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Scott Burg, DO

Scott Burg, DO, is a staff rheumatologist who specializes in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoporosis and golf injuries.

5 Osteoporosis Assumptions: Myth or Fact?

Sadly, the first time many people think about osteoporosis is after their first bone fracture. Even though this disease of weakened bones is highly common — affecting as many as 200 million people worldwide — many myths prevent people from seeking the treatment or risk-reduction strategies they need. Below are just a few common assumptions. … Read More

Getting Aggressive Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Fifteen years ago, doctors treated rheumatoid arthritis conservatively. We might start with anti-inflammatories and work our way up to disease-modifying drugs such as methotrexate. The problem? This approach simply didn’t do enough. Symptoms would linger, and the damage this autoimmune disorder does to joints would continue to add up. Things have changed. Taking our cue … Read More

6 Answers to Gout Diet Myths

The roots of diet myths about gout run deep. It was once known as the “disease of kings” because people associated it with the “rich” diet of the wealthy. The truth is much more complicated, of course. Up to 4 percent of American adults have gout, and our rising rates of obesity certainly increase our … Read More

6 Ways to Exercise With Arthritis

If you have arthritis, the benefits of exercise are abundant. The endorphins released by a good workout can reduce your pain. The weight you lose over time can ease stress on your aching back and joints. The flexibility, mobility and stability you gain can ease all of your symptoms. Here’s the catch: Sometimes it’s hard … Read More

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5 Ways Rheumatoid Arthritis is Different

Rheumatoid arthritis is an aggressive, destructive disease. It attacks your joints and tissues like they are foreign bodies. It comes with pain, stiffness and other symptoms that bring down your quality of life. If that sounds grim, consider this: Rheumatoid arthritis has become highly treatable, too. It may be more treatable than any other known … Read More

5 Questions, 5 Answers About Osteoarthritis

Your joints hurt. You wake up stiff. You don’t move like you used to. These are common symptoms of osteoarthritis. If you experience them, you’re not alone. There are approximately 60 different types of arthritis, but osteoarthritis is the most common by far. This disease affects more than 20 million patients in the United States … Read More