Psoriatic arthritis

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  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Case Study

    Influencing the Outcome for Effective Treatment of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Cubital tunnel syndrome is the second most common compression neuropathy of the upper extremity after carpal tunnel syndrome (Trehan et al, 2012). It represents a source of considerable discomfort and disability for the patient and in extreme cases may progress to loss of function of the hand (Cutts, S., 2007). Some specialists refer to this condition as ulnar nerve compression as it takes place within the cubital tunnel…

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  • Semblance Of Life And BLEAK Diseases

    LOOK GOOD, BUT FEEL TERRIBLE IS THE EVIL TRUTH OF RA/PsA. THESE ARE DEVASTATING AND BLEAK DISEASES THAT HIT PEOPLE IN THE PRIME OF THEIR LIFE AND SO THEY FOCUS ON RETAINING THE LIFE THEY ONCE HAD. Our respondents professed dismay that they were struck with this disease when they were young – in their 30s and 40s – at a time when they should be experiencing life all in. They long for a return to a semblance of the life they used to have, when they could just do ‘normal things.’ One respondent…

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  • Lupus Pathophysiology

    Although are many kinds of lupus, they all fall under one category, an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases occur when the body actually becomes allergic to itself. This happens when the antibodies used to protect the body from infectious agents attack the healthy cells and tissues instead (The Lupus Book). The types of lupus include discoid lupus, subacute cutaneous lupus, drug-induced lupus, neonatal lupus, and systemic lupus erythematosus, the most common type. Lupus damages many parts of…

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  • Essay On Lupus Erythematosus

    9 out of 10 people with Lupus are Females. If you have Lupus it is best to check in with a Rheumatologist (deals with Arthritis) and Nephrologist (Kidney disorders). These people have joint pain that can lead to Arthritis and Kidney problems because of the immune system attack “healthy” tissue. You should wear protective clothing and sunscreen to reduce flare ups. Even though it is not curable you can still maintain it…

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  • Essay On Supraspinatus

    The supraspinatus is one of the four muscles that make up the rotator cuff in the shoulder. The body of the tendon lies along the supraspinous fossa of the scapula and attaches laterally to the humeral head. Its purpose is to withstand the inferior gravitational exertions set over the shoulder joint due to the downward pull of the weight of the upper limb. Not only that, but the supraspinatus also helps the shoulder joint stay in place. The supraspinatus muscle is primarily used for abduction.…

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  • Paget's Disease Case Studies

    Clinical Presentation of Paget's disease of bone Symptoms of Paget's disease Paget's disease often has no symptoms and many people don't know they have the condition. The most common symptom is bone pain, but may include joint pain and signs of a nerve being compressed or damaged. Bone pain Bone pain caused by Paget's disease has been described as a constant, dull pain deep within the affected part of the body. The pain is usually worse at night when the patients are lying down. The affected…

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  • Obstacles In Dorsiflexion

    Sometimes, as we age, some parts of our body lose the ability to properly function. In our ankles, the bones and cartilage can break down, causing major discomfort and pain. The most major cause of this is ankle arthritis, when the gliding surface of the talus bone is worn down, and no longer has a smooth surface for joint motion. The ensuing friction between the talus bone and the fibula and tibia bones causes the discomfort and pain. While this isn’t a reversible problem, it is treatable. By…

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  • Nursing Case Study On Scaffolder

    DOI: 6/14/2016. Patient is a 41-year-old female scaffolder who sustained a work-related injury while she was lifting a metal plank for scaffolding and felt an immediate pain in her lower back. Based on the progress report dated 11/14/16 by Kenneth Pace, D.C. the patient complains of lower back pain which radiates to the left lateral thigh, legs and toes. She is unable to perform her normal duties. On examination, lumbar range of motion is improved in flexion to 60 degrees, extension to…

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  • Essay On Chronic Periodontitis

    Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease causing the destruction of extracellular space, mainly that of the joints (154). Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory process occurring in the periodontal crevice that is considered a mini joint, in a fluid filled compartment adjacent to the bone (155). Thus both disorders are chronic inflammatory processes occurring in a fluid filled tissue adjacent to the bone, which is then gradually eroded. An association between periodontitis and rheumatoid…

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  • Assignment On Clinical Pathology

    Since there is no cure for this condition, management of the symptoms is necessary. For mild psoriatic arthritis, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs can be taken to help alleviate the symptoms of pain, swelling, and stiffness. The side effects are mild and include stomach problems and gastrointestinal bleeding. As the disease progresses, disease-modifying…

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