Understanding Rheumatic Disorders: From Diagnosis to Management

Author(s): Adanna Chinua

Rheumatic disorders encompass a diverse group of conditions that affect the joints, muscles, bones, and connective tissues, leading to pain, inflammation, and functional impairment. From common conditions like osteoarthritis to complex autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatic disorders pose significant challenges for patients and healthcare providers alike. In this article, we delve into the various types of rheumatic disorders, their underlying mechanisms, diagnostic approaches, and management strategies.