The rheumatological profile is a set of diagnostic tests that allow to diagnose the disease (as well as the effectiveness of treatment) in many of the most common joint diseases.
The frequency of osteoarthritis increases with age, with regular stress or during sports. Osteoarthritis develops as a result of ""wear and tear"" of articular surfaces, which with time instead of being smooth become rough and rough, that leads to the appearance of painful symptoms.
This disease can affect almost any joint of our body - both the lower and upper limbs, or the spine along its entire length. The occurrence of osteoarthritis can have many causes, the identification of which will allow the necessary treatment to be carried out in order to achieve the best therapeutic effect and return the patient to full working capacity.
The aim of the test
This complex contains diagnostic tests to detect certain markers in the patient's blood that may indicate the cause of the disease. Although the symptoms may be very similar, the causes of the degeneration can vary dramatically, from metabolic diseases such as gout to autoimmune diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus) to inflammation caused by bacteria.
This test complex should be important to the people who has pain in the joints, not related to any recent injuries, and other symptoms that may indicate the beginning or already existing degenerative process of joint tissues.
These symptoms include:
- pain while a certain joint working
- swelling of the joint and the skin around it
- redness and increased hyperthermia of the skin around the joint
- difficulties while joint moving, which can pass after some time of this joint movement, observed, for example, after a long time sitting on a chair
- stiffness in the knees
- periodic, for no apparent reason, pain in the joints (usually called "weather change")
- back pain after waking up
The tests included in this comples are also useful for monitoring the progress of treatment of a previously diagnosed disease and allow to assess whether the disease is progressing or the patient's condition is improving.