Rheumatology

Rheumatology is a painful disorder affecting the loco-motor system including arthritis, muscles, connective tissues, soft tissue around the joints and bones. There are more than 200 types of these diseases, such as the Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Spondyloarthropathy, Osteoarthritis, Gout, lower back pain, Osteoporosis, and Enthesis. Some of these are very serious diseases causing mortality and morbidity that can be sometimes difficult to treat or even diagnose.

Some Musculoskeletal problems respond best to treatment in the early stages. These diseases tend to be chronic and often change over time. Sometimes they get worse and sometimes they go away for a while and then return. Rheumatologists usually work closely with patients to design a treatment plan based on the diagnosis.

Treatment

  • Intra-articular aspiration
  • Intra-articular injections
  • Soft tissue injections
  • Carpal tunnel injection
  • Myofascial trigger point injection
  • Minor salivary gland biopsy
  • Skin biopsy
  • Sural nerve biopsy
  • Muscle biopsy