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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

Is it osteoarthritis or something else? Treating symptoms starts with specialist expertise in Encinitas, CA

Treating Osteoarthritis in Encinitas Ca Area

The first step to relief from the pain, stiffness, tenderness, and swelling of osteoarthritis (OA) is an understanding of the root cause of your symptoms. Only then can board-certified rheumatologist Dr. Peter Lloyd begin the process of effectively treating osteoarthritis in Encinitas, CA, at the office of Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center. At its heart, osteoarthritis arises any time the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones in your joints degrades. Firm, slippery cartilage facilitates free movement of the joints, so there is no painful friction. When cartilage erodes entirely, bone rubs on bone. So, osteoarthritis is often thought … Continue reading

From injectable to oral options, treatments for gout in Encinitas, CA ease attacks, prevent flares

Treatments for Gout in Encinitas Ca Area

Relief from the pain, stiffness, swelling, and inflammation caused by gout often involves medications. The choice of medication that board-certified rheumatologist Dr. Peter Lloyd may prescribe depends, partly, on your current health status and personal preferences. Treatments for gout in Encinitas, CA at Dr. Lloyd’s office, Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center, may address both acute attacks and help to prevent future flare-ups. The effective intervention also helps to reduce the risk of complications, such as tophi, which is a build-up of urate crystals around the joints. Gout medications commonly include prednisone and other corticosteroids. These drugs control inflammation and pain. … Continue reading

Myriad treatments in Encinitas, CA ease Sjögren’s syndrome symptoms and prevent irreversible damage

Sjogren's Syndrome Symptoms and Treatments in Encinitas Area

Sjögren’s syndrome can potentially affect many different parts of the body. Frequently, this autoimmune condition damages the ability of the mucus membranes and glands to produce adequate tears and saliva. So, dryness is commonly associated with Sjögren’s. While no single medication has been conclusively proven to slow the progression of the disease, there are many drugs available to ease symptoms. Without intervention, these symptoms can lead to oral and ocular damage, and damage to internal organs such as the lungs, liver, and pancreas. A board-certified rheumatologist, Dr. Peter Lloyd of Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center, is well-versed in Sjögren’s syndrome … Continue reading


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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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