At Arthritis Clinic of Cypress & Katy, we have a great rheumatology clinic with para-clinical back up and specialized laboratory etc. Most of the patients and even the doctors these days are not well-versed with this specialty of Rheumatology that deals with chronic inflammatory disorders.
At Arthritis Clinic Of Cypress & Katy we have some of the field’s leading specialists who are dedicated to provide you the best available treatments today.
Rheumatology is a study of disorders of connective tissues, joints, muscles and immune system. The word rheumatology is derived from the Greek word rhematismos, of which rheuma means ‘stream’, since arthritis was believed to have resulted from internal flow of humours (body fluids). Based on scrutiny of medical and nonmedical literature, it has been established that Rheumatic diseases like Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout and Osteoarthritis have existed for several thousand years. Various relevant written sources, pictorial representations and paleopathological findings from Europe, America and Asia support the existence of chronic inflammatory polyarthritis since very early times. ‘Caraka Samhita’, a medical text from India written between 500 BC and 100 AD also included description of chronic polyarthritis. So we can say chronic inflammatory disorders have been there for many centuries though the incidence is now increasing.