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Live life to the fullest with a range of chronic joint pain therapies

Chronic Joint Pain Treatments in San Diego CA Area

We at Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center in Encinitas, California, and serving San Diego County, appreciate that pain can stand in the way of getting stronger and increasing your range of motion. Naturally, when it is painful to move an affected joint during physical therapy, your progress can slow or be at a standstill. Pain can also stand in the way of your embarking on an exercise program. And exercise is so beneficial to both our physical and mental health, and overall wellbeing.  The treatments for chronic joint pain recommended and administered by our board-certified rheumatologist, Dr. Peter Lloyd, support … Continue reading

Therapeutic ultrasound for relieving osteoarthritis symptoms

Ultrasound Treatment for Osteoarthritis in Encinitas CA Area

Dr. Peter Lloyd is a board-certified rheumatologist and founder of Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center. He has considerable experience and expertise in treating patients with osteoarthritis in Encinitas, California, and the surrounding area. Additionally, Dr. Lloyd has developed sub-specialty expertise in rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. This combination of experience is important; many forms of arthritis feature symptoms that overlap each other. So, there is the potential for conditions to be misdiagnosed. Accurate diagnoses inform effective treatment that eases pain and enhances function and mobility. Generally characterized as a wear-and-tear disease, osteoarthritis is detected through a variety of means. Ultrasound … Continue reading

Diagnosing Psoriatic Arthritis at our specialty center is the first step to pain relief and healthy function

Diagnosing Psoriatic Arthritis in Encinitas CA Area

Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center in Encinitas, California, is led by Dr. Peter Lloyd. As a Board-certified rheumatologist, Dr. Lloyd is trusted by patients from throughout North County and the surrounding area and by other physicians. The medical community turns to his specialty expertise to provide rapid pain relief and effective treatment to their patients who are suffering from autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. These diseases generally affect the musculoskeletal system, but they can also cause damage to the skin, nerves, blood vessels, and many internal organs.  Dr. Lloyd has developed a particular interest in Psoriatic Arthritis. Diagnosing PsA can be … Continue reading

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

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