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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

Rheumatoid Arthritis is the most common type of Inflammatory Arthritis. Arthritis means inflammation of the joint and inflammation is a process that causes pain, stiffness, redness, and swelling. In Rheumatoid Arthritis, the immune system is not working properly; instead of protecting the body it causes too much inflammation. (English) Colour

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What is a Boutonnière Deformity? (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

This is when the middle joint of a finger becomes bent and the end joint becomes over-straight. It can start if there is a lot of swelling in the middle joint of the finger. The tendons that keep the finger straight get stretched, weak, slip out of place, and may eventually tear. (English) Colour

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Swan Neck Deformity in Inflammatory Arthritis (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

What Is a Swan Neck Deformity? Inflammation occurs in the big knuckle or middle joint of the finger, and structures that support the finger joints become stretched. Tendons that move the finger joints slip out of place and can become tight. The middle joint over-straightens, the end joint bends. Over time this can become fixed. (English) Colour

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Trigger Finger (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

What Is A Trigger Finger? Inflammation in the tendon that bends the finger and the sheath that surrounds it, caused by arthritis or overuse. A lump or nodule forms on the tendon and causes it to catch in its sheath. (English) Colour

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Ulnar Drift in Inflammatory Arthritis (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

What Is Ulnar Drift? Often caused by inflammation in the big knuckles and the inflammation causes the finger structures that support the joint to become weak and overstretched. The muscles in the hand hold the big knuckles in an overly bent position. The tendons that move the finger joints become tight and pull the fingers outward, and the fingers then start to “drift”, or bend away from the thumb. (English) Colour

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Fatigue and Inflammatory Arthritis (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

Fatigue is a feeling of extreme tiredness and low energy. It is is a very common symptom of inflammatory arthritis, just like joint pain and stiffness. Fatigue can make doing the smallest task too much. (English) Colour

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Ideas to Improve Sleep (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

Below are some examples of actions that help improve sleep. As you read through, choose one or two ideas you think you could try in the next week. (English) Colour

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Orthotics (Food Orthoses) (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

Orthotics are custom made inserts that are fitted into a shoe. They support the foot, hold it in a good position and spread the pressures. They can make standing, walking and running more comfortable (English) Colour

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How to Choose Shoes for Arthritis (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

Learn how to choose the best shoes for your arthritic condition. (English) Colour

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Walking Poles (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

This handout provides an overview about walking poles including information on where to buy walking poles. (English) Colour

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