Proper Osteoarthritis Checkup?
..dr where I was treated before I was diagnosed with osteotritis and was referred to an orthopedic .. from HealthReplies.com suggested to a Rheumatology specialist .. while in Pekanbaru there was none .. only there was a specialist in internal medicine .. how is it connected? joint pain (osteotritis) with an orthopedic doctor? I’m afraid the doctor will be wrong..thank you
Hi Icha .. Thank you for the question given.
Arthritis or osteoarthritis can affect the joints of the hands, knees, hips and spine. Symptoms that arise are: joint pain and stiffness, muscle weakness, decreased joint flexibility, and sounding like there is friction when the joint is moved. Risk factors for osteoarthritis are: women, over 50 years of age, overweight, have had injuries or surgery to the bones, excess activity.
Treatment of osteoarthritis can be done by a doctor of internal medicine, subspecialty rheumatology. If your city does not have a rheumatology subspecialist, you can go to a specialist in internal medicine.
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