7 main symptoms of rheumatism
The symptoms of rheumatism are related to swelling and pain caused by inflammation of the joints, which is due to diseases such as osteoarthritis, arthrosis, lupus, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis, for example.
Rheumatism corresponds to a group of different diseases that attack the muscles, bones and joints, and that can affect any person. In general, the symptoms of rheumatism are more frequent in the joints of the rodilla, the cadera, the cuello and the pies, and include the following symptoms:
- Pain in the joints;
- Hinchazón y enrojecimiento de las articulaciones;
- Difficulty moving the joints, especially getting up in the mornings;
- Pain in the muscles surrounding the joint;
- Difficulty lifting the shoulders up to the buttocks;
- Difficulty to stretch the arms over the head;
- Generalized tiredness.
Rheumatism can occur at any age, but it is more frequent in people with a family history of rheumatic diseases, such as lupus or gout, for example.
what causes it
Rheumatism is usually associated with aging due to the progressive stiffening of the joints; however, it may be related to osteoarticular or autoimmune diseases, such as osteoarthritis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, for example.
Know which ones are the main causes of pain in the huesos.
It is essential that the cause of pain in the bones and joints is quickly identified, otherwise it could greatly limit the movements and generate the deterioration of the joint, interfering with the quality of life of the person.
When to go to the doctor
It is important to see a doctor if the symptoms persist for more than 6 months, especially if there are signs of inflammation in the region of pain, such as redness, swelling or heat.
To evaluate the cause of pain, the doctor may request blood tests, radiographs or magnetic resonance imaging, for example, to indicate the appropriate treatment according to the cause. When it is discovered at the beginning, it is possible to control the symptoms of rheumatism and have a normal life.
Asimism, it is essential that the person performs physiotherapy with the objective of strengthening the joints and preventing their deterioration, and taking calcium supplements to prevent bone demineralization.
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