AIOR Institute of Arthritis Expertise :
Rheumatology is the medical super-specialty that deals with arthritis, other connective tissue disorders or autoimmune disorders. In India 1 in every 5 individual suffers from a Rheumatic disease, the real challenge is the diagnosis and the specialized treatment of the same. Paras Institute of Rheumatology works in conjunction with other departments like Internal Medicine, Orthopedics to provide comprehensive treatment to the patients and help them recover from these debilitating diseases.
Rheumatism means pain and inflammation of joints, muscles and ligaments and is a cardinal feature of Rheumatic diseases. A number of diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Reactive arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Enteropathic arthritis, Infective arthritis, Gout; Collagen tissue disorders like SLE, Scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, Poly myositis/ Dermatomyositis and various Vasculitis syndromes are few examples of Rheumatic diseases. These diseases, though not curable, can be controlled with good evidence based treatment.
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
Rheumatoid Arthritis :
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that affects the joints. It causes pain, swelling, and stiffness. If one knee or hand has rheumatoid arthritis, usually the other does too. This disease often occurs in more than one joint and can affect any joint in the body. People with this disease may feel sick and tired, and they sometimes get fevers.
Some people have this disease for only a few months or a year or two. Then it goes away without causing damage. Other people have times when the symptoms get worse (flares), and times when they get better (remissions). Others have a severe form of the disease that can last for many years or a lifetime. This form of the disease can cause serious joint damage.