Author Archives: Doug Roberts MD

About Doug Roberts MD

Board certified practicing rheumatologist and founder of PainSpot.com

New Company Links Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients With Trials

Costs Go Up. Treatment Goes Down. The cost of new medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is again going up, and pricing many patients out of their medicine. If you have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis, and have taken methotrexate but … Continue reading

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What is Enbrel?

Enbrel is an injectible medication used to treat several forms of arthritis and psoriasis. It was first approved in 1998. According to the manufacturer’s website, it is currently FDA approved to treat these conditions: Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) … Continue reading

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It’s Poor Medical Care If The Doctor Isn’t Asking These 8 Questions.

(Print this out, fill it in before your appointment.) Where is your pain? When did it start? How bad is it? What kind of pain is it? (sharp, dull, aching, burning etc.) How often do you feel the pain? (is … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Get Your Doctor to Listen to You About Your Pain.

5 Ways to Get Your Doctor to Listen to You About Your Pain. Organize your symptoms to make it easy for them to categorize pain in the way they learned to diagnose your condition. Write down the following (and provide … Continue reading

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Foot and Knee Pain: Symptoms and Common Causes

The immediate indicators of something being wrong in a musculoskeletal area of the body are two: pain and point tenderness, as it is the muscles and tendons around the joints that move the body around the joints. Any kind of … Continue reading

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Four Common Foot Conditions

Foot pain is one of the most common painful conditions. The causes can be many, and can in fact be due a problems in bones, tendons, ligaments, fascia, muscles, nerves, toenails, blood vessels, and skin. Here’s a look at four … Continue reading

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What’s Causing Pain In Your Hand?

Have you been experiencing right or left hand pain? Hand pain can be caused due to a variety of reasons, from something as simple as a strain or sprain to as painful as a fracture, arthritis or infection. But knowing … Continue reading

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Causes And Treatments Of Neck Muscle Pain And Pain In The Top Of The Wrist

In the busy schedule and stressed life, people often tend to ignore pain in the top of the wrist or pain in the neck muscles.  Leaving such pain could lead to further complications and chronic pain. Neck Muscle Pain: Pain … Continue reading

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Acute Lumbar Pain: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

The lower back is also known as the lumbar spine. It is made of five bones called vertebrae that look like blocks. These are attached to a triangle shaped bone called the sacrum at the lower end of the spine. … Continue reading

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Bursitis: Overview And Suggested Treatment

Bursitis is a condition that relates to the swelling or inflammation of a bursa which is a small fluid containing sack-like structure that cushions the joints of the body as well as bones and tendons and muscles. Those that are … Continue reading

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