October 12 is World Arthritis Day: Research for possible new treatment options is underway

Local physicians are evaluating new cutting-edge options for patients with arthritis.  

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Arthritis impacts the lives of millions across the world each year. Prior injuries, genetics, unrelated health issues, diet and exercise, can all play a part in bone and joint health. According to Mayo Clinic, arthritis is primarily the inflammation of one or more joints, with the main symptoms being joint pain and stiffness.

“Arthritis can be categorized into two primary groups: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.”, says Dr. Geoffrey Gladstein, President and Medical Director at New England Research Associates. “Osteoarthritis can break down the cartilage between joints, while rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that targets the lining of joints.”

Since 1996, October 12 has been dedicated as World Arthritis Day, to raise awareness, encourage education and research, as well as provide a support community. Physicians at New England Research Associates are a hopeful part of this initiative.

“Our research department is committed to understanding the condition and helping the medical community test potential new treatment options. Clinical trial volunteers will receive study-related care and medication at no cost and may receive compensation for time and travel,” says Dr. Gladstein.

New England Research Associates are now seeking volunteers for a clinical trial focused on developing a new treatment options for arthritis. Celebrate World Arthritis Day by learning more about arthritis and currently enrolling clinical trials at http://neresearch.org/ .

About New England Research Associates

Situated in Bridgeport, Connecticut, New England Research Associates (NERA) is conveniently located in Fairfield County, just over 60 miles from New York City. NERA is a dedicated clinical research facility in the Tri-State area that partners with many of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies and Contract Research Organizations (CROs). If you participate in one of our studies, you’ll find that our facility offers you a comfortable and accommodating environment. To learn more or to participate in a research study, visit neresearch.org.