Rheumatology in Humble TX
We will soon be offering an on-site infusion suite with highly skilled nurses with special training in infusion therapies. Our infusion suite will provide a comfortable and relaxing environment for our patients receiving infusion and injection medications.
Rheumatoid Arthritis in Humble TXRheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of autoimmune arthritis. It causes joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and difficulty moving joints. Small joints in the hands and feet are the most commonly affects. Rarely, rheumatoid arthritis can affect other organs.
Osteoporosis in Humble TXOsteoporosis is a common condition that results from loss of bone mass or density. It causes bones to become thinner and weaker, leading to increased risk of fractures. It commonly affects women after menopause. In men, it becomes more of an issue around age 70.
Gout in Humble TXGout is a type of arthritis that causes painful inflammation. It occurs when there is too much uric acid in the body, making it crystalize and deposit into the joints. This often results in severe pain, redness, and joint swelling. The big toe is usually the first joint affected, though other joints can be involved.
Lupus in Humble TXLupus is a chronic disease that causes inflammation affecting different parts of the body, including skin and joints. It can also affect the kidneys, the tissue lining the lungs (pleura), heart (pericardium), and brain. Many patients experience fatigue, weight loss, and fever.
Sjogren’s Syndrome in Humble TXSjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune condition that commonly causes dry eyes and dry mouth. Rarely, it can affect other organs such as the nervous system.
Scleroderma in Humble TXScleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect the skin, blood vessels, joints, and other organs including lungs, heart, kidneys, and intestinal system. It causes thickening of the skin and inflammation or scarring in other body parts.
Vasculitis in Humble TXVasculitis is a term for a group of rare diseases that cause inflammation of blood vessels, including arteries and veins. It can result in poor blood flow to tissues throughout the body, including lungs, kidneys, nerves and skin. Symptoms vary from mild to life-threatening, so early detection is key.
Myositis in Humble TXMyositis causes muscle inflammation and weakness. Some patients can also have rashes or breathing problems.
Spondyloarthritis in Humble TXSpondyloarthritis (or spondyloarthropathy) is a term for a group of inflammatory rheumatic diseases that cause arthritis. It commonly attacks the spine, but can involve the joints of the arms and legs. It can also involve the skin, eyes, and intestines. The most common is ankylosing spondylitis, but others include psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, and arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease).
Osteoarthritis in Humble TXOsteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It is commonly referred to as “wear and tear” arthritis, and is a result of cartilage loss, bony changes in the joints, and deterioration of tendons and ligaments. Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, it is not an autoimmune process, but there can be a hereditary component.
Fibromyalgia in Humble TXFibromyalgia is not an autoimmune or inflammation based illness, but rather a condition in which the nervous system is thought to be involved. It causes diffuse body pain and sensitivity to touch, and is often associated with fatigue and sleep problems.
Bone Density Test in Humble TXA bone density test, using a dual energy x-ray absorptiometry machine, of the hip and spine can help to diagnose osteoporosis by estimating the amount of bone in the areas that are scanned.
Joint Injections in Humble TXFor the treatment of osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis, joint injections into peripheral joints can help reduce pain and increase function. This is often recommended before surgery.
Lab Tests in Humble TXAt our in-house lab, we are able to monitor the specialized testing done that is necessary for diagnosis and treatment of our patients with rheumatologic conditions.
Infusion Therapy in Humble TXInfusion therapy is for patients with active inflammatory arthritis and other conditions that intravenous medications can be used to help prevent further damage to bones and joints.
Imaging in Humble TXAn imaging test allows us to get a stronger understanding of what is going on inside of your body, through the use of x-rays, sound waves, and magnetic fields. Imaging can help with diagnosing and managing rheumatology related issues.