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Understanding Arthritis


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Understanding Arthritis

Arthritis is a leading cause of work disability among U.S. adults, according to the CDC. Inflammation or swelling affecting the joints, tissues around the joint and other connective tissues can cause debilitating pain and stiffness. UCLA Health rheumatologist, Dr. Lisa Zhu, discusses the common types and causes of arthritis and what can be done to treat and manage it.

Dr. Lisa Zhu is a general rheumatologist who practices in Encino. She enjoys treating the full spectrum of rheumatic disease including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia and more.

Born and raised in San Diego, Dr. Zhu received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College. She received her medical degree from UCLA, then completed her Internal Medicine residency at Stanford. She returned to UCLA to complete her Rheumatology fellowship. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.