RheumatologyYour Health. Your Hospital
Rheumatologists handle clinical problems of the joints, soft tissues and autoimmune diseases. Recent medical findings and medical technology advances made possible a better knowledge and understanding of rheumatic conditions, and as a result, many of these are now recognized as disorders of the immune system.
Experience Significant Pain Relief
If you suffer from a rheumatic condition, the physical therapists at Marina del Rey Hospital will efficiently help you alleviate your discomfort
The so-called classic rheumatic conditions are belonging to a large category that groups the many types of arthritis. Common signs of arthritis include red, swollen joints, inflamed cartilages and tendons. Other rheumatic conditions fall into the category of autoimmune diseases, characterized by an aggressive response of the immune system to parts of the body. The most common rheumatic conditions that medical experts at Marina del Rey Hospital deal with include:
Treatment of Rheumatic Conditions - Minimal Side Effects
Our experienced physicians will always try to prescribe you the drugs with the least side effects
Based on the specific rheumatic condition, its severity, duration and prognosis, as well as on the overall health of the patient, treatments may include medication for pain and inflammation, or condition-specific medication. As a general rule, the earlier the health condition is diagnosed and treated, the better the chances to successfully control or halt its development. Common medications plans applied in rheumatic conditions involve:
Early diagnosis and treatment is often crucial, because neglected rheumatic conditions can harm heart activity and function, and may lead to complex, more severe health conditions.
Multiple Tests for Accurate Results
In addition to in-depth physical examination and various imaging techniques, we offer numerous other relevant tests such as arthrocentesis
Treatment at Marina del Rey Hospital starts in each case with an in-depth physical exam, usually followed by X-rays and MRI. Further testing is based on the findings of primary tests, and includes:
In the not so distant past autoimmune diseases were often identified mostly in their advanced states. Thanks to recent progresses of medical technology, medical experts are now able to diagnose such diseases in their early stage, which improves significantly the chance of successful therapies.
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Through general lectures and events for patients and residents, seminars for therapists, and meetings with doctors and staff. Register for a seminar or join us for a special event at Marina Del Rey Hospital.