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A Treatment Plan with Paducah Rheumatology



At Paducah Rheumatology, we strive to provide individualized care. We use our expertise and knowledge of rheumatic diseases to treat our patients on a case-by-case basis, understanding that autoimmune conditions play out differently for every person.


As our patient, you will be a partner in your care as we work together to determine the best way to improve your quality of life and decrease disease progression.


What treatment options are available for rheumatic diseases? What can you expect to be included in a treatment plan?


Rheumatic diseases come with a vast span of symptoms, and there are plenty of treatment options to tackle all those symptoms.


MEDICINE

1 - NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)

2 - DMARDs (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs)

3 - Over-the-Counter Medicines

4 - Prescriptions

5 - Antibiotics

6 - Corticosteroids

7 - Topical Skin Creams

8 - Infusion Therapy (Biological Therapy)


THERAPY

9 - Physical Therapy

10 - Occupational Therapy

11 - Massage Therapy

12 - Hot and Cold Therapy

13 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


SUPPLEMENTS

14 - Vitamin Supplements

15 - Mineral Supplements

16 - Herbal Supplements

17 - Probiotic Supplements

18 - Prebiotic Supplements


JOINT-FRIENDLY EXERCISE

19 - Walking

20 - Bicycling

21 - Fixed Cardio Machines

22 - Swimming/Water Aerobics

23 - Gardening

24 - Yoga

25 - Pilates

26 - Tai Chia

27 - Stretches

28 - Resistance Bands


PHYSICAL SUPPORT

29 - Braces

30 - Splints

31 - Ergonomic Assistive Devices

32 - Custom Shoes

33 - Compression Socks


LIFESTYLE CHOICES

34 - Anti-Inflammatory Diet

35 - Gluten-Free Diet

36 - Sleep/Rest

37 - No Tobacco Use

38 - No Alcohol Intake


SPECIALIST CARE

39 - Dentist

40 - Opthamologist/Optometrist

41 - Cardiologist

42 - Chiropractor

43 - Dermatologist

44 - Acupuncturist

45 - Neurologist


What To Expect When Formulating a Treatment Plan


Rheumatic diseases are usually associated with joint problems or gut issues, but a rheumatic disease can impact so many other components of your body. If you choose to not follow a treatment plan, a rheumatic disease can even affect your internal organs and wreak havoc on your entire well being.


That’s why there are numerous treatment options to target all the various health consequences that come with a rheumatic disease diagnosis.


At Paducah Rheumatology, our goal is to provide prompt and proactive care as we work together to help you avoid potential health complications.


And don’t worry … if at first you don’t succeed, we will try, try again. Treatment plans are not a one-and-done ordeal. In fact, treatment plans are meant to be adjusted.


Most patients discover their symptoms change over time, and when they do, we are right there to figure out the next best treatment option. We will not give up if your first treatment plan turns out to not be the right fit. We understand that symptoms change and new health concerns arise.


Let’s discuss how we can improve your health through a personalized treatment plan! Give us a call at 270-408-6100. Please note that a physician’s referral is required for all new patients.


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