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The Importance of Vitamin D for Healthy Living

It is not often we rheumatologists take the opportunity to talk about something as basic as vitamin D. But as a private rheumatologist in London, it's something I like to discuss with my patients – especially those suffering from osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and...

What you need to know about Raynaud’s Disease

Cold temperatures and stressful situations can be uncomfortable to all of us. But they are especially difficult for people suffering from Raynaud's disease. Also known as Raynaud's syndrome and Raynaud's phenomenon, the condition is named after the doctor who first...

Common Treatments for Osteoporosis

It has been estimated that some 3 million people in the UK suffer from osteoporosis. It is often called the 'silent disease' because people don't know they suffer from it until a fracture resulting from a fall reveals it. Osteoporosis is a degenerative condition that...

Myositis: A Rare and Potentially Life-Threatening Condition

Chronic pain felt deep within the muscles could be a sign of something serious. For example, it could be a symptom of myositis, a rare group of inflammatory myopathies that have the potential to become life-threatening. The key to treating these conditions is early...

Vasculitis

One of the more complex conditions private rheumatology consultants see is vasculitis. Doctors are hesitant to call vasculitis a disease in and of itself. Rather, it is generally a condition caused by something else. The key to treating it is figuring out what that...

Pseudogout: SImilar to gout but still distinct

Did you know that there are more than 100 types of arthritis? Gout is one of them. Pseudogout is another. What is interesting about pseudogout is that it is similar to gout in some ways, but distinctly different in others. It's not uncommon for people to confuse the...

What are the most common treatments for Gout?

Gout is among the most diagnosed forms of inflammatory arthritis in the world. It can be an excruciatingly painful disease during acute flare-ups. As an early inflammatory arthritis specialist, gout is a condition I see rather frequently. I can say with confidence...

Pain Relieving Steroid Injection In Knee

There are many causes of knee pain and some arise from accidental injuries, sports injuries or health conditions such as osteoarthritis. While many people will reach for over-the-counter pain relief, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen tablets, sometimes these...

Possible Steroid Injection Side Effects

While steroid joint injections are safe and effective, they need to be administered by a professional health care provider that is trained in giving these injections. The most common side effect experienced by patients that receive steroid injection is a little...

Steroid Injection In Shoulder to Treat Pain

According to the British Medical Journal, nearly one in two adults develop shoulder pain each year in the UK. When you understand that the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, and one of the most heavily used every day, it is not surprising that so many...

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