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Injections for rheumatoid arthritis treatment in Encinitas CA: More options for medications to ease symptoms

Injections for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Encinitas Area

The most common cause of autoimmune arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by joint inflammation caused by the immune system. A healthy immune system typically fights off infections and other harmful invaders. With RA, the immune system “attacks its own,” the joints and other tissues, resulting in progressive damage that can lead to irreversible deformities without appropriate intervention. As a Board-Certified Rheumatologist, Dr. Peter Lloyd is adept at creating treatment plans suited to your specific situation and needs. These plans are often multi-dimensional, including both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches, which are monitored closely and adjusted as needed. Injections for rheumatoid … Continue reading

Noninvasive and predictable, ultrasound is a versatile tool for osteoarthritis treatment in Encinitas CA

Ultrasound Treatments for Osteoarthritis in Encinitas Area

The most common type of rheumatic disease, osteoarthritis affects more than 80% of people aged 55 and older. It’s a complex, multi-faceted disease that often calls for multi-faceted diagnostics and treatments, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. As a Board-Certified Rheumatologist, Dr. Peter Lloyd uses proven technologies such as ultrasound for osteoarthritis in Encinitas CA. Ultrasound can be used as both a powerful tool to pinpoint the cause of chronic and debilitating symptoms and to ease these symptoms in a non-invasive and highly accurate manner. About ultrasound With a long-standing record of safety and effectiveness, ultrasound as a non-ionizing energy form … Continue reading

Encinitas CA specialist prevents irreversible damage by treating early stages of psoriatic arthritis

Early Stages of Psoriatic Arthritis in Encinitas Area

It’s estimated that up to 30% of people with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA). If you have psoriasis, it’s important to be self-aware; watch for any changes that could indicate the presence of PsA, as the risk of developing this condition among psoriasis sufferers doesn’t wane over time. It can take 10 to 12 years after psoriasis is diagnosed for PsA to present itself. Board-Certified Rheumatologist Dr. Peter Lloyd of Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center is trained to identify the early stages of psoriatic arthritis in Encinitas CA. Early diagnosis means the early intervention of the kind that helps … Continue reading

Joint aspiration in Encinitas CA pinpoints cause of pain, injections provide relief

Joint Pain Relief in Encinitas area

There are dozens of causes of joint pain and associated inflammation and swelling. As a board-certified rheumatologist, Dr. Peter Lloyd is specially trained and experienced to assess joint pain and related movement problems. Accurate, well-informed diagnostics leads to effective joint pain relief in Encinitas CA at Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center. Joint pain Joints are where at least two bones come together. Most joints are mobile, which allows the bones to move effortlessly. Any part of a joint may be the source of discomfort, including cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. Symptoms may be mild, with soreness arising only after specific types … Continue reading

Are trigger points to blame for your pain? Encinitas, CA specialist resolves symptoms with injection treatment

Trigger Point Injection for Muscle Pain in Encinitas area

Trigger points may be to blame for all sorts of debilitating symptoms, from persistent pain and decreased mobility, to tension headaches and ringing in the ears. These “hyperirritable” spots located within a taut band of skeletal muscles often accompany chronic musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). As a specialist in diagnosing and managing MSDs and autoimmune conditions that affect the muscles, joints, and bones, Board-Certified Rheumatologist Dr. Peter Lloyd may recommend treatment with trigger point injections for muscle pain in Encinitas CA at the Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center. Diagnostics If you are an appropriate candidate for trigger point injection treatment, Dr. Lloyd … Continue reading

Multi-faceted treatment in Encinitas CA for relief from the pain, stiffness of knee osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis Knee Treatment in Encinitas area

Osteoarthritis (OA) is associated with joint pain, stiffness, and swelling that limits patients’ mobility. OA affects the knees more commonly than the hips, hands, spine, and toes; in fact, a long-term CDC-sponsored University of North Carolina study found the lifetime risk of developing knee OA is about 46 percent. A board-certified rheumatologist, Dr. Peter Lloyd is best equipped to diagnose and manage OA, as he specializes in arthritis and other diseases of the joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Trust Dr. Lloyd and Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center for osteoarthritis knee treatment in Encinitas CA uniquely tailored to your needs, and … Continue reading

Encinitas CA patients experience fast pain relief and other benefits with nonsurgical nerve block injections

Nerve Block Injections Benefits in Encinitas CA area

Patients get relief from back, leg, arm, neck, and facial pain without surgery, and sometimes in a single treatment session. The Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center discusses nerve block injections and their benefits for Encinitas, CA area patients, when safely and precisely administered by Board-certified Rheumatologist Dr. Peter Lloyd. Block the pain Nerve blocks are medications such as a local anesthetic like lidocaine, and/or an anti-inflammatory drugs or steroids. When anesthetic is injected close to a target nerve or group of nerves, pain may be reduced. In turn, injections effectively “block” the pain signals that are sent from the nerve … Continue reading

Free yourself from psoriatic arthritis symptoms and get healthy with Encinitas, CA treatments

Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms and Treatments in Encinitas CA area

Around 15 percent of patients with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis (PsA), according to the American College of Rheumatology. Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition that commonly features red patches and silvery scales on the skin. PsA affects joints on one or both sides of the body, and the pain and swelling often resembles another autoimmune disease: rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms and Treatments in Encinitas, CA Unlike RA, psoriatic arthritis is more likely to produce sausage-like swelling of the fingers and toes. Patients may develop deformities in the hands and feet before having significant joint-related symptoms. Foot pain tends … Continue reading

Get relief from neck pain; Encinitas CA specialist offers many treatment options that you can trust

Neck Pain Relief in Encinitas CA area

If you literally have a pain in your neck, Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) may be to blame. PMR is characterized by muscle pain and stiffness in areas such as the neck, shoulders, and hips. This inflammatory condition can be so debilitating that it affects your ability to do everyday tasks, such as bathing and getting dressed, and patients with PMR are vulnerable to giant cell arteritis. Neck pain relief in Encinitas CA at Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center frees you from the stiffness, and feverishness and malaise that often accompanies this disease, improving your quality of life. The power of effective, … Continue reading

Get gout under control! Foods that cause gout, as explained by your Encinitas CA rheumatologist

Foods That Cause Gout in Encinitas CA area

Food has long been linked to gout. In fact, it’s been called the “disease of kings,” because gout tended to afflict the rich and wealthy. The famously overindulgent King Henry VIII is the stereotypical gout sufferer. In modern times this intensely painful form of arthritis can affect most anyone. In ancient times, rich foods such as meats and wine were only within the reach of the rich. Nowadays, these and other “gouty” foods are available across socioeconomic levels. What remains true is the undeniable connection between diet and attacks of gout defined by sudden, sharp joint swelling and redness. Foods … Continue reading

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