Items Tagged ‘joint pain’

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 askthedoctors

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


Ask the Doctors - How can I ease bursitis pain?

July 17, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I ease bursitis pain?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I played a pretty rough game of tennis a few weeks ago and developed an ache in my right elbow that turns out to be bursitis. What can I do to ease the pain? Our skeletons are marvels of mechanical engineering. They create a scaffold for our muscles, skin and circulatory system, shelter […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, bursitis, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, exercise, joint pain, yoga


UCLA doctor diagnoses teen's complex disorder, restoring her vision, ability to enjoy life

July 5, 2018

UCLA doctor diagnoses teen’s complex disorder, restoring her vision, ability to enjoy life

By Elaine Schmidt elaineschmidt

Rhianna Wilson spent her senior year of high school in and out of four San Diego hospitals, seeking relief for her vision loss, pain and debilitating headaches. At age 18, she was diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a rare genetic disorder marked by overly stretchy connective tissue. In Wilson’s case, the disorder revealed itself in […]

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Tags: adolescent medicine, blindness, brain, Chiari malformation, Ehler-Danlos Dyndrome, joint pain, neurosurgery, pediatric neurosurgery, pediatrics, teenager, vision loss


Psychotherapy services at pain center help patients enjoy better quality of life

June 4, 2018

Psychotherapy services at pain center help patients enjoy better quality of life

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights Pain psychology uses cognitive behavioral therapy to change pain perceptions. Center offers various therapies to help patients cope with back, neck and joint pain, post-surgical pain and nerve pain. Services help to reduce or eliminate the need for addictive pain medications. If you’re among the approximately 100 million Americans who deal with chronic […]

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Tags: back pain, Chronic Pain, cognitive behavioral therapy, Dr. F. Michael Ferrante, joint pain, neck pain, nerve pain, pain perceptions, pain psychology, post-surgical pain, short-term pain, UCLA Comprehensive Pain Center


October 4, 2017

A quick fix

By Nana lyallen

Every step of the way was very reassuring. Dr. Yeh is such a positive warm person. He looks at you deeply rather than superficially. The nurse practitioner was very warm and reassuring. I was given options and told the choice was up to me. Surgery or to just watch it. I chose surgery. I was […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrinology, joint pain, nurse practitioner, pain meds, patient stories, sore throat, stiff neck, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


A few facts about rheumatology at UCLA

June 15, 2017

A few facts about rheumatology at UCLA

By Enrique Rivero enriquerivero

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


Healthy travel tips

May 10, 2017

Healthy travel tips

By uclahealth uclahealth

Part of ensuring you have a great summer vacation is staying healthy during your trips. Follow these three wellness tips to keep illness at bay during your travels. Update your vaccines: Ask your doctor if your vaccinations are up-to-date for the following: Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP) Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) Varicella (chickenpox) Polio Influenza (seasonal […]

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Tags: Caribbean, CDC, chickenpox, chikungunya, DEET, dengue, diphtheria, DTaP, fever, headache, hepatitis a, influenza