What is Rheumatological Pain & How Do I Get Relief

What is Rheumatological Pain & How Do I Get Relief

As chronic pain specialists, we come across a lot of five-dollar words that refer to different types of pain. One of the more prevalent of these words is rheumatological pain. This term refers to pain that is caused in joints, bones, muscles and other connective tissue when inflammation is present instead of lubrication.

If you or someone you love is living with rheumatological pain, you have come to the right place! Today, our team of chronic pain specialists will be explaining the basics of the different types and treatments for this common condition.


What is Rheumatological Pain

Rheumatological pain is discomfort stemming from diseases that affect a person’s muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, and/or bones. This can also include chronic pain related to autoimmune conditions. One of the most common types of rheumatological diseases is arthritis.

If this type of pain or discomfort persists beyond 3 months, we recommend you visit a chronic pain clinic such as our Bedford pain and wellness center (locations also in Benbrook and Lewisville). Our specialists are well-versed in a wide range of treatment options that may be able to put you on the path to relief.


Common Causes of Rheumatological Pain

Thanks to many years of research, there are currently over 200 different known types of rheumatic diseases. These diseases stem from a person’s immune system dysfunction which results in a person’s body attacking itself.

Some of the most common types of Rheumatic diseases include:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Autoimmune Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis
  • Lupus
  • Spondyloarthropathies

Rheumatological pain can also originate from non-inflammatory diseases such as:

  • Genetic disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome or even hyper-flexible joints
  • Diseases that affect the bones such as osteoporosis, rickets, or fluorosis
  • Soft tissue diseases such as fibromyalgia, tennis or golfers’ elbow, or low back pain


Treatments & Therapies

As with any type of chronic pain, each patient is unique. This means that each treatment plan will be unique as well. At our Bedford pain and wellness center (locations also in Benbrook and Lewisville), we have many ways to approach assessing and treating rheumatological pain. Some of the more common treatments and therapies include:

  • Diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications
  • Medication: Steroids, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Biologic Agents and Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs)
  • Physical Therapy and/or Occupational Therapy
  • Surgery: Joint injections or joint replacement, tendon repair, regenerative medicine, and more

Our pain specialists will take the time to do a thorough assessment of all your symptoms before discussion these options. If you don’t already see a chronic pain specialist for your rheumatological pain, our doctors are accepting new patients at all three of our convenient Texas locations.


Arthritis Doctors in Bedford TX

The physicians at CPI have special training in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all different types of pain. We offer a scope of services depending on your specific set of needs as a patient. Our core values are honor, excellence, commitment and compassion. We treat patients like family, honoring their humanity.  We focus on YOU the person and not just the pain.

Call 817-786-8238 today to schedule an appointment!

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