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The Complexity of Lupus Oct 12th, 2020

A strong immune system protects your body from invading diseases. But, if you have an autoimmune condition like lupus, your immune system can turn on your own cells, mistakenly attacking them like outside invaders. More than a million people in the United States are living with lupus today. The symptoms...

Can Infusion Therapy Help With Your Arthritis? Sep 11th, 2020

Are rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms like joint pain and stiffness limiting your ability to get the things done this fall? Over time, your arthritis symptoms can worsen, causing lasting joint damage. Infusion therapy might be able to help ease your pain. Our team of experts at Pleasanton Arthritis and Osteoporosis...

Recognizing the Signs of Vasculitis Aug 17th, 2020

Vasculitis, or inflammation of the blood vessels, is also known as angiitis and arteritis. If you have this condition, the walls of your blood vessels can become thickened, narrowed, or weakened. If your blood flow is seriously restricted, you could experience serious health consequences including organ damage. Vasculitis can be...

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Do Diet Changes Help? Jul 22nd, 2020

The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, including pain and stiffness, can damage the quality of your life. While rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can't be cured, you may be able to successfully manage your RA symptoms. With less pain and inflammation, you can be active again, without worrying about the risks of long-term...

How You Can Protect Your Joints From the Effects of Gout Jun 26th, 2020

If you have the common form of inflammatory arthritis known as gout, you might experience periodic flares of pain in one of your joints, most commonly your big toe.  While there's no way to permanently cure your gout, you can take steps to keep your condition from worsening. Unmanaged gout...

Is PRP Right for You? Learn How You Could Benefit May 28th, 2020

Millions of Americans are living with some form of arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis is the leading cause of workplace disability and the lost productivity and income that results when workers are sidelined for weeks or even months. In fact, the associated medical costs...

The Best Treatments for Osteoarthritis Apr 23rd, 2020

The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is a wear-and-tear disorder that affects your joints. Men and women over the age of 60 are most at risk for osteoarthritis’s classic symptoms — joint pain and stiffness — but young people develop it, too, especially if they’ve been injured in...