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Will wearing a brace or using other support weaken the joint it is covering?
Ara Dikranian, MD
San Diego Arthritis Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Date Added: 04/20/13

This question is an important one that exemplifies the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to treating rheumatoid arthritis. Obviously, rheumatologists might be calling the shots in terms of pharmaceutical management and coordinating a team approach, but one of the very essential members of a...
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Ara Dikranian, MD, is a Rheumatologist at the San Diego Arthritis Medical Clinic, a single-specialty private practice in San Diego, California. Dr. Dikranian was board certified in rheumatology in 2000. He completed his medical school at the University of Southern California and Rheumatology training at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Dikranian has practiced rheumatology in the US and abroad since 2000 and is involved in clinical trials dealing with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, gout, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and chronic pain.
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