Pain in our joints, bones, ligaments, muscles and tendons are common. However, when the pain becomes severe with each passing day, it might be a sign of an onset of rheumatic disease. Rheumatic diseases also referred to as musculoskeletal diseases, usually occur when the immune system in our body goes against us and attacks the tissues. It could be genetic or due to various environmental factors such as exposure to pollution or smoking or anything that can lead to an infection. Rheumatic diseases are known to affect about one-third of our adult population, more so among women than men. Manipal Hospital Whitefield, with its team of globally acknowledged best Rheumatologists in Bangalore, is the best Rheumatology hospital in Whitefield, Bangalore for any rheumatic problem, musculoskeletal diseases, and autoimmune conditions.
Ranked as one of India’s largest and leading hospital group, Manipal Hospitals is known for comprehensive and high-quality clinical care to all its patients. The Department of Rheumatology is no different where the internationally renowned Rheumatologists strive to provide the best arthritis treatment in Bangalore as they continue to push their limits and seek newer methods of curing rheumatic diseases that have long-term effects on health through research and collaborating with peers globally. Manipal Hospital Whitefield believes in the philosophy of treating a patient in totality, not only the disease and thus offers a complete range of services with excellent clinical care through its multidisciplinary approach, advanced technological infrastructure and innovative tools for therapies, diagnosis and treatment.
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Since symptoms like joint pain or constant ache in the bone or even loss of motion can indicate regular pain or any other health problem, it is difficult to diagnose rheumatic diseases in their early stages. Rheumatic diseases result in disability to move or do normal daily chores and are known to have affected India largely, with Rheumatoid Arthritis affecting approximately five million Indians alone.
Diagnosis and treatment of Rheumatic diseases need persistent effort, both from the patient and the doctor, to analyse the severity of the condition and devise a personalised treatment method. Manipal Hospital Whitefield is the best arthritis hospital in Whitefield, Bangalore owing to its team of doctors alongside the medical assistants, nursing staff, clinical technicians, physical therapists who ensure that at any given time, there is a caregiver available to respond to the queries of the patient or the family member. Keeping patient care as the most important motto, the team collaborates and coordinates with other specialities such as orthopaedics, neurology, nephrology, internal medicine, dermatology, gastroenterology, physical medicine and rehabilitation to ensure complete assistance. The Department of Rheumatology also offers different OPD daycare procedures such as Minor Salivary gland biopsy, nail-fold Capillaroscopy, soft tissue and intra-articular injections and Schirmer’s test.
One of the most important factors in the treatment of Rheumatic diseases is the usage of drugs that help in modifying the condition and improve mobility in a person. This is highly dependent on updated scientific research. At the Department of Rheumatology at Manipal Hospital Whitefield, we take pride in our Rheumatologists who are always abreast with the latest innovative findings in the treatment of Rheumatic diseases and are well versed with drugs, depending on the severity of a condition in a patient.
Early detection does not only need best in quality diagnostic set-up but also precise attention to the development of the condition throughout the treatment tenure. The clinical experts evaluate various types of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid or crystal arthritis, degenerative joint diseases, and soft tissue rheumatism. To help improve the quality of life and mobility issues, it is important to keep the treatment procedure on track and consult the best arthritis doctor at Manipal Hospital Whitefield. The doctor, upon investigation, will help manage the condition better. On your visit to the doctor, it is advisable to share all relevant information such as symptoms, frequency and severity of the symptoms, factors or activities that impact the quality of life such as the ability to exercise, sleep, stress, movements like walking or bending or stretching, if the medicine helps you feel better, and most importantly, any family history of rheumatic diseases. While some of these may not seem relevant, in the beginning, letting your doctor will help devise a proper treatment plan. The doctor will evaluate your physical condition and check for any inflammation or swelling in the joints, press the joints to check for soreness, rashes on the skin or eyes and check the heart and lung and also enquire about a bowel movement.
Following is a list of rheumatic conditions diagnosed and treated at the Department of Rheumatology at Manipal Hospital Whitefield:
Crystal arthritis such as Gout
Soft tissue rheumatism such as Tennis Elbow, Plantar fasciitis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, Scleroderma, Myositis, Vasculitis, ANCA Vasculitis, Cutaneous vasculitis
Undifferentiated connected tissue disease
Arthritis associated with systemic diseases
An ophthalmological condition such as uveitis and scleritis
Rheumatology represents a subspecialty in internal medicine and pediatrics, which is devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) are a diverse group of diseases that commonly affect the joints, but can also affect the muscles, other tissues, and internal organs. There are more than 200 different RMDs, affecting both children and adults.
A rheumatologist is a physician, who has received further training in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions. Apart from common arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, Rheumatologists are involved in treating complicated multisystem diseases like Vasculitis / SLE etc.
People with Prolonged/ recurrent joint pain and/or swelling or Pain in the soft tissue region or Back/ neck pain or Persistent Dry eyes and/or mouth or Prolonged unexplained fever or Unexplained skin rash or Ophthalmology conditions such as Uveitis and scleritis where the infection is ruled out
Having an autoimmune condition like rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis or lupus can affect your whole life. Manipal Hospitals is dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized care and building long-term partnerships with its patients. Contact us to know more about rheumatic conditions and book an appointment with one of our Rheumatologists today.