A local group of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
20th September 2012 -
Footcare and footwear -
Many thanks to you Sue for an interesting and educational talk. We hope to be able to invite you back.
19th July 2012 -
The message from Louise was healthy eating doesn't need to be time consuming or boring. It is simply about getting the balance right and trying to keep changes that you make long term. there are no foods that are ‘banned’ for people with RA nor are there any diets or dietary supplements that will cure RA. You can enjoy eating a variety of different foods as part of a healthy eating plan. Eat plenty of foods rich in starch and fibre. Eat a more Mediterranean-
Thank you Louise for an informative talk.
17th May 2012 -
The topic of this meeting was pain management.
3 presentations in one night from our greatest supporters! The group was treated to an evening explaining what pain is, why do we get it, how to manage it and, how to try to prevent it..
Janice gave us lots of information on why we get pain and the variety of pain killers available to take in order to ease the pain -
Jenny explained the effects of RA upon our joints, the importance in maintaining joint movement and taking rest. Joint pain and the use of ice packs (bag of peas!), wheat wraps, TENS machine and hydrotherapy baths.
Shirley’s talk was based on the message of ‘don’t let it get to the pain stage’. Prevention is better than managing pain. Take rest, don’t do too much -
Thank you Janice, Shirley & Jenny once again for an interesting, informative talk and for your time.
15th March 2012 -
Those who attended this meeting were treated to an extremely interesting talk. Dr Jones gave us an insight into how the drugs used in rheumatology work and a great analogy of how their effect depends on the drug concentration and the patients’ metabolic rate. He spoke about Rheumatology drugs – Analgesics, NSAIDs, Steroids, DMARDs, Biologics and the impact on the body, including their side-
Lyn Wilson thanked Dr Jones for his time in addressing the group and he agreed to allow his presentation to be available from this site.
An excellent presentation that kept us all enthralled. It is hoped that Dr Jones will accept our invitation to return.
19th January 2012 -
What is DAS? Is it important? How is it measured? These were some of the many questions Janice answered in her informative and interesting talk. Janice explained that DAS -
Thanks for coming along again Janice and educating us on an indicator we should all be aware of.
Still a pity it doesn’t include feet though
17th November 2011 -
29th October 2011 -