Here are six tips and expectations at the rheumatologist to help you feel prepared if you're preparing for your first appointment.
If you combine natural joint supplements with traditional forms of treatment, they help you manage moderate symptoms.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]