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From 2019, Harley Street, London

2018-11-29T17:42:17+00:00By |

From 2019, Dr David will also be consulting at 136 Harley Street, London. There is on site imaging with X-Ray and ultrasound imaging and interventional radiology facilities

Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid arthritis?

2017-12-14T22:35:55+00:00By |

The word ARTHRITIS originates from the Ancient Greek and translates as “joint inflammation”. Both osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are characterized by joint inflammation. Inflammation is  recognized by the presence of pain, heat, swelling, redness and loss of function. So, what are the differences in these two painful joint conditions? The first difference lies in [...]

Raynaud’s Phenomenon

2016-09-20T09:26:19+00:00By |

Raynaud’s phenomenon is a common condition that affects the blood supply to the fingers and toes (but can include the tip of the nose, lips and ears)   Raynaud’s is usually triggered by cold temperatures or anxiety. The condition occurs because the blood vessels go into spasm, which blocks the flow of blood. This causes the affected [...]

Fibromyalgia and rheumatic disease

2016-08-07T21:24:55+00:00By |

Fibromyalgia is a disorder associated with chronic widespread pain and poor quality sleep (not necessarily the quantity of sleep). Individuals experience very tender points on their body, in an around the joints and muscles – referred to as trigger points. The condition is frustrating and at times maybe difficult to manage for the patient and [...]

Biologics for Rheumatoid Arthritis

2016-07-05T14:58:46+00:00By |

Biologic drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are made from proteins. They work by specifically blocking the activity of chemicals or cells involved in the inflammation that gives rise to joint swelling and other symptoms. In the 1980s it was discovered that the inflamed joints contain many different chemicals that cause inflammation. Cytokines [...]

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

2016-06-05T14:51:02+00:00By |

PMR is an inflammatory condition that causes pain and stiffness in the muscles, usually around the upper arms, shoulders, neck and hips or thighs. The stiffness is worse in the mornings and can severely limit movement and activities. The cause of polymyalgia rheumatica is not known, but it is a fairly common condition affecting about [...]

Gout linked to Sugary drinks

2016-05-05T14:43:19+00:00By |

We know that regularly consuming drinks sweetened with a processed sugar called high-fructose corn syrup can lead to gout. A recent study conducted in New Zealand has now linked gout with drinks containing another common sugar, sucrose. People who consumed a lot of sucrose-sweetened drinks were more likely to have gout than those who consumed none. People of [...]