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What Is Gout?

What is Gout?

Gout is a relatively common form of arthritis that occurs when excess uric acid is produced and becomes crystallized inside body’s joints. Gout typically occurs in stages, starting with an increase in blood uric levels followed by a “gout attack,” which can result in pain that can last for more than a week. In those with chronic gout, attacks can be very frequent and permanent joint damage can occur.

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Top Foods To Relieve Arthritis Pain

Top Foods to Relieve Arthritis Pain

If you live with arthritis, then you understand all too well the daily aches and pains that unfortunately become a part of your everyday life. While there are medications, injections, and other treatments available to help alleviate pain caused by arthritis, it’s also important to focus on your diet and lifestyle choices, as these can have a major impact on your pain.

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Why The Summer Heat Can Cause Joint Pain

Why The Summer Heat Can Cause Joint Pain

The warmest months of summer are almost here, which is welcome news for those who enjoy sunbathing, swimming, and other outdoor activities. Unfortunately, summer heat and humidity can also wreak havoc on those with existing joint conditions or chronic pain. In fact, there are many ways in which increased heat and humidity can cause joint pain.

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Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a serious medical condition that results in widespread pain and tenderness. However, this condition is unique in that it can affect patients very differently; for example, some people with fibromyalgia may experience significant fatigue that can interfere with their daily lives, whereas others may suffer from additional symptoms such as joint pain and soft tissue damage.

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Meet Dr. Roane, M.D., FACR, CCD

Meet Dr. Roane, M.D., FACR, CCD

Dr. Douglas Roane joined the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Treatment Center in the fall of 2016. A graduate of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa Oklahoma, Dr. Roane completed his Internal Medicine and Rheumatology residency in the Air Force and spent 17 years in private practice before joining the practice.

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