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Dr. David G. Borenstein

Rheumatologist

Dr. David G. Borenstein is a top Rheumatologist in Washington, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. David G. Borenstein is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. David G. Borenstein is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. David G. Borenstein is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Washington, District of Columbia, Dr. David G. Borenstein is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. David G. Borenstein
  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • Johns Hopkins University of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Severe foot pain

Rheumatoid arthritis in its classic form first affects the feet then the hands. Therapy like Plaqueni and Humira are effective for the treatment of this form of the disease. More READ MORE
Rheumatoid arthritis in its classic form first affects the feet then the hands. Therapy like Plaqueni and Humira are effective for the treatment of this form of the disease. More information is available on theRAconnection.com and thespinecommuniy.com

David G. Borenstein, M.D. MACP., MACR.

I am having stiffness in my muscles in the morning. Could it be a sign of arthritis?

You do not have arthritis because you do not describe problems with joints. You.may have a muscle problem. For example, patients on statins may gat muscle pain and stiffness. Will READ MORE
You do not have arthritis because you do not describe problems with joints. You.may have a muscle problem. For example, patients on statins may gat muscle pain and stiffness. Will need to check with doctor if Ck level is elevated More info thespinecommunity.com. Dr B

I have a dull feeling and pain in my wrist. Is it the start of arthritis?

Once you mention tingling, the concern might be carpal tunnel syndrome versus arthritis since you did not mention any joint pain.

David G. Borenstein, M.D. MACP., MACR.

I have been recently diagnosed with Carpal tunnel. Can this condition be treated?

Carpal tunnel is a problem that is treatable. Splints can be helpful. Aspirin-like medicines can decrease swelling. Cortisone injections can be effective. Surgery, carpal tunnel READ MORE
Carpal tunnel is a problem that is treatable. Splints can be helpful. Aspirin-like medicines can decrease swelling. Cortisone injections can be effective. Surgery, carpal tunnel release, can be a last resort.

Is there a permanent cure for arthritis?

There is a C word associated with arthritis. It is not "cure," it is "control." Even if a problem is made better, as we grow older, joints tend to wear out. Not all therapy is READ MORE
There is a C word associated with arthritis. It is not "cure," it is "control." Even if a problem is made better, as we grow older, joints tend to wear out. Not all therapy is medicine. Exercise, weight control, strengthening, for example, are all helpful at controlling joint pain. There is never a bad time to start caring for your joints. For more information, you can go to thespinecommunity.com or theRAconnection.com for more information about joint health.

David G. Borenstein, M.D. MACP., MACR.

I have pain due to rheumatoid arthritis despite medications. Please advice.

It is hard to answer your question because you just say you are on medicines, but not specific ones. The therapy for rheumatoid arthritis has over a dozen medicines that can be READ MORE
It is hard to answer your question because you just say you are on medicines, but not specific ones. The therapy for rheumatoid arthritis has over a dozen medicines that can be effective in controlling the disease. Sometimes, medicines stop working and an alternate is necessary. I would speak with a rheumatologist about options. You can also go to thespinecommunity.com for more information about the medicines that are available to treat your illness.

David G. Borenstein, M.D. MACP., MACR

Is there a therapy to treat painful swollen joints?

Swollen joints can occur for a number of reasons including trauma (torn meniscus), osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis just to mention a few. Different READ MORE
Swollen joints can occur for a number of reasons including trauma (torn meniscus), osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriatic arthritis just to mention a few. Different therapies can help swollen joints depending on the cause. Rheumatologists are muscusloskeletal speacialists who can discover the cause of a swollen joint and can offer the appropriate therapy to resolve the problem.
For additional information about joint disease - go to thespinecommunity.com

David G. Borenstein, M.D. MACP., MACR.

What are the starting signs of arthritis?

Men and women 65-years-old do develop arthritis in a variety of joints. Not every pain around a joint is necessarily arthritis. Tendons that attach muscles to bones can hurt. Ligaments READ MORE
Men and women 65-years-old do develop arthritis in a variety of joints. Not every pain around a joint is necessarily arthritis. Tendons that attach muscles to bones can hurt. Ligaments that attach bones together can hurt, muscles around joints can hurt. If she has persistent pain in or near a joint a visit to a physician would be appropriate. They could decide on the painful structure and decide on the best therapy.
For more information about joints, you can go to thespincecommunity.com

David G. Borenstein, M.D. MACP., MACR.

Why do I get lower back pain just before my periods?

Having lower back pain with menstrual cycles is not that infrequent. Pain in the low back is referred from the genitourinary organs primarily the uterus. Some women experience READ MORE
Having lower back pain with menstrual cycles is not that infrequent. Pain in the low back is referred from the genitourinary organs primarily the uterus. Some women experience some swelling of the uterus as aching in the lower back. Other women experience discomfort associated with endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where the lining of the uterus that sheds every month, the endometrium, has developed on the surface of other structures in the pelvis. They will shed cells into the pelvis causing inflammation and pain. The key factor is that the pain is cyclical, following the pattern of the menstrual cycle. An OB-GYN physician has therapies that can be helpful in controlling these monthly low back events. For more information about back pain, you can visit thespinecommunity.com.

David G. Borenstein, M.D. MACP., MACR.

Why do I get back pain that worsens while walking?

Different problems can cause pain with standing or walking depending on whether the pain is in the low back or legs. If in the back alone, the problem can be osteoarthritis in READ MORE
Different problems can cause pain with standing or walking depending on whether the pain is in the low back or legs. If in the back alone, the problem can be osteoarthritis in the spinal joints. If the pain is in the legs, spinal stenosis is a more likely culprit