Rheumatic diseases Treatment

Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are a family. Illnesses that can cause inflammatory changes in the joints and pain in the surrounding structures. They also may make it difficult to do daily activities. In fact, there are more than 100 different rheumatic conditions including. But not limited to, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, fibromyalgia. Osteoarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus. ankylosing spondylitis, and scleroderma.

While the symptoms may vary, as a rule, these conditions target. The musculoskeletal system, including the bones, joints, muscles. Tendons that contribute to function. Some people also can have internal organ involvement. Even more than one of these conditions at the same time.

Therefore, it may take time for your primary care physician, rheumatologist, or other health care professional to determine your particular diagnosis and the best treatment approach for you. Your participation in this effort—and your patience – will make a substantial contribution to a successful diagnosis and your comfort levels.