Dr. OP Garg is consultant and Head, Rheumatology at BK Kapur Hospital, Pusa Road, New Delhi. He has been awarded by the President of India for his work. In this blog, he talk about various conditions related to the joints like Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankolysing Spondylitis, Juvenie Rheumatoid Arthritis etc. to be able to guide better.
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Alternative therapies to aid Osteoarthritis Treatment and Prevention of OA

Alternative therapies to aid Osteoarthritis Treatment and Prevention of OA

Listed below are some alternative or additional therapies that can aid the process of Osteoarthritis Treatment. Consult your Rheumatologist to get a customised list of exercises and other therapies to with your existing medications and routine. PHYSICAL THERAPY Physical therapy improves muscle strength and the range of motion of stiff joints, as well as your...

Know the right treatment, investigations & medicines for Osteoarthritis / OA

What Investigations are likely to be ordered by your doctor. BLOOD TESTS: No blood tests are helpful in diagnosing OA. However investigations to rule out other causes of arthritis like gout, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and also joint infection might be carried out. Joint fluid might need be aspirated for joint fluid examination for the same...

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis – When should you go to a joint pain doctor for treatment of OA?

What do the patients of Osteoarthritis experience? Pain and stiffness in the joints are the most common symptoms. The pain is usually more after exercise and when you put weight or pressure on the joints. If you have Osteoarthritis, your joints probably become stiffer and harder to move over time. You may notice a rubbing,...

Suggested Lifestyle Changes for Osteoarthritis patients

A change in lifestyle has made a significant difference to my patients who suffer from Osteoarthritis or OA. This can help you too. I suggest the following lifestyle routines; Be  active, do  regular optimal exercises without damaging the joints further.  Ask your doctor to prescribe you a tailor made home exercise routine. Water exercises, such...
What is Osteoarthritis or OA and what can cause it?

What is Osteoarthritis or OA and what can cause it?

OA is the most common type of arthritis. It is also called hypertrophic osteoarthritis & degenerative joint disease. It is thought to be a wear and tear disease of the joints, occurring because of the ageing process. But there are many other risk factors which can accelerate the development of osteoarthritis, most importantly overweight. What...

10 Things To Help You Reduce The Chances Of Contracting An Autoimmune Disease

How To Reduce The Chances Of Contracting An Autoimmune Disease like RA, OA, SLE, fibromyalgia.
Caffiene and Bone mineral density (BMD)

Caffiene and Bone mineral density (BMD)

The most common sources of caffeine are coffee, tea and sodas. Coffee – Consuming 3-4 cup of coffee (not a mug, which is equal to 2 cups of coffee) that amounts to more than 300 mg of caffeine intake (and of course if you are not taking caffeine in any other form, like tea, pain killers...

Questions you should be asking your Rheumatologist

Questions to ask your rheumatologist.

Local placement of Estrogen & Androgen may prove beneficial in Advanced Osteoarthritis

The April issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism brings with it good news, which I would like to share with all the readers. I’m excited to know that even in the case of a degenerative arthritis called Osteoarthritis, lot of new researches are happening and the latest evidence has shown the presence of CPC ie, chondrogenic...