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Infectious/Septic Arthritis Treatment

Infectious/Septic arthritis is also known as septic arthritis.  Per the term arthritis, it is a form of joint inflammation.  This type of joint inflammation is caused by fungal, viral or…
Polymyalgia rheumatica

How to find relief if you have polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) comes from the following words: “Poly”: Many “Mya”: Muscles “Algia”: Pain “Rheumatica”: Joints and connective tissues So, it’s a condition that means, “muscle pain and joint stiffness…
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Scleroderma, what it is, and how to treat it

Scleroderma is a rare skin and connective tissue condition and mainly comes from two words: sclero (hard) and derma (skin) or “hard skin.” It’s caused by the overproduction of collagen…

Causes of Gout

Gout is a health problem found mostly in middle-aged men.  It caused inflamed and extremely painful joints caused by the crystallization of uric acid between joints.  It has been associated…
Dr. M. Watterson

Diagnosing Sjorgren’s Syndrome

Patients tend to worry when they learn you have a lifelong disease, such as Sjorgren’s Syndrome, which will need regular treatments. These patients should keep in mind that the majority…
Dr. M. Watterson

Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment

According to the National Psoriasis Association, approximately 30% of men, women and children who suffer from the autoimmune skin disease psoriasis may develop psoriatic arthritis.  It is extremely rare you…

Ankylosing Spondylitis Diagnosis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a specific type of arthritis causing inflammation in the joints between your spine and pelvis. It is possible for this type of arthritis to affect other areas…
Dr. M. Watterson

Osteoarthritis Causes

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis known to people.  It is the wearing away of cartilage between your joints.  This effects, not only the way your joints bend,…
Dr. M. Watterson

What is Rheumatology?

Source: creakyjoints.org/doctor-patient/what-is-a-rheumatologist/ Here’s the textbook definition of a rheumatologist from the American College of Rheumatology: “A rheumatologist is an internist or pediatrician who received further training in the diagnosis (detection)…
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