What is a joint injection? Joint injections are primarily used to treat joint pain—as a temporary relief measure. It is a minimally invasive procedure used to help relieve joint pain that arises due to inflammation. These injections are made of corticosteroids such as dexamethasone and methylprednisolone plus an anesthetic numbing agent like lidocaine. The intention […]
1 in every 4 Americans has doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Amongst the surveyed individuals, at least 40% don’t exercise regularly, making them prone to being diagnosed with arthritis in the future—if not yet. Many people assume that once you’ve been diagnosed, there’s very little you can do to improve the situation. That’s not true. Regular exercise can […]
It’s not uncommon these days to see individuals over the age of 40 have problems with their bones and joints. It’s a natural process of wear and tear, but sometimes it’s more than that. The biggest concern is that once you reach that age group, there’s only so much regeneration and renewal that’s happening in […]
That being said, these are not the only causes of joint inflammation. In this article, we’ll go over the various causes of joint inflammation, how you can identify them and treat them.
Rheumatoid Arthritis impacts more than 1.3 million people in the United States. Chances are, if you are reading this, you have likely been diagnosed or believe that you may have Rheumatoid Arthritis. Let’s take a look at what you should expect when receiving treatment after your diagnosis. Rheumatoid Arthritis Overview First, it is essential to […]
Visiting your doctor is often a very stressful experience, and quite frankly, that white coat can be downright intimidating. If you are like most people, you want to get and get out as quickly as possible. The problem is that communicating with your doctor and asking them questions can help you ensure that you get […]
New doctor visits are always a very stressful event. You have to wake up early, get extra clean, and prepare to tell a complete stranger all the most intimate details of your life while preparing to be lectured about everything you might possibly be doing wrong. Fortunately, visiting your Rheumatologist doesn’t have to be a […]
Fibromyalgia is a common condition that affects the bones and muscles. There is no cure for fibromyalgia but it can be managed with medication, exercise, and other healthy habits. If you think you might have fibromyalgia or you received a diagnosis, our doctors at St. Paul Rheumatology can help you make sense of the condition. […]
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Are you experiencing painful inflammation and stiffness in your joints? Maybe you were recently diagnosed with arthritis and you want to know how this will impact your daily life. There is no cure for arthritis, but treatments have drastically improved in recent years. Our doctors at St. Paul Rheumatology can help you through an arthritis […]