Rheumatology

Do You Have Symptoms of Gout?

Rheumatologists treat many forms of arthritis, including “gout”. Gout is most often found in the feet, ankles and knees, and usually attacks one joint at a time, causing the joint to become red, swollen and painful. Pain often starts during the night and may cause patients to wake up in pain. The big […]

Can people with arthritis really feel the weather “in their bones”?

The answer is both “yes” and “no”. Yes, studies show that some people with arthritis feel more pain on cold, overcast days and on days following a rise in the barometric pressure. However, results were not consistent and the increase in pain reported was “not clinically significant”. The reports of […]

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the bones to become weaker and more likely to break. It was once thought to be a “woman’s disease” since it affects about 1 in 4 women aged 65 and over. It’s now recognized that about 1 in 20 men aged 65 and over […]