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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

Encinitas, CA specialist discusses latest treatment options for psoriatic arthritis

Latest Treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis at Seaside Rheumatology & Wellness Center in Encinitas Area

Led by Board-certified Rheumatologist, Dr. Peter Lloyd, Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center stays ahead of safe, clinically proven advancements to ease the joint pain, swelling, and stiffness of psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Some of the most exciting innovations in treatment are based on new findings in recent years about PsA’s immune system-related and genetic associations. Here, we discuss the latest treatment for psoriatic arthritis in Encinitas, CA at Dr. Lloyd’s practice. Targeted biologics Biologic medications differ from their traditional systemic counterparts that work throughout the body by targeting specific parts of the immune system – not the entire immune system. Biologics … Continue reading

Accurate, comfortable joint injection therapy in Encinitas, CA, may be appropriate to ease your pain

Joint Pain Injection at Seaside Rheumatology & Wellness Center in Encinitas CA Area

Joint injections are a powerful tool at Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center. The injection may be used to collect synovial fluid, which is then analyzed to pinpoint the source of pain. The injection itself can also be used to relieve or eliminate painful symptoms caused by the musculoskeletal and autoimmune disorders that, collectively, specialists like board-certified rheumatologist Dr. Peter Lloyd are adept at treating.  Joint pain injection in Encinitas, CA, at Dr. Lloyd’s office is a predictable, well-tolerated, and precision way to ease your discomfort. So, you can get back to being your happy, active, well-rested self again. A word … Continue reading

Multi-faceted, tailored lupus treatment from a specialist center in Encinitas, CA, reduces flares

Lupus Treatment Center at Seaside Rheumatology & Wellness Center in Encinitas CA Area

Travelers from near and far love to soak up all that our sunny corner of San Diego County has to offer. However, one of the features that makes SoCal such a draw is also what worsens lupus. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun’s rays can not only age and damage our skin, but it represents one of the most prominent “triggers” for lupus sufferers. As a board-certified rheumatologist, Dr. Peter Lloyd specializes in the diagnosis and management of autoimmune conditions, including lupus. As your lupus treatment center in Encinitas, CA, Dr. Lloyd’s office works with you to determine … Continue reading

Encinitas, CA specialist gets to know your gout symptoms for relief, effective treatment options

Gout Treatment Options at Seaside Rheumatology & Wellness Center in Encinitas CA Area

Gout is often characterized by sudden “attacks” of intense joint pain that lingers, alongside swelling, a sensation of heat, and movement-limiting stiffness. To get relief from frequently debilitating symptoms requires an understanding of those symptoms. But this complicated form of arthritis is often mistaken for psoriatic arthritis (and other forms of arthritis) as well as pseudogout, which is a build-up of calcium – not uric acid – crystals in the joints. As a board-certified rheumatologist, Dr. Peter Lloyd is knowledgeable of and experienced with musculoskeletal and systemic autoimmune diseases, which informs the effective gout treatment options in Encinitas, CA at … Continue reading

Relief from the pain, stiffness of psoriatic arthritis, courtesy of specialist care in Encinitas, CA

Psoriatic Arthritis Relief at Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center in Encinitas CA Area

As its name suggests, psoriatic arthritis is associated with the skin condition, psoriasis; however, this inflammatory disease is also related to a number of different medical conditions. These “comorbidities” include: Crohn’s disease Ulcerative colitis Osteoporosis Uveitis, ocular inflammation Diabetes Chronic kidney disease Heart disease Some of the above conditions are related to genes that are also present among patients with some sort of GI involvement, such as Crohn’s. Other conditions on the list represent potential complications of untreated psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). These conditions call for accurate diagnostics and prompt psoriatic arthritis relief in Encinitas, CA, from a Board-Certified … Continue reading

Get back your life with nonsurgical nerve block injection therapy for back pain in Encinitas, CA

Nerve Block Injection for Back Pain at Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center in Encinitas CA Area

The Mayo Clinic reports one of every four Americans has experienced back pain in the last three months. During a lifetime, 80% of us will reportedly experience what is quite literally a pain in the back. That pain, though, can present as discomfort and weakness in the legs and radiate to other parts of the body, including the arms. Since there are so many causes of back pain, from stains and disc ruptures to arthritis and bony abnormalities, it is important to turn to a specialist in joint, muscular, and skeletal conditions. Depending on your diagnosis, nerve block injection for … Continue reading

Trust diagnostics from a specialist in the treatment of tendonitis, related conditions in Encinitas, CA

Tendonitis Treatment at Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center in Encinitas CA Area

If your arms, legs, hands, feet, or other affected areas ache or feel tender, and you experience some swelling and mobility problems because of your symptoms, you may have tendonitis. These are a few of the symptoms that commonly present when patients have inflamed or irritated tendons. This inflammation of those thick, fiber-like cords that connect muscle to bone can often be mistaken for other conditions, such as rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. These conditions are also linked to each other. As a Board-Certified Rheumatologist, Dr. Peter Lloyd is experienced and knowledgeable at diagnosing tendonitis and related conditions. So, tendonitis treatment … Continue reading

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