you for your reply.
had to go to ER.
is now on one foot (left) it became swollen and very painful.
not even walk.
I've develop a rash around my nose bridge Lupus was ruled out.
given pain medication and sent home with a referral to rheumatology.
all these symptoms be related? And can rheumatologic problems be managed?
problems are becoming more prevalent in the aging and increasingly
overweight Western population.
such conditions are chronic, and most people concerned have problems
with more than one anatomical joint region, resulting in cumulatively
increased problems with performing daily tasks.
is complex because of the chronic nature of many of these conditions,
the need for regular assessment of disease impact, the individual's
responses to the disease and its treatment, the presence of co-morbidities,
and the lack of well-designed studies of long-term outcome to guide
are significant issues about how to monitor outcomes in routine practice,
and many outcome measures have been developed for use in clinical
of modern management include involvement of people in their own care,
early intervention, and the need to consider a multidisciplinary approach.
conditions will require combinations of one or more non-pharmacological
therapies (especially muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise) and
pharmacological agents, with attention given to appropriate timing
of surgical interventions.
is an ever-changing specialty in which the amount of available information
is growing daily and spread across a myriad of books, journals, and
"The Oxford Desk Reference: Rheumatology" brings this information
together in an easy-to-use format.
essential resource combines up-to-date, relevant, evidence-based information
with the latest guidelines and the experience of senior consultants.