The Rheumatology Department directed by Dr. Francisco Castro Domínguez at the Teknon Medical Center in Barcelona, offers the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, chronic pain and inflammatory and autoimmune musculoskeletal diseases.

What is rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the medical specialty that is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of non-traumatic musculoskeletal diseases and systemic inflammatory and autoimmune rheumatic diseases.

When to go to the rheumatologist?

The rheumatologist is the doctor who treats non-surgical diseases of the musculoskeletal system and systemic, inflammatory and autoimmune rheumatic diseases.

Generally, the most important symptom that leads a person to go to the rheumatologist is pain in some area of the musculoskeletal system. But there may also be other symptoms, such as swelling, morning stiffness, or decreased mobility.

If you present pain, crepitus, stiffness or inflammation of the joints not caused by a recent trauma, or if you feel muscle, tendon or bone pain; It would be possible that you may be suffering from a disease in the area of Rheumatology.

The most frequent reasons for consultation include:

  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Hip arthrosis
  • Shoulder osteoarthritis
  • Ankle osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of the foot
  • Osteoarthritis of the hands
  • Cervical osteoarthritis
  • Lumbar osteoarthritis
  • Neck pain
  • back pain
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle and tendon injuries
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriasic arthritis
  • Spondyloarthritis / Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Microcrystal arthropathies: gout and chondrocalcinosis.
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Joint hypermobility syndrome
  • Vasculitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Syndrome of central and peripheral sensitization to pain
  • Systemic disease due to effort intolerance or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic pain

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