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New Techniques and Options for Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy in Encinitas CA Area

A chronic condition called “Trigger Points” could cause many of your debilitating symptoms, such as decreased mobility, persistent pain, ringing in the ears, and tension headaches. Thankfully, here at the Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center, Dr. Peter Lloyd and his associates offer incredible trigger point injection (TPI) therapies that can help relieve these conditions and more. Diagnosing Trigger Points Before recommending trigger point injection therapy, Dr. Lloyd will examine these afflicted areas by touch. These points will often be hypersensitive nodules of muscle tissue that are unusually firm. There will likely be a sharp localized pain response, radiating discomfort, or a local twitching … Continue reading

Injectable Arthritis Medication Can Make All the Difference

Injectable Arthritis Medication in Encinitas CA Area

In the U.S, it’s estimated that 24 percent of all adults (58.5 million people) struggle with arthritis. It’s the #1 cause of work disability, with average lost earnings and medical care costs reaching $303.5 billion. The good news is that there are effective ways to treat arthritis that can give you your mobility and life back. Here at Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center, Dr. Peter Lloyd and his team have many years of experience helping patients with arthritis find relief and take back control of their lives. Joint Injection Arthritis Treatment Joint injections are a very effective arthritis treatment we use at the … Continue reading

5 Warning Signs of Psoriatic Arthritis

Stages of Psoriatic Arthritis in Encinitas CA Area

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory disorder characterized by inflamed joints, joint pain, and loss of mobility due to the breakdown of joint cartilage. This condition can cause irreversible joint damage and deformity if left untreated. Early diagnosis and treatment are vital in managing psoriatic arthritis. At Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center, Encinitas, California, we specialize in PsA detection and treatment. Who’s at Risk of Developing Psoriatic Arthritis? If you have psoriasis – a skin condition whereby your skin becomes red, dry, and flaky – you’re at greater risk of developing psoriatic arthritis. Although you can develop PsA at any time, it’s more common in … Continue reading

Early symptoms of psoriatic arthritis explained by your rheumatologist

Psoriatic Arthritis Early Symptoms in Encinitas Area

The joints in our body work hard for us every day, helping us walk, use our hands, and move us through the motions of our daily lives. When even just one joint becomes painful and inflamed, it can take a severe toll on our quality of life. Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory disease that can cause joint pain along with several other symptoms – many of which you may not associate with “arthritis.” Like many diseases, your chances of successful treatment are highest when it is treated at an early stage. At Seaside Rheumatology in Encinitas, California, we encourage patients … Continue reading

How Do You Diagnose Polymyalgia Rheumatica in Encinitas, CA?

How Do You Diagnose Polymyalgia Rheumatica in Encinitas, CA Area?

Dr. Peter Lloyd at Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center in Encinitas, CA, is a board-certified rheumatologist with years of experience diagnosing polymyalgia rheumatica. The specific cause of polymyalgia rheumatica is unknown, so there is no single, specific diagnostic test. However, blood tests can reveal elevated levels of specific inflammatory markers, like C-reactive protein and other tell-tale signs. Dr. Lloyd brings a wealth of knowledge and firsthand experience to every interaction with a patient, and he can help you identify the underlying causes of a variety of symptoms. If he suspects you may be living with polymyalgia rheumatica, he can offer … Continue reading

Where Can I Learn About How Osteoarthritis Affects the Body in Encinitas, CA?

Where Can I Learn About How Osteoarthritis Affects the Body in Encinitas, CA Area?

Dr. Peter Lloyd at Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center in Encinitas, CA, is a professional rheumatologist with years of experience treating osteoarthritis. He can explain to you how osteoarthritis affects the body and the symptom management options available to you. How do I Fight Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis can be a painful, limiting degenerative joint disease. The underlying causes are unique to every patient, resulting from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. For that reason, no two treatment methods are the same. Dr. Lloyd will be your partner in care, working to understand your goals and symptoms before putting together a … Continue reading

Benefits of trigger point injections, Encinitas CA

Benefits of Trigger Point Injections in Encinitas CA Area

Patients with chronic pain often seek out an experienced doctor to help diagnose the cause and help them find relief. Dr. Peter Lloyd of Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center in Encinitas, CA, has helped countless patients with muscle and joint pain find relief with both medical and natural therapies. Individuals who are experiencing what feels like knots of muscle, known as trigger sites, can find relief and benefit with trigger point injections. What are trigger points? Often occurring after trauma to the body, such as a car accident or sports injury, trigger points are targeted areas of spasm and inflammation … Continue reading

Encinitas, CA, doctor helps you learn how to know if you have psoriatic arthritis

Doctor Helps You Learn how to Know if You Have Psoriatic Arthritis in Encinitas, CA Area

Dr. Peter Lloyd of Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center in Encinitas, CA, knows how important it is for patients to be diagnosed correctly to receive the most effective treatment and feel relief from their pain or discomfort. While autoimmune disorders, like psoriatic arthritis, can be challenging to diagnose, it is important that patients listen to their bodies and doctors listen to their patients. How to know if you have psoriatic arthritis Skin rash: Most patients with psoriatic arthritis will have psoriasis seven to 12 years before the onset of arthritis. This particular rash is identifiable by a plaque that includes … Continue reading

An Encinitas, CA, doctor addresses common concerns about nerve block injections

An Encinitas, CA Area, Doctor Addresses Common Concerns About Nerve Block Injections

Patients who suffer from severe and constant pain are often always looking for a treatment that will stop the pain and let them get back to living their life. There are many types of pain management, including medication, physical therapy, surgery, and steroid and nerve block injections. However, knowing where to start can be overwhelming, and patients often have many questions. Dr. Peter Lloyd of Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center in Encinitas, CA, helps his patients understand their options. For those interested in nerve block injection treatments, he addresses some common questions and concerns. Don’t be afraid of the needle. … Continue reading

Encinitas, CA, patients get relief from osteoarthritis with joint pain injections

In Encinitas, CA Area, Patients Get Relief from Osteoarthritis with Joint Pain Injections

Many adults struggle with osteoarthritis and aching joints. It can be caused by a previous injury, certain medical conditions, and medications, obesity, or even just getting older. Dr. Peter Lloyd of Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center in Encinitas, CA, knows that this discomfort or pain can keep his patients from being active, participating in activities they love, and even fully enjoying their life. However, with certain injections, he can help patients find relief from the pain. Will injections help me? To find out if a joint injection will help relieve your pain, you will need to schedule a consultation and … Continue reading

Read What Our Patients are Saying

I have been seeing Dr. Lloyd for about a year now. He has a kind demeanor and great sense of humor. Even on my bad days, it’s a pleasure going to appointments. His knowledge of the human condition is vast and impressive. He knows how to effectively ease discomfort with an ability to make you feel comfortable in moments of vulnerability. In his care, my pain and suffering is significantly diminished. I am grateful and appreciative of him and the help he has given me since the day I walked into his practice. I highly recommend Dr. Lloyd as a professional and as a doctor of Rheumatology. Shawnie D. BY Shawnie D.
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