Tagged with Ashley Boynes-Shuck

All About Inflammation – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

Inflammation plays a huge role in rheumatic ailments such as arthritis…but what, exactly, is inflammation? According to Medical News today, “Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response. Inflammation is the body’s attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens – and begin the healing process. When something … Continue reading

Healing Hands for Arthritis – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

On September 19th, 2012, Massage Envy will donate $10 from every massage and facial to the Arthritis Foundation, as part of “Healing Hands for Arthritis.” You can find a location close to you by clicking here. According to the Arthritis Foundation website, “Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation are joining forces for the second annual Healing … Continue reading

Back to School with Juvenile Arthritis: Some Patient Resources & Personal Thoughts – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

So, a new school year is beginning, and your child or teen has Juvenile Arthritis. How can you better prepare them for “back-to-school?” Juvenile Arthritis in its various forms affects approximately 300,000 children, teens, and young adults in the United States and is a common – though under-diagnosed - childhood condition. While there are many types, Juvenile … Continue reading