8 Rheumatoid Arthritis Myths

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If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a good first step is to learn as much as you can about your disease. In addition to understanding RA better, you may be surprised at how many myths exist. Many people still think that all arthritis is the same, or that only old people get RA. Debunking common myths will help you manage your condition and communicate your experience to your loved ones.
 
 
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Reward Your RA Success

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If you have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the Reward Your RA Success program is for you! You can earn points toward rewards while learning how to better manage your RA.

Once you have joined, earning points is easy. Use the Rewards Bar at the top of the page to take Educational Quests—auto-guided tours presenting articles, videos and quizzes on rheumatoid arthritis.

Completing the Quests earns you points—and sharing your progress along the way on Facebook and Twitter earns you even more points!

Earn points and you’ll unlock Achievement Badges, found in the Rewards Bar. These track your number of site visits, overall points, how often you post our links to Facebook and Twitter, and how many of your friends click on those links.

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BBC News: 3D Printer To Help Foot Pain Sufferers

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3D printers are being used to produce insoles and splints which could help millions of people with disabling foot and ankle conditions.

A team at Glasgow Caledonian University is “printing” devices which are more supportive and quicker to make.

Normally, making foot and ankle splints is a long and laborious process – a model of the foot is made, often from plaster, then plastic is moulded around it by hand.

This process can take anywhere up to six weeks, with patients waiting in considerable pain.

Prof Jim Woodburn, a specialist in foot problems at Glasgow Caledonian University, said: “Our goal is based on, for example, the Specsavers model so what we would like to do is ideally provide the patient with the device on the day.”

The team are using 3D printers to build foot and ankle supports with a new degree of precision.

Read More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20020600