Last week I shared details about different types of arthritis. In this post, we'll share how arthritis is diagnosed and treated.
People frequently ask me if they have arthritis because they have joint pain. The word arthritis means inflammation of the joints. Add “itis” to anything and you get inflammation of that area: Myositis, inflammation of the musclesVasculitis- inflammation of the blood vesselsDiverticulitis- inflammation of the colonHepatitis - inflammation of the liver. Joints are no different. Inflammation is… Continue reading Does Joint Pain Always Point To Arthritis?
When I was a young girl, old movies always depicted royalty, usually the king, sitting on his throne, elevating his foot because his big toe was throbbing in terrible pain. In olden days, it was the rich, male, upper class who had gouty attacks because only they had access to the rich foods and alcohol… Continue reading Gout (Gouty Arthritis)