Patient Education: Tendonitis and Tenosynovitis

Overview Tendons are identified as strong cords of tissue that join muscles to bones. When a tendon is inflamed, the condition is called tendonitis. It happens to one or many tendons in the body. The inflammation causes swelling, pain, and discomfort. Moreover, tenosynovitis is connected to tendonitis. This is the inflammation of the lining of … Continue reading

FAQ: Scleroderma

What is scleroderma? More commonly observed in women, scleroderma refers to abnormal growth of connective tissue that affects joints, skin, and internal organs. This disease is degenerative and worsens over time. If it affects only an area, then it’s called localized scleroderma. If it affects the whole body, then it is known as systemic sclerosis. … Continue reading

Osteoporosis: Risk Factors You CAN and CANNOT Change

In celebration of this year’s World Osteoporosis Day in the 20th of October, the Rheumatology of Central Indiana presents this comprehensive list with the hope of educating patients and raising awareness about the risk factors of Osteoporosis. Risk factors you CANNOT change: Gender – Women pose a greater chance of developing osteoporosis than men due … Continue reading

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FAQ: Gout

What is Gout? A condition that causes inflammation and pain in the joints. These are due to the occurrence of monosodium urate crystal deposits in and around the joints. In contrast to lupus, gout affects more men than women. This is often linked to obesity, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. What causes Gout? Excess … Continue reading

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Professionals on Lupus and Nutrition

Overview Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) refers to a systemic autoimmune disorder that is characterized by the presence of autoantibodies that attack healthy self-protein and affect multiple organ systems. These organs may include joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs. Statistically, lupus is present more in women than in men. The typical onset age … Continue reading

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Professionals on Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Overview Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic or long-term disease which is characterized by the inflammation of the joints. Depending on the severity, the inflammation can affect the appearance and functionality of the joints and other parts of the body. Also, lumps or rheumatoid nodules may occur anywhere in the body. People who are diagnosed with … Continue reading