same period last year, with sales in the US of $355 million.

"We continue to expect full-year Celebrex revenues of at least $2 billion, an ambitious target given the ongoing pressures in the arthritis market," Pfizer told shareholders in its Second Quarter 2006 SEC filing.

Notwithstanding the fact that the FDA asked Pfizer not to run ads to promote more use of Celebrex, and that the company previously granted that request, Pfizer is right back at it. In April 2006, it began advertising Celebrex "in alignment with our new Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) advertising principles, highlighting Celebrex's unique clinical profile and benefits," Pfizer wrote in its First Quarter 2006 SEC filing.

Pfizer Celebrex Lawsuits - 1500 and Counting

Pfizer Celebrex Lawsuits - 1500 and Counting

The first Celebrex trial, originally set for June 6, 2006, has been delayed indefinitely, reportedly to give attorneys more time to gather information. Although no new trial date has been set, legal analysts now predict that Celebrex trials will begin in early 2007.

The delay was requested by a federal judge in San Francisco, where Pfizer is facing around 1,500 lawsuits related to its painkillers Celebrex and Bextra, according to Bloomberg News. In light of the studies on Celebrex that have surfaced over the past year, any media update should say 1,500 lawsuits and counting.

Rheumatoid Arthritis – Central Nervous System works to monitor Inflammation

Rheumatoid Arthritis – Central Nervous System works to monitor Inflammation

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine demonstrated how rheumatoid arthritis inflammation of the joints are sensed and adjusted by the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS has a potential to directly control immune system responses. The study will be first published in the September edition of the journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine.

“The central nervous system is not just a passive responder to the outside world, but is fully able to control many previously unanticipated physiologic responses, including immunity and inflammation," said Gary S. Firestein, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, and Director of UCSD's Clinical Investigation Institute, who led the study.

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