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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 [...]

By | September 26th, 2014|Publications and Papers|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | September 26th, 2014|Publications and Papers|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | September 26th, 2014|Publications and Papers|0 Comments

Gout and The Treatment of Gout

By Hope Starkman, MD Gout is a form of inflammatory Arthritis known to be caused by an accumulation of uric acid within the joints. It is one of the most inflammatory arthritis forms that exist. Pictures of kings from hundreds of years ago depict men with a devil pointing a pitchfork at their foot, thus [...]

By | September 22nd, 2014|Gout, Publications and Papers, Treatment of Symptoms|0 Comments

Biologic Agents for The Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Hope Starkman, MD Rheumatoid Arthritis is a disorder characterized by Inflammation. Inflamed joints will become red, warm or hot, tender and swollen. Left alone without treatment, inflamed joints may become dysfunctional and deformed. Many of the older therapies like Ibuprofen, Naprosyn and even Prednisone act to treat inflammation in a general way by blocking [...]

By | September 22nd, 2014|Publications and Papers|0 Comments

Psoriasis Foundation drives efforts to cure psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis with new strategic plan

Friday 11 July 2014 - 2am PST National Psoriasis Foundation will double the number of researchers studying psoriasis and psoriatic arthritiswhile also cutting in half the number of people who say these chronic conditions are a problem in their daily lives as part of its new five-year strategic plan and mission to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of [...]

By | July 11th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Come See our Beautiful Boynton Beach Office

DRIVING DIRECTIONS a) From I 95 take Gateway Blvd exit, Travel west to Congress Avenue then travel south. Make the first left turn into the Renaissance Commons (pass Dominic’s) bear left. Find Parking on the Congress Avenue side of the building and use the elevators on the side of the Bonefish Grill and A T [...]

By | July 11th, 2014|News|0 Comments