Soft tissue rheumatism is one of the most common and most misunderstood categories of disorders facing the primary care physician.
Among the more common types are subacromial bursitis, epicondylitis, trochanteric bursitis, anserine bursitis, and fibromyalgia.
The keys to the diagnosis of soft-tissue rheumatism are the history and, more importantly, the physical examination. Fibromyalgia is a
particularly challenging form of nonarticular rheumatism. The clinical presentation is rather characteristic, with the patient typically
being a woman 30-60 years of age who presents with diffuse somatic pain. Patients often give a history of sleep disturbance, may be depressed,
and show characteristic tender areas, or trigger points. Laboratory findings are normal.
STR clinic is aimed at providing combined services of physiotherapist and psychiatrist also.
It is conducted on every Saturday
Identification and management of complex soft tissue rheumatic symptoms .
Incorporation of physiotherapy and psychiatrist /psychologist services and thus providing a solution to the chronic aches and pain syndromes.
Pain free active life.
Specialised physiotherapy for fibromyalgia and other soft tissue rheumatic disorders .
Counselling sessions .
Education of patient and caretaker regarding the illness .