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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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...
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,...

A future approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis in sight sooner than later

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease of joints, especially involves small joints of hands and joints, if its course is not halted in time, it may damage your joints pretty fast and may cripple you for life. It has been found that the immune cells called macrophages, which in normal circumstances are supposed to die...

When should you see a Rheumatologist?

By now I’m sure you know that you need to see a Rheumatologist for keeping your joints healthy and free them from pain. But there are many other symptoms seem in rheumatic conditions that might seem irrelevant but play a very important role in telling you that you must head to a Rheumtologist and fast....

About doctors and truth. About patients too.

Victor Rodrigue: “In India I wish the doctors would share more information about the illness and treatment with the patients. Many times ignorance about the illness leads patients to quacks. Especially in case of RA which is incurable in allopathy, many Indians try alternative forms of medicine which only worsens their health. Allopathic doctors tend...
Obesity and the obese

Obesity and the obese

More often than not, people who suffer from obesity are heard complaining about joint pains much earlier in life as compared to people who maintain their optimum weight. As a doctor, it is easy to ask my patients to reduce their weight, however that is easier said than done. The larger problem at hand is...

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...

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...

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.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and how to detect it in the early stages

Rheumatoid Arthritis, often referred to as RA is an inflammatory diseases but not life threatening. However, you can say that it is life reducing, if not controlled at the right time. With modern medicines, inflammation caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can be effectively controlled by modern medicines. However, it cannot be cured. Causes of Rheumatoid...

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