Arthritis, in contrast to arthrosis, describes a group of conditions that cause inflammation to the joints. Some of these joint inflammations require immediate treatment for which a visit to the doctor is necessary.
Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that may affect one or several joints. Arthritis often manifests in the fingers, toes, hands, ankle, and knees.
Causes of arthritis include immunological processes such as those in rheumatic arthritis or psoriatic arthritis, various pathogens (see the article on septic arthritis), a high lever of uric acid (see gout), and an “activated” arthrosis. The patient feels strong pain, warming of the skin, and swelling as well as reduced movement in the affected joints. Fluids may accumulate around the inflammed joint, something that is referred to as joint effusion. Sometimes patients may even develop a fever.
Arthritis can lead to arthrosis or destruction of the affected joints. Arthritis needs to be diagnosed and treated by a specialist. Treatment is according to cause: either with specific antibiotics (in the case of infectious arthritis) or with pain reducers and anti-inflammatory medication (in the case of immunological arthritis or gout).
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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