Author Archives: Doug Roberts MD

About Doug Roberts MD

Board certified practicing rheumatologist and founder of PainSpot.com

Osteoarthritis of The Feet: An Overview

Arthritis is a general term used for more than hundred group diseases involving the joints; it typically refers to degeneration or inflammation of the cartilage, bones and other structures which make up the joint itself, and has many possible causes. … Continue reading

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Pinched Nerve Sciatica: Prognosis and Treatment

The sciatic nerve is the nerve branching from the lower back right through the hips and buttocks towards the lower part of the leg. When this nerve is pinched due to a bone spur or a herniated disk, it results … Continue reading

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Non-Surgical And Surgical Treatment Of Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage in a joint becomes worn or thin. Cartilage is the shiny smooth connective tissue present on the joints on the ends of bones, protecting and aiding in smooth gliding movement of the joints. The deterioration … Continue reading

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Simponi Aria Effectiveness And Safety

How effective is SIMPONI ARIA for Rheumatoid Arthritis? SIMPONI ARIA is a new medicine used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. It is given into an arm vein, every two months over about thirty minutes. In a 14 week study of adults with moderately … Continue reading

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Ankylosing Spondylitis: Causes And Symptoms

Ankylosing spondylitis is a kind of arthritis that occurs in the spine. About 0.1% – 0.5% adults are affected by this condition and it is characterized by neck or back stiffness and pain. Ankylosing spondylitis can affect any gender and … Continue reading

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Wrist Pain – Associated Conditions

Wrist pain is one of the most common problems that individuals experience. Whether in the left or right hand, wrist or on top of the wrist, there are multiple reasons that could trigger wrist pain. Persistent wrist pain should be … Continue reading

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The American Chronic Pain Association

What is the American Chronic Pain Association? The following information is from the American Chronic Pain Association’s website. Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and healthcare … Continue reading

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What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is one of the forms of arthritis that affects spinal joints. The name is derived from Greek words ankylos and spondylo, which mean “stiffening of a joint” and “vertebra” respectively. It is an immune disease that causes … Continue reading

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Low Back Pain: Cause and Prevention

It is estimated that around 2% to 10% of the people in the US who suffer from low back pain go on to develop chronic pain condition which in turn affects their daily living for almost 3 months. By and … Continue reading

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Neck Pain Relief Without Pills

Four ways to reduce and manage your neck pain. My approach to helping people with chronic neck pain – daily neck pain that is not due to a recent injury surgery etc. – involves doing a number of things and NOT … Continue reading

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