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Why Am I Being Referred to a Rheumatologist?

You’ve developed joint pain—visited a general practitioner (GP)—and now you’ve been referred to a rheumatologist. If you have no idea about what the specialist does or why you’re being referred to them, don’t worry! You’re not alone.  Most patients visit an emergency room (ER) before seeing a specialist. GPs lack in-depth expertise to pinpoint the […]

Who Should See A Rheumatologist, And When?

When experiencing joint pain, you’re often asked to consult a “joint doctor.” In the medical world, we know them as “Rheumatologists.”  Many of us are unsure about the different kinds of doctors and who treats what. It’s hard to figure out these things yourself, so we’ve created a short post for you.  This article will […]

A Mini-Guide to Working With Arthritis

More than 350 million individuals in the world are affected by arthritis. In the US, 1 in 4 adults is diagnosed with arthritis, making it a high burden disease. Arthritis causes a lot of pain and inflammation. As it affects varied joints, working with arthritis can be challenging. Therefore, there are policies and support in […]

What Is a Joint Injection & Why Do You Need One?

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 […]

The Best Exercises For Arthritis Treatment

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 […]

What Causes Joint Inflammation in the Body?

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.

What To Expect During Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

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 […]

Why It’s Important to Ask Your Doctor Questions

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 […]

What Will a Rheumatologist Do on the First Visit?

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 […]

What is Fibromyalgia?

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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