Diagnosing Soft Tissue Rheumatism
The condition can prove difficult to diagnose as the symptoms can be associated with several other conditions. Therefore, it is important to ensure that these conditions are ruled out. Your doctor will begin by asking you certain questions about the problem such as how long it has existed, the severity of the pain and where the area of the pain is located.
After this, they will carry out a physical examination where they will feel the problematic soft tissue and determine the range of movement. You might be asked to have some blood tests to rule out other problems while you could be sent for an MRI scan, X-Ray or an ultrasound scan.