Dr. (Prof) Col OP Garg, VSM

is a senior Rheumatologist with 19 years of robust experience in treating 100 types of arthritis and other joint pain diseases. He is presently the Director of 'Rheumed Clinic - The Centre for Arthritis Control' in Dwarka, Delhi & senior consultant Rheumatologist, Artemis Hospital, Dwarka. Formerly, he has been Senior Rheumatologist at Army Hospital R&R, Delhi & HoD, Rheumatology at BL Kapur Hospital, Delhi. He has also been awarded for his excellent service by the President of India. In this blog, he talks about various conditions related to joint pains like Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankolysing Spondylitis, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis etc.
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Who is the doctor for arthritis? A million dollar question !

Who is the doctor for arthritis? A million dollar question !

What is the cost of your joints? I think they are priceless as you won’t want to lose your joints or get crippled even if someone offers you a million dollars. But in real world, if unfortunately Arthritis attacks your joints, out of ignorance you tend to depend upon the advice given by everyone around...
All your Arthritis questions, answered.

All your Arthritis questions, answered.

1.  What is ARTHRITIS? Arthritis simply means joint pain, stiffness or swelling due to inflammation. Like fever is a symptom of hundreds of other diseases, arthritis is a symptom caused by more than 100 diseases. Only further clinical details will reveal the actual disease. 2.  Which Doctor & specialty deals with Arthritis and Rheumatism? The...
A new breed of doctors are here - The Rheumatologists

A new breed of doctors are here – The Rheumatologists

  A sure way to destroy the joints is to follow the advice of someone who says “So, your son has joint pains, try this and do that, but never take modern  medicine, it’s got so many side effects (in effect, you will let arthritis destroy your joints before you even consult a modern specialty Doctor...

Arthritis Treatments – Know The Truth and Be Informed

Something for you to ponder upon about Arthritis Treatments… Today I was reading an article on awareness about Organ Donation. With this a thought came to mind which I am sharing with you, share with others if you like. People very often, reach out late to a Rheumatologist after they start developing deformities in joints due...
Painful numbness in the hand? It can be Carpel tunnel syndrome.

Painful numbness in the hand? It can be Carpel tunnel syndrome.

A band of fibrous tissue surrounds the wrist to support it. The tight space between this fibrous band and the wrist bones called carpels is called the carpal tunnel. A nerve called median nerve passes through this tunnel. Many conditions can compress this nerve inside this tunnel causing tingling and numbness of the thumb, index,...

Truth about Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) – from a Rheumatologist

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammation of joints. The deformation continues till the inflammation is adequately controlled. Only rarely do rheumatologists come across a case where the RA disappears without any modern treatment. Modern anti-rheumatic medications play a crucial role in controlling the symptoms of this disease and in halting the damage done by...

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Explained Part I

Rheumatoid arthritis is commonly associated with old age. How common is the condition in the young people? Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic persistent inflammatory polyarthritis mainly involving the small joints of hands and feet, although large joints such as knee and hip joints can also be affected. It usually affects young women of reproductive age,...
Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

I get many queries in my practice about acupuncture and it’s benefits. This blog is for the benefit of all who are undergoing acupuncture as an alternative therapy for fibromyalgia. Some research studies have looked at the efficacy of the acupuncture as a treatment for fibromyalgia.  Although a few have shown significant benefit in pain while...

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.

NEWS – Darvon/Darvocet has been pulled off the market by FDA

The maker of Darvon and Darvocet have announced on Friday that it will stop marketing the painkillers in the U.S. because of a new study that links the active ingredient in the drugs to serious and sometimes fatal heart rhythm abnormalities. Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc. have agreed to the ban at the request of the Food and Drug Administration...

NEWS – New Oral Pill “Tasocitinib” in sight: May Offer Alternative to Injectibles biologics in Rheumatoid Arthritis

In resistant cases of RA,  injectable biologics which include Enbrel, Humira, and Remicade can cost as much as $1,500 a month and carry a risk of infection. The new pill of  Tasocitinib is given orally, and if approved, it will become the first new oral drug for rheumatoid arthritis since Arava was okayed in the...

Most commonly misunderstood terms in Rheumatology

Here is a post to clarify the meaning of various terms used in Rheumatology. I keep getting asked, these question in my daily practice so here it is once again. What is Arthritis? When there is an inflammation of inner structures of joints especially of the synovial membrane which lines the joint cavity, it is...

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