Arthritis is a painful condition that can become debilitating and rob people of their abilities to work and play. Thanks to the help of rheumatologists, physicians dedicated to the treatment of arthritis, people suffering from arthritis can receive help for the pain that puts their lives on hold.
Trained as interists or pediatricians, rheumatologists are physicians who have additional education and experience specifically in the field of diagnosing and treating arthritis and other conditions affecting the joints, soft tissues and connective tissues. In addition to the treatment of arthritis, rheumatologists may specialize in researching, diagnoising and treating autoimmune diseases (such as Lupus), osteoporosis and other pain disorders (such as fibromyalgia).
Patients suffering from severe, long-term joint and muscle pain may find their ability to work and care for themselves compromised. In these cases, the additional support and diagnostic and therapeutic resources provided by a rheumatologist can help primary care physicians make a more accurate diagnosis and provide more focused care. In early stages, most rheumatic conditions can be very difficult to diagnose, but rheumantologists undergo specific training that enables them to identify these painful conditions at their onset.
For more information about rheumatology services at Witham, call 765-485-8830.
Tehniat Haider, M.D.
2505 N. Lebanon Street
South Pavilion, Suite 201
Lebanon, IN 46052