Rheumatic diseases are associated with pain and functional limitation of body parts that enable us to move (bones, muscles, joints, tendons).
We differentiate between several types of rheumatic diseases:
Inflammatory / autoimmune rheumatic diseases
In this case the immune system attacks the body’s own cells. These processes can by triggered by various pathogens (lyme disease and others) or without cause.
Examples: rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, lupus, Sjögren’s and other autoimmune diseases
Degenerative rheumatic diseases
Osteoarthritis; these are diseases that occur frequently when we are getting older. For example, if cartilage is damaged by an incorrect posture of a joint, degeneration and pain occur.
For example diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, gout, hemochromatosis or osteoporosis.
Rheumatism of the soft tissue
Chronic pain disorder, in which the causes have not been fully clarified.
For instance fibromyalgia, tendon inflammation or bursitis.