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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

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The Use of Immunosuppressants in Autoimmune and Inflammatory

The Use of Immunosuppressants in Autoimmune and Inflammatory

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Acupuncture Basics

Acupuncture Basics

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Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

by Hope Starkman, MD Polymyalgia rheumatica(PMR) is a condition that generally has the potential to affect individuals over the age of fifty. PMR can occur abruptly or can be insidious (develop more slowly over time) Many people wake up one morning with pain and stiffness of their shoulders, arms, neck, hips and upper legs. Like [...]

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Fibromyalgia

by Hope Starkman, MD Fibromyalgia is a very common pain syndrome which can occur in any age group or either sex. Fibromyalgia is most common, however, in women between the ages of 20-50. Fibromyalgia can occur alone or secondary to or in combination with other inflammatory or autoimmune disorders, like rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus [...]

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Seronegative (Rheumatoid Factor Negative) Inflammatory Arthritis

by Hope Starkman , MD There are many forms of arthritis which fit into the inflammatory category but which do not have labs tests that specifically identify them. For example, patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) may have positive Rheumatoid Factors or CCP antibodies in their blood and patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus often have positive [...]

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Osteoarthritis

by Hope Starkman, MD Osteoarthritis is the most common form of human joint disease. Although it is uncommon prior to the age of forty, its prevalence rapidly rises thereafter. Most people over the age of seventy have osteoarthritis in at least one joint. The risks for the development of osteoarthritis include increasing age, female sex [...]

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Receiving Soft Tissue Injections/Arthrocentesis (Joint Injection)/Viscosupplementation

By: Hope Starkman, M.D. Your physician may advise you that you might benefit from receiving a soft tissue or joint injection for example an injection into your knee, shoulder, wrist, ankle, and elbow, trigger finger, carpal tunnel area or trigger point. This Procedure most often involves the placement of a form of cortisone into that [...]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

by Hope Starkman, MD The term arthritis is a very general one that includes more than 100 different types of joint diseases. Arthritis, in general can be divided into two main groups. Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis is a wear and tear condition that is associated with degeneration of the cartilage. It can be compared to [...]

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