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At SPS Hospitals, we offer the best Rheumatology care in Ludhiana, and curate an exceptional experience for patients suffering from different bone, joint, muscles, and ligament diseases & complications. 

Bone, joint, or muscle pain can flare up at any given point in time. The severity of the pain can vary depending upon the complexity of the ailment. However, it can cause major inconvenience to most. Rheumatology is a branch of medicine that involves the diagnosis and treatment of various rheumatic diseases and conditions. The doctors who specialise in diseases concerning bones, joints, muscles, and ligaments are called ‘Rheumatologists’.

Your search for the best “rheumatologist near me” should end at SPS hospitals. Our experienced rheumatologists diagnose and treat various musculoskeletal diseases, and autoimmune conditions. They examine the patients thoroughly to find the underlying causes of the patient’s ailment and suggest the most suitable treatment options.

Facilities

The Rheumatology department at SPS hospitals is highly skilled and trained to diagnose and treat multiple rheumatological conditions. They use advanced technology to find out the underlying cause of the condition, study the patient’s medical history, and then suggest the best treatment and care. Additionally, every arthritis doctor and other specialists keep themselves updated with the advancements in the field of medicine and offer premium care to all.

Treatments Offered

We, at SPS Hospitals, provide marvellous diagnoses and treatments for an array of diseases and conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. Be it arthritis symptoms or osteoporosis, our expert team uses the finest technology and latest treatment solutions to relieve patients of their ailments. Our Rheumatologists are trained to offer effective treatments for various conditions, including:

Complex and Inherited Disorders

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus/Lupus
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Scleroderma
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Polymyositis
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • De Quervain’s tendinosis
  • Tennis elbow

Procedures Performed

The rheumatologists and arthritis doctors at SPS have extensive experience in treating patients with diseases and conditions related to bone, joints, and muscles. Our team of rheumatologists work closely with different doctors to diagnose and treat multiple issues. They are trained to carry out different procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of various rheumatology ailments. Some of the procedures performed by rheumatologists at SPS Hospitals include: 

  • Steroid Shots

Cortisone shots are injected to relieve pain and inflammation in specific parts of your body. They’re mainly used to relieve pain in the joints. 

  • Bone Scan

The bone scan is performed using nuclear imaging and helps in diagnosing different types of bone diseases and conditions. The rheumatologist will use small amounts of radiotracers (radioactive substances), a special camera, and a computer to see the bones. 

  • Dual Energy CT scan

A dual-energy CT scanner is an advanced technology scanner using both a normal X-ray and a second less powerful X-ray to produce the images.

  • Joint CT Scan

A joint CT scan is performed to diagnose multiple conditions affecting the shoulder, wrist, elbow, hip, ankle, or knee. The machine produces multiple x-rays from horizontal and vertical angles. The images are then combined to produce cross-sectional 3-D representations. 

  • MRI

MRI is performed to detect injuries caused to bones, joints, and soft tissue. It is also performed to detect the presence of structural abnormalities and certain other conditions. 

  • Synovial (joint) Fluid Analysis

A synovial fluid involves a group of tests performed to check conditions affecting the joints. The tests mainly involve an exam of the physical qualities of the fluid, and chemical tests to examine changes in the fluid’s chemicals. 

  • Ultrasound-guided Cortisone Injections

Ultrasound-guided joint injections are used for treating inflammation, pain, and impaired mobility. This procedure is performed when other methods such as oral medication and physical therapy fail to offer relief to the patient. 

  • Ultrasound

An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce an image of the body’s internal structures. It is used to detect various bone, joint, and muscle issues. 

  • Viscosupplementation

Viscosupplementation is a procedure performed to relieve pain and inflammation in the joints. A thick fluid, hyaluronate, is injected into the joints to alleviate the patient’s symptoms.

Why Choose Us?

The rheumatologists at SPS Hospitals implement their knowledge and years of experience to offer the best medical care to their patients. What makes the SPS Hospitals’ Rheumatology Department the best in Ludhiana is our cutting-edge infrastructure, modern treatment methods, and a highly experienced team of rheumatologists. We thrive to offer the comfort to provide the best experience to our patients!

FAQ’s

 If you are experiencing some unusual issues or pain in your bones, soft tissues, or other joints, prolonged fever, persistent high ESR, or low platelets, you must immediately consult our Top Rheumatologist at SPS Hospitals.

Our Rheumatologist offers an extensive and precise diagnosis to plan an effective treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, and even for Arthritis symptoms.

Rheumatologists specialise in musculoskeletal conditions that can be treated with medicine. Orthopaedic surgeons, on the other hand, specialise in the surgical treatment of bone, joints, and soft tissue conditions.

If you have aches or pains which are generalised along with systemic problem, you must visit Rheumatologist. On the other hand, if you have injury, trauma, or olg age related knee pain, then you should visit orthopaedic surgeon.

The Rheumatologists at SPS hospitals will evaluate your condition and make the correct diagnosis. They will then plan the suitable treatment for you. They will also monitor your condition throughout to detect any complications. They also suggest ways for preventing musculoskeletal issues in future.