Rheumatologist

Rheumatologist - prices

First consultation of a rheumatologist, 45 min.60,00 EUR
Repeated consultation of a rheumatologist (within a period of 2 months), 30 – 45 min.55,00 EUR

Rheumatologist in Riga: consultations and examinations

Rheumatologist: reliable support throughout treatment and rehabilitation processes

Joint pain and a stiff back are not problems to endure with. These and many other rheumatic diseases today can be effectively treated. Rheumatologist is a trained medical practitioner, who will diagnose, consult and treat bone, joint and connective tissue problems.

Rheumatologist’s field of expertise

Rheumatologist and his field of expertise

Joint and bone pain often occurs suddenly and causes the race of life to stop for a moment. Most often, the patient takes a painkiller to keep up with the hustle and bustle of everyday life. When neither painkillers nor anti-inflammatory drugs help, the joints are swollen, and stiffness does not disappear, it doubtlessly becomes difficult not only to climb the stairs, but also to walk. Then the doctor’s visit can no longer be postponed. A rheumatologist will help to ease the pain and reduce the stiffness. It is worth noting that it is advisable to see a doctor when the first symptoms appear and not to wait until the pain is no longer bearable. The sooner the treatment begins, the more successful it will be.

A rheumatologist treats diseases of bones, joints and connective tissue. The professional provides consultations, diagnoses, and treats, as well as recommends the best rehabilitation programme.

The most common complaints of rheumatic patients:

  • joint pain and swelling;
  • stiffness of joints and back;
  • muscle pain;
  • prolonged fever;
  • weight loss;
  • fatigue;
  • rash and other skin lesions.

Consultation with a rheumatologist

During the first visit, the rheumatologist will ask about your complaints, therefore, it is important to prepare for this conversation in advance so that you can describe the complaints due to which you have arrived and report the illnesses that you have suffered or are still suffering from. The physician will want to know which joints are painful and whether movement reduces or increases the pain. He will also ask about any traumas in the past and diseases of your closest relatives. The rheumatologist will also inquire about medicines you are taking and the dosage, including those medicines that are not related to the specific health problem. Be sure to bring the results of X-rays, computed tomography, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance, etc. as well as examinations performed so far, to the consultation.

During the consultation, the physician will palpate the joints and test the muscle strength. In the case of suspected joint disease, he will prescribe analyses and tests. A rheumatologist treats many diseases. There are countless types of arthritis alone, each of which requires a different approach.

Careful diagnostic work is required to determine the cause of rheumatism through both laboratory and non-laboratory tests.

At the clinic, we offer an ultrasonography examination to obtain accurate information about the condition of internal organs, joints and connective tissue.

An X-ray, however, will allow the assessment of the soft tissue and joint ligaments, as well as verify that there is no increased fluid in the joints and no changes of the cartilage or other deviations. Computed tomography will allow the assessment of bone tissue, vertebrae, and intervertebral discs. Magnetic resonance imaging will be needed if the rheumatologist wants to check the condition of the meniscus, tendons, and cartilage and make sure that there is no swelling in the bone marrow.

Rheumatic diseases are complicated to diagnose, and their treatment is not easy, therefore specialists from other fields are often involved in the process. In our clinic, rheumatologists cooperate with immunologists, infectious diseases specialists, cardiologists, traumatologists, neurologists, nephrologists, as well as other specialists. Physiotherapy and physical therapy specialists are also involved in the prevention of rheumatic problems.

Treatment and rehabilitation

Specialists today use effective drugs, including biologics, that can change the course of the disease and offer new treatment options.

Rheumatology is constantly evolving. Especially recently, there has been rapid progress in science, which is, of course, also reflected in the treatment and prevention that physicians can offer their clients today. There is no reason to accept rheumatic pain as something inevitable or age-related!

In the case of rheumatism, rehabilitation is important, especially if the joints are affected. Our clinic employs knowledgeable specialists with extensive experience and good clinical results.

Rheumatological complaints are one of the most common complaints regarding which people seek medical assistance. Untreated rheumatic disease can cause serious health problems. Our clinic employs professionals who constantly study the latest in the industry and offer their patients the most modern treatment, as well as consultations in a friendly atmosphere and recommendations for appropriate lifestyle changes and physical activities.

Highly qualified rheumatologist in Riga, Brīvības gatve 410 – GK Neiroklīnika