Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating condition. Dr Elena Nikiphorou considers the links between obesity and rheumatoid arthritis adverse outcomes.
Joint hypermobility is a normal phenomenon but for some, it can lead to pain. Dr Anthony Hammon shares his expertise. Learn from him about what exactly hypermobility is, causes, how it's treated and more.
Polymyositis is a rare inflammatory condition that can cause severe muscle weakness, making everyday activities such as standing up, lifting objects and walking up stairs very difficult. One of our top consultant rheumatologists, Dr Syed Asad Hussain guides us through the symptoms of polymyositis, the diagnostic procedures, causes and how it is managed.
Musculoskeletal disorders can affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissue required to support the body and help it to move. There are many conditions, such as gout, carpal tunnel syndrome or even a ligament sprain, that can lead to pain and inflammation of the musculoskeletal system and here one of our top rheumatologists Dr Syed Asad Hussain explains more.
You can continue your osteoporosis treatment despite the closures of hospitals and clinics due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Professor David Reid clarifies how to continue your treatment – be it tablets, injections or infusions – and how to alleviate the pain of fractures, particularly spine fractures.
Although Felty's syndrome is rare, it can be severe. This rare disease affects the body's ability to fight infection. Fighting the cause of Felty's syndrome is difficult because the exact cause remains unknown, however, there are a range of lifestyle changes and treatment options that can improve symptoms. In this article, leading rheumatologist, Dr Gerald Coakley explains some of the options in more detail.
Among survivors of COVID-19, severe post-viral fatigue symptoms are being reported. Dr Gerard Coakley provides insight into what we know about the biology of post-COVID-19 fatigue, how to manage it and how to get back to regular energy levels.
Connective tissue disease is any disease that affects the tissues in different parts of the body, including the skin, muscle, joints and internal organs. We've asked one of our leading rheumatologists Dr Antoni Chan to explain the symptoms, types and whether it's a fatal condition.
Initially, the only drugs available to treat osteoporosis were those that prevented further loss of bone density. But now, new drugs exist that offer the potential to regain some of the loss. Professor David Reid is a leading international expert in the assessment and treatment of osteoporosis and here, he explains what you should know about these drugs, a new one of which becomes available in March 2020. They offer the opportunity to build bone and regain some bone strength.