Rheumatic disease refers to any type of Arthritis, certain autoimmune diseases, Musculoskeletal pain disorders, and Osteoporosis. There are over 100 conditions that range from common conditions like Osteoarthritis, Tendonitis, and gout to complex problems such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Vasculitis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis. Arthritis can affect anyone of any age, including children, though women tend to be affected more than men. Pain can vary from mild to disabling, but all symptoms must be evaluated as they can indicate far more serious underlying problems.
Many types of Rheumatic diseases are not easily identified in the early stages. Rheumatologists are specially trained to do the detective work necessary to discover the cause of swelling and pain. It is important to determine a correct diagnosis early so that appropriate treatment can begin. Some musculoskeletal disorders respond best to the treatment in the early stages of the disease.
Some Rheumatic Conditions Include
- Infectious Arthritis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Akylosing Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Back Pain
Today, state-of-the-art treatments are available for the majority of the rheumatic conditions. Cutting edge technology has given us new drugs which can block the interaction of certain proteins with cells, dramatically reducing inflammation and swelling.
At Saviour Hospital, we not only use the latest available techniques and medication to slow down and control disease, but also have dedicated and trained Rheumatologists to achieve the best results.
Highly qualified specialists study the medical history of every case in depth to suggest the ideal treatment.