Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs & Symptoms

Being a rheumatologist I see signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis that are often very difficult to deal with given the pain it causes.  Often, many people don’t realize the signs and symptoms they are experiencing is in fact rheumatoid arthritis.  Knowing the symptoms allow you to address these symptoms early, get a diagnosis and treatment plan Read More…


JUVENILE ARTHRITIS

I have always loved children! In fact while I was growing up, I spent most of my childhood and young adulthood thinking that I would become a pediatrician.  My Pediatrics rotation during medical school was one of my favorite electives. Although being with kids during their visits and watching them achieve numerous milestones was so Read More…


I GOT THE GOUT!

Summertime is here and it is the time of poolside barbecues, which may consist of consuming delicious burgers and alcoholic beverages and sodas for some.  In the city, I have been getting many consults for males complaining of acute joint pain, redness and swelling in the big toe as well as other joints in the Read More…


MY BACK HURTS!!

Have you ever woken up one morning and felt an ache in your back or felt a twinge in your back after a strenuous workout? One of the most common reasons why individuals come into the office is BACK PAIN. BASICS OF LOW BACK PAIN Low back pain is one of the leading causes for Read More…


Why Do I Feel So Weak?

On a daily basis, I have many individuals who present to my office not only complaining of muscle pain but also progressive muscle weakness which can be more serious.  I’ll never forget the time a middle age female slowly walked into my office complaining of profound muscle weakness and fatigue. She described this feeling of Read More…


OUCH… MY ACHING MUSCLES

I have many individuals presenting to my office for symptoms of muscle aches and muscle pain.  Sometimes, the muscle ache can be localized to a certain area or be diffused throughout one’s body such as in the neck, low back, biceps, arms, legs and thighs.  Some different causes of muscle pain include: Fibromyalgia (see prior blog Read More…