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New Horizons: Innovative Perspectives in Managing Rheumatic Diseases

Rheumatic diseases encompass a diverse group of conditions that affect millions globally, challenging patients and healthcare providers alike with their complexity and varied manifestations. This blog explores the evolving perspectives in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of rheumatic diseases, shedding light on the path forward in combating these debilitating conditions. Understanding Rheumatic Diseases Rheumatic diseases […]

Enhancing Well-being: Quality of Life in Rheumatoid Patients with Established Arthritis

For rheumatoid patients with established arthritis, quality of life is a crucial aspect that requires attention and care. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder that not only affects the joints but also has a significant impact on various dimensions of a patient’s life. Understanding and addressing these challenges is key to improving their […]

Mindfulness Meditation as a Therapeutic Tool for Chronic Pain Relief

Chronic pain is a pervasive issue impacting millions worldwide, often leading to significant physical and psychological distress. This blog presents a systematic review of the efficacy of mindfulness meditation as a therapeutic approach for individuals suffering from chronic pain. Mindfulness meditation, a practice rooted in ancient traditions, has gained attention in modern medicine for its […]

The Crucial Role of Early Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosis and treatment are paramount in managing this autoimmune disorder effectively. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition that primarily affects the joints, leading to pain, inflammation, and potential joint damage. In this blog, we will delve into why early treatment for rheumatoid arthritis is so vital, and how it can make […]

Unveiling the Barriers to Rheumatoid Arthritis: Navigating the Road to Relief

Rheumatoid arthritis barriers, often shrouded in pain and uncertainty, stand as formidable challenges for millions of individuals worldwide. This chronic autoimmune disorder not only impacts the joints but can also affect the entire body, leading to a host of complications. In this comprehensive blog post, we will delve into the multifaceted barriers that individuals with […]

Navigating Recovery after Rheumatoid Arthritis Surgery: Do’s and Don’ts

Recovery after Rheumatoid Arthritis Surgery Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition that affects millions of people worldwide, causing pain, inflammation, and joint damage. In cases where conservative treatments no longer provide relief, surgery becomes an option to improve joint function and reduce pain. However, recovery after rheumatoid arthritis surgery is a critical phase of […]

Movement is Medicine: Exercise Techniques for Arthritis Pain Relief

Living with arthritis can be challenging, but arthritis exercise offers a natural and effective way to manage pain and improve joint function. In this blog, we’ll explore various exercise techniques tailored to alleviate arthritis discomfort, enhance mobility, and contribute to a better quality of life. Understanding Arthritis Arthritis is a common condition characterized by joint […]

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Main Causes of Arthritis and the Importance of Proper Calcium Intake

Arthritis is a prevalent condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by inflammation and stiffness in the joints, leading to pain and decreased mobility. One of the most common forms of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which primarily affects the cartilage in the joints. In this blog post, we will explore the main causes […]

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Alternative Approaches: Chiropractic Care as a Complementary Option for Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It causes inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the joints, leading to reduced mobility and decreased quality of life. While conventional medical treatments play a crucial role in managing RA, alternative approaches like chiropractic care are gaining recognition as complementary options for […]

Understanding the Causes of Inflammatory Joint Pain: Unraveling the Complexities of Joint Inflammation

Inflammatory joint pain can significantly impact one’s quality of life, causing discomfort, reduced mobility, and decreased functionality. Understanding the underlying causes of joint inflammation is essential for effective management and treatment. In this blog, we will delve into the intricate mechanisms behind inflammatory joint pain, exploring the various factors that contribute to joint inflammation. By […]

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Types Of Arthritis And The Most Common Effective Treatments

Do you have pain in a joint that doesn’t go away? Determining the types of arthritis and arthritis treatment can be the key to relieving the pain.

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Expectations at the Rheumatologist: Your First Visit

Here are six tips and expectations at the rheumatologist to help you feel prepared if you're preparing for your first appointment.

The 9 Best Bone and Joint Health Supplements

A slowdown of your body’s regeneration and renewal process is a normal part of aging. Eventually, your body reduces the production of compounds that support your bone and joint health, and you may experience some form of bone or joint problem troubling you.  Your doctor might recommend bone and joint health supplements to alleviate this […]

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 […]

6 Supplements to Improve Joint Health

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 […]

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 […]

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Can Arthritis be Cured?

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 […]

What are the Different Kinds of Arthritis?

There are over 100 different kinds of arthritis and related conditions that impact the body’s joints. Depending on the type of arthritis you have, you might experience pain, stiffness, swelling, redness, and decreased range of motion.  If you are experiencing persistent joint pain or inflammation, our doctors at St. Paul Rheumatology can help you diagnose […]

When Should You See a Rheumatologist?

It can be tricky to understand when to see a rheumatologist – especially if you’re unsure of what a rheumatologist is or what they treat. Like our doctors at St. Paul Rheumatology, rheumatologists are specialists who received training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic diseases.  What is a Rheumatic Disease? Rheumatic diseases – sometimes called musculoskeletal […]

You Got an Osteoporosis Diagnosis–Now What?

An osteoporosis diagnosis can be scary and introduce feelings of anxiety over the possibility of breaking a bone. Our doctors at St. Paul Rheumatology can help you make sense of the disease and determine the best course of treatment for you. It’s important to recognize that people with osteoporosis can still live fulfilling lives. Give […]

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