Dr. Myma Albayda, Director of the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Injection Clinic, talks about what a joint injection is, why a patient would benefit from it, what the risks are, as well as what the procedure entails.
The old American College of Rheumatology criteria in the definition of what is considered to be brain lupus included headaches. Patients would be treated for these headaches as if they were part of lupus. Studies since have shown that headaches in lupus patients are not more common than in the general population.
The enzymes that indicate Dermatomyositis also indicate liver disease, which is much more common. Most doctors will perform a liver biopsy that shows everything is normal. Then, they will look at the enzymes in the muscle and see that there is a problem. In this video series, Dr. Eleni Tiniakou, a physician at the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center, discusses the process of diagnosing Dermatomyositis.
Yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, and acupuncture are some of the mind and body practices that have been found to be beneficial for those with arthritis. Always discuss with your doctor before starting these activities. In this video, Dr. Dana DiRenzo discusses the different mind and body practices that may be beneficial to a patient with psoriatic arthritis.
Raynaud’s Phenomenon is a condition that results in decreased blood flow to your fingers and toes. There are two types of Raynaud’s, primary and secondary. Dr. Zsuzsanna McMahan from the Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center dives into what this condition is, things to look out for, how to manage and when you should speak with a doctor.