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Dr. Ramírez Garcia, Julio

Expert en Fibromiàlgia i Artritis Reumatoide

No. registered: 080845205

Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Seville. Specialization in Rheumatology at the Verge del Rocío Hospital, Seville. Master's degree in spondyloarthropathies from the European University of Madrid. Member of the Arthritis Unit of Hospital Clínic (Barcelona) and active part of the research unit since 2009. Specialist in musculoskeletal ultrasound and synovial biopsies. Extensive experience in assistance and research in inflammatory arthropathies, especially psoriatic arthritis and spondyloarthropathies. Research experience with several publications and presentations at international conferences in the field of arthritis, ultrasound and synovial biopsy. Moderator in forum for patients "forumclinic" (2010-2013).

What is rheumatology?

Rheumatology is a medical specialty that studies diseases of thelocomotive apparatus non-surgical

What diseases does it treat?

Degenerative arthroplasties

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sponge

Inflammatory arthroplasties

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis, etc.

Systemic diseases

  • Lupus
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Sjörgren's syndrome
  • Vasculitis, etc.

Soft tissue rheumatism

  • bursitis
  • tendinitis
  • fibromyalgia
  • Intervertebral disc injury, etc.
Pathology of Metabolism

  • osteoporosis
  • osteomalacia
  • Chondromalacia patella, etc.

Congenital diseases

  • Joint hyperlaxity syndrome
  • Marfan syndrome, etc.

Metabolic diseases

  • hemophilia
  • amyloidosis
  • Mediterranean fever, etc.

Neurovascular disorders

  • Charcot joint
  • Compression syndromes, etc.


visit personalized
Treatment medicinal
Musculoskeletal ultrasound
Local infiltrations with steroids
Control and monitoring of the rheumatic pathology

Recommendations for the rheumatic patient

  • Perform moderate physical exercise
  • Use shoes with thick soles
  • Sunbathing to increase vitamin D
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet
  • Sleep fully lying down
  • Sit in chairs with stiff backs
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Avoid alcohol consumption
  • Mediteranean diet
  • Do thermal therapies

Frequently asked questions

Is osteoarthritis a disease of the elderly?
Although its frequency increases as we move up the age groups, it is not uncommon to find people under the age of 50 with degenerative joint problems.
Is cortisone dangerous?
Medicines derived from cortisone can be useful in the exacerbation phase of arthritis or in certain complications. They can be administered orally or, in the case of arthritis or arthrosis, locally (infiltrations). However, you should avoid taking high doses for a long time. Local infiltrations with steroids are usually very effective, although sometimes their effect is temporary.
I have been told that fibromyalgia is a psychological illness. Is true?
No. Although there are also psychological and social factors, fibromyalgia is a disease that is influenced by many physical and biological factors. Recent studies have shown functional alterations in the brain that prove that the pain that patients perceive is real.
How can rheumatic diseases be treated?
Treatments for rheumatic diseases depend on the characteristics of the patient and the specific rheumatic disease they have. It is important to treat the pain that these conditions produce, but it is vital to treat the source.

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