Rheumatological Diseases

Adult Rheumatological Diseases

Dr. Yogesh Singh Practices Adult Rhematologic Disease. Rheumatic diseases affect your joints tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. Among them are many types of arthritis, a term used for conditions that affect your joints.

Sometimes they’re called musculoskeletal diseases. Common symptoms include:

  • Joint pain
  • Loss of motion in a joint or joints
  • Inflammation — swelling, redness, and warmth in a joint or affected area

Diagnosis:

Experts believe rheumatic diseases are caused by a combination of genes and environmental factors. In general, having certain gene variants can increase a person’s susceptibility to rheumatic diseases, and factors in the environment may trigger the onset of the disease.
The doctor will ask about your medical history and symptoms. You’ll also get a physical exam. You may also need to get blood tests or let your doctor take a sample of fluid from an affected joint.
Usually, by the time someone with OA seeks treatment, there are changes visible on an X-ray of the joint.

Treatment:

Besides medication, various other types of treatments may be prescribed for rheumatic disease, including:

  • Specific exercise regimes to increase muscle strength and joint flexibility
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Splints, braces, and assistive devices to support weak joints
  • Relaxation therapy
  • Surgery (particular for arthritis)