How Does Exercise Help My Arthritis?

2023-05-17T17:01:50-07:00May 1st, 2023|Rheumatology|

Arthritis is a condition that affects the joints in the body and can lead to pain, stiffness, and  swelling. It may seem counterintuitive, but exercise is actually helpful for people with arthritis.  The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) recommends exercise as an important part of  arthritis treatment as exercise can enhance joint flexibility, lower pain and stiffness, and  increase muscle strength. In this article, we explore how exercise helps manage arthritis  symptoms and improve overall ...

Why is it Important to Treat and Manage Gout?

2023-04-04T21:37:11-07:00March 31st, 2023|Rheumatology|

Gout is an arthritis that presents with pain and inflammation in one or more joints. It impacts millions of people around the world.  Sometimes, gout has no symptoms  and other times, when symptoms get worse, flares or “gout attacks” occur. Fortunately, people with gout can successfully treat and  take care of the condition.   Gout occurs when uric acid, a breakdown product of protein found in the blood, builds up in the body and causes crystals to ...

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