Rheumatology

Most of us will experience some aches and pains in our lifetime.  However, pain in the joints, muscles, or bones that is severe or persists for more than a few days could be a rheumatic disease and may need the attention of a rheumatologist. The field of rheumatology encompasses musculoskeletal and auto-immune diseases, including accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of joint pain and inflammation.

While many people believe that arthritis is a stand-alone disease, it is actually a term used to describe more than 100 different rheumatic diseases.  The general term “arthritis” can be as elusive as saying “rash” or “stomach trouble” when describing other medical conditions.  The key to successful treatment and improvement for pain relating to rheumatic disease is a precise diagnosis allowing for specific treatment to be employed.  Rheumatologists are professionally trained to make those specific diagnoses and provide customized treatment to the patient.

Common Conditions

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Botox for Raynaud’s Phenomenon
  • Discoid Lupus
  • Gouty Arthritis
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Lichen Planus
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Morphea
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Uveitis
     

Physicians who Specialize in this Subspecialty Area

Rheumatologist