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Rheumatologists in Bangalore

A Rheumatologist is a healthcare professional who has studied and undergone further training in the analysis and treatment of musculoskeletal related disorders and systemic autoimmune conditions normally termed as rheumatic disorders. These disorders normally influence the joints, muscles and bones causing ache, swelling, inflexibility and deformity. Autoimmune circumstances arise when the immune system drives inflammation to areas of the body when it is not needed causing damage/symptoms. Eyes, skin, nervous system and internal organs are the affected due to this condition. Rheumatologists treat joint disease comparable to orthopedists but do not carry out surgeries. Common diseases treated by rheumatologists include gout, tendinitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus and persistent back pain. Many rheumatologists also perform research to find the reason and quality treatment of such rheumatic disorders.

Although treatment should not be postponed while awaiting a rheumatology appointment, certain medications can improve symptoms and make a diagnosis more difficult. Joint injury can happen if the symptoms of joint pain are ignored or not treated properly over a period of time. This injury cannot always be inverted with treatment and may be permanent.

Rheumatic diseases are sometimes composite in nature and intricate to diagnose, so rheumatologists will congregate an absolute medical history and perform a physical assessment to give the impression for signs and indications of inflammation throughout the whole body system and musculoskeletal system. A family history can be very crucial to diagnosis of rheumatic disease and will also be evaluated. The rheumatologist will evaluate the results of any prior testing that has been achieved on a patient and may order additional laboratory tests to review inflammation and/or extra antibody production inside the blood and order radiographic testing (x-ray, ultrasound, CT scan or MRI) to evaluate for musculoskeletal abnormalities.

All of these outcomes will be combined to determine the source of a patient’s symptoms and develop a tailored treatment plan. Treatment recommendations may include medications, referral to physiotherapy, referral to other surgeons, or joint/tendon injections. Some rheumatic disorders can be complex to diagnose and may require several visits for the specialist to fully comprehend the underlying procedures throughout follow-up appointments, rheumatologists may treat pertinent conditions or talk with patients about medications, coping mechanisms, practices for disability or regaining function, and ways to develop their quality of life.

 

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