Rheumatology Treatment

Rheumatology includes clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, and heritable connective tissue disorders. Many of these diseases are now known to be disorders of the immune system, and rheumatology is increasingly the study of immunology. Rheumatology Services are offered for the patients who suffer with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, scleroderma, Sjogren’s Syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, gout, Crohn’s related arthritis and other rheumatic conditions. The services include Diagnosis, evaluation and the most treatment of all forms of osteoporosis, arthritis, lupus and musculoskeletal disorders, including patient counselling and rehabilitation programmes. There are over 200 types of rheumatic and arthritis disease, with arthritis being the second most common cause for time off from work. Early diagnosis and treatment is therefore essential in ensuring that patients can control their disease. The rheumatologists provide targeted and comprehensive care for patients with joint, muscle and complex connective tissue diseases. The cohesive team of rheumatologists, nurses and a physician's assistant are dedicated to diagnosing, managing and improving the lives of patients afflicted with rheumatic conditions. The treatment at a well- established medical institute is thus essential.


Who is a Rheumatologist?

Rheumatologists are physicians specially trained to deal with different arthritic conditions, autoimmune disorders, metabolic bone diseases and soft tissue rheumatic conditions.

How can a Rheumatologist help?

A Rheumatologist will help by:
  • Evaluating a patient with joint complaints and making a correct diagnosis;
  • Planning the right treatment:
  • Monitoring the patient periodically, to check adverse / side effects as early as possible;
  • In preventing joint damage and improving quality of life of the patient.

How Are Rheumatic Diseases Diagnosed?

Diagnosing rheumatic diseases requires a systematic approach in evaluating the symptoms and signs. A family doctor may be able to recognise the presence of a rheumatic disease and should then refer the patient to a rheumatologist.

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