Departments

Rheumatology Clinic

Important information:

Rheumatology deals with diseases of the musculoskeletal system, many of which are autoimmune in nature.Rheumatoid Arthritis and type-1 diabetes are both autoimmune diseases. At times, there is something not functioning normal in the system and it turns against the body's own healthy cells. In Rheumatoid Arthritis the joints get affected. Type-1 diabetes targets the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Insulin is a hormone that helps our body process blood sugar. Patients with diabetes commonly have musculoskeletal problems (diabetes hand, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, and others). People with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to develop diabetes, and people with diabetes are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis. For patients suffering from both, it is even more difficult to control their blood sugar levels. If uncontrolled, diabetes can affect the muscles and skeleton, leading to joint pain, nerve damage, and other symptoms. There are twice more chances of people with diabetes to develop arthritis. The most common form of arthritisis Osteoarthritis (OA). Being overweight increases the risk of developing both type 2 diabetes and OA.Eatinghigh sugar foods can cause inflammation. Eating foods high in sugarincreases and lengthensmost forms of joint pain and muscle aches involving inflammation, even if pain is the result of the injury. Management includes early recognition, pharmacotherapy, physiotherapy, and local measures such as intra-articular steroids in the shoulders. Both patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes will benefit.

Common Symptoms include:

• Pain in thejoints.
• Stiffness in joints.
• Tiredness or fatigue.
• Rashes on the body.
• Sensitivity towards sunlight.
• Fingers or toes turning blue or white when exposed to cold (called Raynaud's phenomenon)
• Loss of hair.
• Problems in other organs such as the kidneys.

To achieve optimal results:

• For our patients, we use an extensive assessment system and employ the latest evaluations and treatment strategies that are based entirely on available evidence.
• We incorporate strategies that are based on the unique requirements of each individual.
• The primary goal of our team is to restore optimal function and improve quality of life as soon as possible.
• Our team is well-educated, experienced, and well-equipped to tackle all problems.
• We provide detailed examinations, discuss and explain all treatment options, and answer all questions. We spend as much time as is needed, and a therapist is available every step on the way to recovery.

Schedule (specific days of the week, time):

Consultation is only by Appointments.

Consultants / Staff involved

Dr. Sanat Pathak