At Axis Healthcare we provide treatment for patients with a variety of rheumatic diseases.
What is Rheumatology?
It is the branch of medicine that deals with painful, typically inflammatory or infectious conditions of
the joints and other parts of the musculoskeletal system.
What diseases are in rheumatology?
The most common rheumatic diseases include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
(RA). Both cause inflammation, swelling, and pain in joints. Gout is a form of arthritis in
which urate crystals accumulate in a joint, usually the large joint of the big toe.
What are the reasons to see a rheumatologist?
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Psoriatic arthritis
• Sjögren’s syndrome
What to expect when seeing a rheumatologist?
Your doctor will examine your joints for swelling, tenderness and other signs of
inflammation. Finding where and how you hurt is important because different types of
arthritis affect different parts of the body and may come with other symptoms, such as
a rash or eye inflammation. Lab tests.