Rheumatology a medicine branch that treats and diagnoses the inflammatory conditions affecting joints, muscles, bones and blood vessels. Rheumatology deals with the areas such as joints, soft tissues, and hereditary connective tissue. Rheumatic diseases can be classified as inflammatory and non-inflammatory. Non-inflammatory rheumatic diseases are the most common types known as “calcification” among the folk. They are generally known as osteoarthritis (degenerative joint diseases), soft tissue rheumatism (fibromyalgia, tendinitis, myalgia) that inflicts pain in the soft tissues of the back, arms, neck and legs. In addition to them, lumbar neck hernia, lumbar dislocation, spinal stenosis are other non-inflammatory rheumatic diseases.

WHEN WOULD YOU NEED A RHEUMATHOLOGIST?

  • Stiffness (that disappears shortly) in the joints after a night’s sleep or rest
  • Soreness in the arm and leg joints with little or no exertion
  • Numbness on the back
  • Permeant rise in the body temperature
  • Pain in the joints and muscles with no viral or infectious disease
  • Minor skin bleeding or vascular rash
  • Constant red face
  • Zonal thickness and flakes on the skin with lowered sensitivity
  • Frequent bone fractures.
  • Chronical miscarriages

RELATED CASES

  • Rheumatism
  • Rheumatic lesions of soft connective tissues
  • Arthritis (caused by psoriasis or rheumatism)
  • Gout disease
  • Osteoarthritis deformities
  • Spondyloarthritis
  • Systemic vasculitis
  • Raynaud’s syndrome
  • Reiter’s syndrome
  • Sharp’s syndrome
  • SLE (Systematic lupus erythematosus)
  • Dermatomyositis,
  • Scleroderma

TREATMENT AND DIAGNOSIS

  • MRI
  • CT
  • Ultrasound
  • Laboratory data:
    • Biochemical analysis
    • Test for the detection of rheumatoid factor
    • Test for the presence of antinuclear and anticitrullinated antibodies
    • Analysis for C-reactive protein; CBC and ESR

 

Following the diagnosis, an individually compiled drug treatment is applied with the recommendations to adjust the lifestyle and nutrition