Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritic inflammation that occurs in about 15 percent of patients who have a skin rash called psoriasis. This particular arthritis can affect any joint in the body, and symptoms vary from person to person. Research has shown that persistent inflammation from psoriatic arthritis can lead to joint damage. Fortunately, available […]Find out more
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease characterised by pain and swelling (inflammation) in and around joints, stiffness in the joints and muscles which is more apparent in the morning and fatigue. It is a systemic disease, meaning it can affect the whole body for example, the lungs, skin, blood vessels, nerves, and eyes. The disease tends […]Find out more
What is a Rheumatologist?
Rheumatology is often confused with Orthopaedics. Often, a patient with joint pain sees an Orthopaedic doctor instead of a Rheumatologist. What is the difference? A Rheumatologist is a doctor who specializes in arthritis and bone and joint diseases. Rheumatologists prescribe medication to control inflammation and pain and monitor the patient closely. Over 100 types […]Find out more