Rheumatic Disease Specialist

Eneida Agosto, M.D. -  - Rheumatologist

Heights Rheumatology and Esthetics

Eneida Agosto, M.D.

Rheumatologist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Jackson Heights, NY & Washington Heights, New York, NY

Rheumatic disease includes many types of arthritis or joints and muscle pain that makes us weak and disables. A disease that includes Fibromyalgia, Psoriasis, Lupus, Osteoarthritis. Osteoporosis and many others that cause pain throughout your bones, skin, muscles and tendons and debilities us. The good news is that you don’t have to continue living in discomfort once you start treatment with an expert rheumatologist like Eneida Agosto, MD, at Heights Rheumatology and Esthetics. You can request a consultation for evaluation at either Jackson Heights or Washington Heights, New York clinics with the online scheduler, or call to book.

Rheumatic Disease Q & A

What is rheumatic disease?

Rheumatic disease includes a group of disorders that are known for causing pain and discomfort in your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles and can cause skin changes also. What makes rheumatic diseases problematic is that not only do they lead to widespread pain, they sometimes can also affect vital organs.

Rheumatic disease can be secondary to trauma or aging like Osteoarthritis or can be as a result of an autoimmune disorder. This means that your body’s own protection system is against yourself and starts targeting and destroying healthy cells and tissues, causing them to break down. The following conditions are some of the most well-known types of rheumatic disease:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis or gout
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Ankylosing spondylitis

These types of conditions can be detrimental to your health causing permanent damage and disabilities, making it important to understand the symptoms and know when to see Dr. Agosto for treatment.

 

Are there symptoms of rheumatic disease?

Yes. Early on, you may simply notice that you have slight joint pain or stiffness, especially after waking up from sleep. As your rheumatic condition progresses, you could experience:

  • Chronic pain or tender joints
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Warmth or redness over joints
  • Limited range of motion

Since rheumatic diseases can affect your entire body, you could also start having issues with bowel irregularity or bladder problems that mimic urinary tract infections (UTIs). Dr. Agosto needs to know about all the symptoms you experience, even if you don’t think they’re related to your condition. This helps her better diagnose you and customize an effective treatment plan.

 

How is rheumatic disease treated?

The goal of rheumatic disease treatment is to slow down or stop the progression and to alleviate any pain or discomfort you feel. Your tailored rheumatic disease treatment plan at Heights Rheumatologist can include:

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Intra-articular injections
  • Intravenous medications
  • Muscle injections

Because she has extensive training and experience in diagnosing and treating rheumatic disease, Dr. Agosto can even help you with lifestyle changes that can improve rheumatic flare-ups. Cutting back on inflammation-causing foods, learning certain stretches, and starting physical therapy sessions can all help with rheumatic disease discomfort.

With so many new treatments and modalities available for rheumatic disease, you need to find out which option is best for you.

Schedule an appointment at Heights Rheumatology and Esthetics through the online scheduler or call the clinic nearest you today.