Rheumatology is the branch of medicine that deals with arthritis, and other disorders of the joints, muscles, and ligaments. A rheumatologist is trained at diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions.
The Department of Rheumatology at Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Chennai takes a multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of rheumatic diseases. Largely associated with the elderly, rheumatic diseases have now begun affect certain young individuals as well. A common rheumatic disease is the rheumatoid arthritis – an autoimmune disease that causes joint inflammation and pain.
The Rheumatology Department offers a wide range of services to patients for diagnosis and treatment of joint, bone and connective tissue diseases. Providing comprehensive and individually-tailored treatment plans, the Department seeks to fuse together clinical expertise, research and state-of-the-art technologies.
Working with other specialties such as orthopaedics, the Department of Rheumatology has successfully treated various forms of rheumatic disorders.
A number of treatments are offered at Gleneagles Global Hospitals for the following diseases:
When a joint is stiff, it causes inflammation and weakens the muscles protecting the joints. Stretching is the best way to keep your body flexible and maintains motion around the joints.
Maintain a healthy diet by avoiding saturated fats and processed foods. Minimizing excess body fat and inflammatory responses are ways to ensure healthy muscles and joints.
Choosing the right shoes for your legs is very important as it provides cushioning, stability and comfort while walking. It’s time to replace your worn out shoes and find the right one.
Practice a good posture as poor posture can lead to tightened, compromised muscles, and eventually back pain. Your posture affects your joints.
Avoid being overactive and know when to stop certain movement. Sometimes, “no pain, no gain” can lead to problems if not addressed early. So, do not strain your joints.
Keeping your weight within a healthy range is the best thing you can do for your joints. Exercise regularly and maintain your weight to reduce the pressure on your knees, hips and back.
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