Rheumatology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the musculoskeletal system, including joints, bones, muscles, and connective tissue. These conditions can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited mobility, and they can be chronic and debilitating.
Koru Hospital's rheumatology department offers a wide range of services to help patients manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Our team of experienced rheumatologists, nurses, and therapists work together to provide personalized care and support to each patient.
We specialize in treating a variety of rheumatic conditions, including:
Rheumatoid arthritis: A chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the joints and surrounding tissues. This can lead to joint damage and deformity over time.
Osteoarthritis: A degenerative joint disease that occurs when the cartilage that cushions the joints wears down. This can cause pain, stiffness, and difficulty with movement.
Lupus: An autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organs, including the skin, joints, kidneys, and heart. It can cause a range of symptoms, from joint pain and rashes to fatigue and fever.
Spondyloarthritis: A group of inflammatory diseases that primarily affect the spine and joints in the pelvis. Symptoms can include back pain, stiffness, and limited mobility.
Gout: A form of arthritis that occurs when uric acid crystals build up in the joints. This can cause sudden and severe pain, redness, and swelling.
At Koru Hospital, we use a combination of medical and non-medical therapies to manage these conditions. Treatment options may include:
Medications: Depending on the type and severity of the condition, we may prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, or biologic agents to reduce inflammation and slow disease progression.
Physical therapy: We offer a range of exercises and therapies to improve joint mobility, strength, and flexibility. These may include aquatic therapy, yoga, and massage.
Occupational therapy: Our occupational therapists work with patients to develop strategies for managing daily activities and reducing stress on the joints.
Injections: We may recommend corticosteroid or hyaluronic acid injections to reduce inflammation and improve joint function.
Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to repair or replace damaged joints. Our orthopedic surgeons specialize in minimally invasive techniques that can help reduce pain and recovery time.
If you're experiencing symptoms of a rheumatic condition, don't hesitate to reach out to Koru Hospital's rheumatology department. Our team is here to help you find relief and improve your quality of life.