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Dear Doctor: Can you please explain what gout is and how it’s treated? Our father is 81 years old and was just told that he has gout. His doctor says it could be because he takes water pills for swelling due to congestive heart failure. Does that make sense?

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By Ask the Doctors • September 23, 2020
Dear Doctor: A friend suggested I try MSM crystals for arthritis. What are they, and do they work? If they do, where can I find them? Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur-containing compound naturally found in plants such as Brussels sprouts, [...]
By Ask the Doctors • October 10, 2018
Dear Doctor: I’ve suffered joint pain for years. Being prescribed 15 milligrams of Meloxicam has been wonderful. What are your thoughts on Meloxicam use? Meloxicam (Mobic) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that, like all such drugs, inhibits the formation of [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 29, 2018
Most Americans will have walked 75,000 miles by the time they reach the age of 50 – the equivalent of trekking around the Earth on the equator three times. But all this walking results in significant wear and tear on our feet. “Regular foot care at every [...]
By Simi Singer • August 6, 2018
Dear Doctor: Are there natural remedies for arthritis? Exercises that could help? My pain is in the upper arms and shoulders. Osteoarthritis, the kind that you’re describing, is the most common type of arthritis.  It’s caused by degeneration of the cartilage [...]
By Ask the Doctors • June 18, 2018
Dear Doctors: I love to go for long walks and lately have noticed that I’m developing pain in my hip joints. I think that’s just part of aging but my daughter is urging me to try a glucosamine supplement. Can this really be helpful? Dr. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 25, 2018

“I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when I was 14 years old,” says Carly Panchura, now 39 and an advocate for arthritis research.

By uclahealth • August 14, 2017
Most people think of rheumatology as the study of joint disorders, such as arthritis, but they may not know just how broad the field really is. Because rheumatologic disorders also affect blood vessels, organs and a host of other body parts, rheumatology research delves down into the effects on those [...]
By Enrique Rivero • June 15, 2017
Before you reach for an over-the-counter (OCT) pain reliever to treat your headache or sore back, review your options. While these drugs are generally safe, they also have a number of side effects. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory inhibitors (NSAIDs) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory inhibitors, such as ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen, relieve pain and [...]
By uclahealth • May 11, 2017
I met Dr. Jennifer Grossman when she was a new rheumatologist and I was a new lupus patient. It was in the early 90's. It is now 2017 and I have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer that has spread to the bones. Dr. Grossman has always [...]
By r5150n • March 24, 2017