Rheumatology

Healthy Aging: Strength Training and Osteoporosis 

  • older couple exercising in gym

Many of us associate strength training with weight lifting muscle builders working on their six-packs. This stereotype, however, ignores the overall health benefits of strength training. When done over a long period of time, strength training can help prevent multiple chronic illnesses, including osteoporosis.   Osteoporosis, which causes a decrease […]

Is there a link between increased rheumatoid arthritis pain and nightshades?

  • Middle aged woman holding arthritic hands

When you have a difficult and complicated disease such as rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, it’s common to look for a connection between your symptoms and what you eat. In some cases, science can pinpoint a concrete link, or explanation, that verifies word-of-mouth reports. In other cases, research rejects […]

Prevent Broken Bones with Early Detection of Osteoporosis 

  • Older Woman exercising withsmall wieghts

One way to prevent broken bones is to keep bones strong and solid. This is primarily done with strength– training and weight-bearing exercises as well as proper nutrition. As people age, however, their bones can become thinner. They may look more like a sponge than solid material. This is called “osteoporosis”.   Osteoporosis is more […]

Do You Have Symptoms of Gout?

  • Woman holding wrist with pain

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 […]