AdelaideNow: Cyclist Jack Bobridge Reveals Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

AUSTRALIAN cycling star Jack Bobridge has revealed he suffers from rheumatoid arthritis but is adamant it will not stall his career.

The dual Olympian, 23, was diagnosed with the chronic condition in 2010 and requires weekly Methotrexate medication – also used to treat cancer patients.

At its worst before treatment began, Bobridge was at times unable to open a soft-drink bottle, struggled to put on his socks and was bed-ridden because of aching joints.

“Training was nearly unbearable and I was constantly sleeping because my body was so worn out,” he said.

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Research Study: Have You Overcome Chronic Pain?

Millions of people suffer from chronic pain every day. Some are able to overcome their pain problem; and we are interested in learning from these individuals in order to help others.

This study has been constructed to allow individuals to record their own stories of overcoming chronic pain. These stories will be studied to search for common themes and patterns. It is our hope these stories will help us develop future therapeutic regimens for chronic pain sufferers.

To be eligible to participate in the study, candidates should be at least 21 years old and have overcome a daily pain problem that lasted a year or longer. Interviews typically last from 30 to 60 minutes and can take place in person (Columbia, Missouri) or on the phone.

For more information, visit studychronicpain.com or call (573) 303-6886.

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‘We Can Manage It’: Four Of Brian And Ranell Hanson’s Five Children Have Juvenile Arthritis

GRAFTON, N.D. — The family of Brian and Ranell Hanson is helping the most respected researchers in the nation find a cure for juvenile arthritis.

Four of the couple’s five children have the disease. It is thought that genetics may be a factor in its cause.

Medical records and blood samples from all seven members of the family have been sent by Altru Health System in Grand Forks to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio for use in ongoing studies.

The family became involved because the children’s pediatric rheumatologist, Dr. Thomas Mason of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., “was puzzled by (the disease) popping up with all the kids,” said Ranell.

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8 Rheumatoid Arthritis Myths

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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