Should You See a Rheumatologist? Here Are 4 Reasons Why

Many people don’t usually think about seeing a rheumatologist in Indiana. However, that will soon change as the United States’s population continues to age. In a 2015 study, the American College of Rheumatology projects that around 67 million adults will be diagnosed with arthritis by 2030. Meanwhile, 1.3 million currently have rheumatoid arthritis; 5 million … Continue reading

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Pain and Gain

Human bodies are imperfect. They break down. They can start to hurt after a while. At some point, a few human bodies will end up afflicted with a fair amount of chronic pain; gout, joint pain, arthritis, and a myriad of other rheumatoid ailments. But there are ways to deal with such illnesses and dealing … Continue reading

Lupus and Osteoporosis: What Everyone Should Know

As a provider of rheumatology treatment in Muncie, Indiana, we treat a variety of bone and joint-related disorders. One of the many diseases that come under our focus is lupus. The NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center describes lupus as an autoimmune disease, the result when the immune system attacks the body’s … Continue reading

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Psoriatic Arthritis and Our Role in the Treatment

Psoriasis is a disease that presents itself as scaly red and white patches developing on the skin. This occurrence is caused by the body’s immune system attacking its own skin. Patients with psoriasis may also develop Psoriatic Arthritis; manifesting stiff, painful, and swollen joints. Identical to Psoriasis, the Psoriatic Arthritis symptoms may flare and then … Continue reading

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Professionals on Diagnosing and Treating Osteoarthritis

What is and what causes Osteoarthritis (OA)? Medically, there are 100 types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is considered most common. It is described as a chronic (long-term), degenerative joint condition; meaning, it gets worse over time by breaking down joint cartilage of the hands, knees, hips, or spine most often. OA is classified either primary … Continue reading

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Medications That May Cause Bone Loss

Synthetic Glucocorticoids Glucocorticoids are created by the body naturally as cortisone or cortisol. These are necessary for the body’s growth, metabolism, and response to physical stresses like injuries, infections, and inflammation. Synthetic glucocorticoids like prednisone are widely used as an effective anti-inflammatory drug. However, high levels of both synthetic and natural glucocorticoids are linked to … Continue reading