Quantitation of Thermography in Arthritis Using Multi-Isothermal Analysis

Thermography can be used for the assessment of joint involvement in inflammatory arthritis. Modem thermographic apparatus allows temperature to be measured to within 0-2°C. and simultaneously records the areas involved. It has been demonstrated that thermographic changes in skin temperature over areas of chronic inflammation properly reflect changes in other chemical and cellular processes in rheumatoid arthritis (Ring […]

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Arthritis: Self-directed Exercise Program Shows Benefits

A self-directed exercise program can improve the symptoms of arthritis, a new study shows. After 12 weeks, participants in the First Step to Active Health program showed significant improvements in lower body strength, functional exercise capacity, lower body flexibility, pain, fatigue, stiffness, and arthritis management self-efficacy. “This program adds a more flexible format to the […]

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Thermal Scan Detects Early Arthritis

Device Detects Warmth in Joints — Early Sign of Inflammation A diagnostic device is showing promise for detecting arthritis in the hands before joint destruction occurs. A group of researchers at Duke University reports that a process called thermography is sensitive enough to identify minimal changes in the temperature of a joint, the first sign […]

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