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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...

Which Painkillers for Arthritis?

As a private rheumatologist and arthritis specialist, arthritis is one of the most common conditions I see in my London clinic. No surprise there. It has been estimated that nearly 19 million people throughout the UK suffer from musculoskeletal conditions causing pain...

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Coronavirus

While it has been shown that anyone can contract coronavirus, there are more people at risk of suffering severe symptoms of the virus if they have an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). People receiving treatment for RA may also be at more risk of...

Is it possible to cure RA permanently?

Because rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, pain is caused by inflammation through the body attacking itself. This means that due to dysfunction the immune system will start to attack and degenerate tissues in the joins, and sometimes organs can be affected...

Reactive Arthritis: Uncomfortable but Usually Not Serious

Did you know there are over one hundred different forms of arthritis? Some forms, like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, are common enough that most people have at least heard of them. There are other forms that are not so common. One of them is reactive...

What Are the Treatments for Psoriatic Arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis is one of the conditions I treat at my private rheumatology practice in London. Note that psoriatic arthritis is a condition best treated by rheumatologists, given the nature of the disease itself. We are most qualified to understand how the...

What Are the Most Common Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain?

Experiencing pain in the foot or ankle can be quite discomfiting. If the pain is severe enough, it can limit your ability to walk, which could lead to a gradual cycle of weakened muscles, reduced strength, and even more pain. Nonetheless, I am happy to report that...

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