Treatments & Services
Dr. Edgar Martorell and his staff utilize the latest and most effective treatments in rheumatolgy, which may include joint injections medications, infusions as well as prescriptions for exercise, physical therapy programs, or complementary medicine.
As your rheumatology team, we are dedicated to formulating a unique plan of treatment for your condition. We work closely with your primary care physician and other members of your medical team to manage your care.
Ultrasound is an excellent tool that can be used to evaluate: effusions/synovial proliferation, joint surface irregularities/erosions, tenosynovitis, bursitis, enthesitis, tears of tendons, ligaments and muscles, peripheral nerve disorders, calcifications and osteophytes and loose joint bodies. treatments done under ultrasound can be more effective. Procedures that can be performed under ultrasound guidance include joint aspirations and injections.
There are several types of joint injections which can be administered. These injections include viscosupplements and steroid (cortisone) injections. Viscosupplementation is a procedure that involves the injection of gel-like substances into a joint to supplement the viscous properties of synovial fluid. Steroid injections can be used to target effective anti-inflammatory treatment to a specific painful joint.
Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication through a needle or catheter. It is prescribed when a patient's condition is so severe that it cannot be treated effectively by oral medications or patients who have failed to other available treatments. Example of infusion medications are:Rituxan, Orencia, Simponi Aria, Remicade, and Actembra.
Herbal Medicine (Alternative Medicine)
Dr. Martorell is certified in Chinese herbal medicine for rheumatological conditions. We have in our office a variety of supplements to help our clients to integrate natural medicine.
Neuroanalgesia is a nerve pain fiber stimulating procedure that blocks the feeling of pain, increases blood circulation, oxygenates the affected tissue.