Here are six tips and expectations at the rheumatologist to help you feel prepared if you're preparing for your first appointment.
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 […]
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 […]
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? 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you combine natural joint supplements with traditional forms of treatment, they help you manage moderate symptoms.
Receiving rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosis can be difficult, and we’re sure a million questions are running through your mind. While a rheumatologist takes care of your diagnosis and treatment plan, there are many things you should clarify to understand and manage your condition. In this article, we’ll discuss common questions you must ask your rheumatologist […]
Frequent joint pain and swelling might tempt you to skip all your work and see a rheumatologist for a diagnosis right away. And while consulting a general practitioner (GP) first might seem tedious and unnecessary, it’s required. The first step to treating your pain is identifying your problem’s source—something a GP can help you with. […]
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 […]