Rheumatology (Arthritis And Joint Disease)
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis that affects the spine.
Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are characterized by pain, swelling and limited movement in
joints and connective tissues of the body.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the median nerve is compressed as it passes through an
opening from the wrist to the hand called the carpal tunnel.
Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a debilitating condition characterised by profound tiredness, regardless of
Chronic pain is long-standing pain that persists beyond the usual recovery period or occurs along with a
chronic health condition such as arthritis.
Fibromyalgia, also called fibrositis, is a chronic, widespread pain in muscles and soft tissues surrounding
the joints throughout the body accompanied by tiredness.
Gout is characterized by inflamed, painful joints due to the formation of crystal deposits at the joints.
The following are some of the most common hip problems: arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis,
traumatic arthritis, avascular necrosis, bursitis and hip pointer.
Infectious arthritis is an infection in the joint (synovial) fluid and joint tissues.
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is a form of arthritis in children aged 16 or younger that causes
inflammation and stiffness of joints for more than six weeks.
Low Back Pain
Low back pain can range from mild, dull, annoying pain, to persistent, severe, disabling pain in the lower
back. Pain in the lower back can restrict mobility and interfere with normal functioning.
Lumbar Disc Disease (Herniated Disc)
Lumbar disc disease occurs in the lumbar area of the spine. As discs degenerate, fragments of the disc
material can press on the nerve roots located just behind the disc space, causing pain, numbness or
changes in sensation.
While most tick bites are harmless, several species can cause life-threatening diseases. Two of these
well-known diseases are Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme disease; early symptoms may include
fever, headache, and fatigue.
Osteoarthritis is a chronic, degenerative, joint disease characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage
and adjacent bone in the neck, lower back, knees, hips and/or fingers.
Paget's Disease of the Bone
Paget's disease of the bone is a chronic bone disorder in which bones become enlarged and deformed.
Bone may become dense, but fragile, because of excessive breakdown and deformation of bone.
Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis associated with psoriasis. The disease is similar to rheumatoid
arthritis in symptoms, characterised by joint inflammation.
Raynaud's phenomenon or, simply, Raynaud's, is a disorder characterised by decreased blood flow,
usually to the fingers, and often (although very less) to the ears, toes, nipples, knees or nose.
Reactive Arthritis (Reiter's Syndrome)
Reactive arthritis, also known as Reiter's syndrome is a type of arthritis that occurs as a reaction to an
infection somewhere in the body.
Rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic, autoimmune disease, is the most crippling form of arthritis and affects
approximately 1% of the Indian population.
Scleroderma, also called systemic sclerosis, is a chronic, degenerative disease that affects the joints,
skin, and internal organs.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus)
Systemic lupus erythematosus or Lupus, involves periodic episodes of inflammation of and damage to
the joints, tendons, other connective tissues and organs, including the heart, lungs, blood vessels, brain,
kidneys and skin.
Two major problems associated with tendons include tendonitis and tenosynovitis.