Arthritis is a medical condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness joints. Causes: 🔖 Rheumatoid arthritis 🔖Osteoarthritis 🔖Psoriasis 🔖Viruses 🔖Trauma 🔖Connective Tissue Conditions 🔖Many more Feel free to talk to your doctor if you suspect you have arthritis Written by Rheumatologist Dr. Keisha Davis-King

Many times when we speak to our doctor they mention many blood tests, one of which is ESR!! But what is it and why do we check it?? ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate or Sed Rate) is a blood test that reveals your body’s inflammatory activity. Generally an ESR Blood Test isn’t taken alone however it…

Steroids are a man-made version of naturally occurring hormones. It doesn’t cure conditions however they are very good at reducing inflammation and symptoms such as swelling, pain and stiffness. It can be given via: Mouth (tablets or syrup) Injection ( joint, muscle or vein) Gels or creams Eye drops Caution: if you are diabetic, heart…

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