Emirates Society for Rheumatology

Biologic Therapy

Biological therapy is a relatively newer class of drugs used in treatment of a number of autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis and Psoriatic arthritis. They are also used in other conditions such as skin Psoriasis, Crohn’s and Ulcerative colitis and Uveitis. Biologics work by dampening certain immune system signals that cause inflammation and damage of joint and other tissues.

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Cortisone Injections

Cortisone is a hormone released by the adrenal gland in response to stress. It is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. Synthetically produced cortisone is more potent and longer acting than natural cortisone and is used for diagnosis as well as treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions such as tendinopathy, bursitis and arthritis.

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Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging is a common diagnostic procedure which uses high-frequency sound waves to produce dynamic images (sonograms) of organs, tissues, or blood flow within the body. Ultrasonography is a technical term for ultrasound imaging. It can be used to perform both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as when ultrasound is used as a guide in interventional procedures.

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Physiotherapy or physical therapy is an exercise program that helps you to improve movement, relieve pain, encourage blood flow for faster healing, and restore your physical function and fitness level. The main aim of physical therapy is to make your daily activities, such as walking, getting in and out of bed, or climbing stairs, easier.

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