If you find yourself suffering from pain, stiffness, or swelling in your joints, you may have arthritis. And, you've probably found out that your symptoms can suddenly worsen from one moment to the next.
A rheumatologist, in short, is a provider who specializes in various types of rheumatic diseases (think aching joints). In layman's terms, they are usually known as arthritis doctors, but knowing when to visit a rheumatologist is often tricky. Is your joint pain chronic? Does the pain go away? How do you know when it's time to go to the doctor? As rheumatologists assess a wide range of diseases and disorders while creating treatment plans to help individuals suffering, it's important to have your pain checked out.
There are over 100 different rheumatic diseases, and according to the American College of Rheumatology, “roughly 54.4 million adults in the United States have arthritis.” That means, you're likely to know someone who suffers from rheumatism. Through this blog, you’ll get to know what a rheumatologist assesses, when to visit a rheumatologists’ office, as well as the questions you should ask!
Are you having trouble with your joints? Does it feel like your muscles are tight and tense all the time? If so, you may be suffering from a rheumatic disease, and it’s important to understand what rheumatology is. According to the American College of Rheumatology, “an estimated 50 million people in the United States of all ages and genders have arthritis or other rheumatic conditions.”
Through this blog, we’ll walk through all that you need to know about rheumatology, as well as when you should visit a provider to help ease any discomfort you may be having.
Think Pink for the Month of October!
October marks a worldwide campaign dedicated to the awareness of breast cancer. Multiple organizations highlight the importance of education and research for breast cancer, as well as what to look for in an effort to increase early detection. The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the better the chance of beating it. During Breast Cancer Awareness month, North Clinic wants you to know that a mammogram is the most important tool in the early detection of breast cancer.