Items Tagged ‘arthritis’

Ask the Doctors - Can MSM crystals ease my arthritis pain?

October 10, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can MSM crystals ease my arthritis pain?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

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, garlic, asparagus, kale, beans and wheat germ.  It can also be found in horsetail, […]

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Tags: arthritis, Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, Methylsulfonylmethane, MSM


Ask the Doctors - How does meloxicam ease joint pain?

August 29, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How does meloxicam ease joint pain?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

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 the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX). This inhibition leads to a decrease in the production of […]

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Tags: arthritis, Ask the Doctors, diclofenac, Dr. Robert Ashley, joint pain, meloxicam, naproxen, NSAIDs


Coping with the changes your feet undergo as you age

August 6, 2018

Coping with the changes your feet undergo as you age

By Simi Singer Simi Singer

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 age is important,” said Dr. Joan Williams, orthopaedic […]

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Tags: arthritis, bunions, foot surgery, fungal infections, Joan Williams MD, orthopaedic surgeon, orthotics, podiatry, stress fracture, UCLA Orthopaedic Center, UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital


Ask the Doctors - Are there any natural remedies for arthritis pain?

June 18, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Are there any natural remedies for arthritis pain?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

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 within a joint.  Cartilage is a tissue that provides cushion to the joint.  Without […]

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Tags: arthritis, Ask the Doctors, capsaicin cream, chondroitin, chondroitin sulfate, DMSO, Dr. Robert Ashley, glucosamine, MSM, osteoarthritis


Ask the Doctors - Should I try glucosamine for joint pain?

April 25, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I try glucosamine for joint pain?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

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? Glucosamine is a compound that is naturally produced within your body. […]

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Tags: arthritis, Ask the Doctors, cartilage, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, glucosamine, Joint Health, rheumatology


25 years with arthritis

August 14, 2017

25 years with arthritis

By uclahealth uclahealth

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

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Tags: arthritis, arthritis research, featured, rheumatologist, rheumatology, US News


A few facts about rheumatology at UCLA

June 15, 2017

A few facts about rheumatology at UCLA

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

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 systems as well. At UCLA, […]

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Tags: arthritis, bad cholesterol, cholesterol, Dr. John Fitzgerald, fibromyalgia, good cholesterol, gout, HDL, inflammatory diseases, joint pain, LDL, microbiome


Over-the-counter pain relievers: Which one is right for you?

May 11, 2017

Over-the-counter pain relievers: Which one is right for you?

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 reduce fever and inflammation. They can […]

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Tags: acetaminophen, arthritis, backache, brain inflammation, cold symptoms, gastrointestinal bleeding, headache, liver damage, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory inhibitors, NSAIDs


March 24, 2017

Someone Special

By r5150n r5150n

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 been supportive of me since we first met. I […]

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Tags: arthritis, Doctors Day, Dr. Jennifer Grossman, Lupus, patient stories, rheumatic disease, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatology, UCLA Division of Rheumatology


March 24, 2017

Tackling an illness difficult to diagnose

By bangles bangles

One morning last summer, I woke up and my feet were numb. That’s when I started going from doctor to doctor trying to find out what was happening, how to get better and how to stop the progress of numbness and pain in my feet. I visited specialists in Internal medicine, Neurology, Acupuncture, but nobody […]

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Tags: arthritis, Doctors Day, Dr. Geraldine Navarro, patient stories, Porter Ranch, rheumatologist, rheumatology, UCLA Primary and Specialty Care