A rheumatologist specializes in diseases of the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases and heritable connective tissue disorders. These rheumatic conditions occur when the immune system sends inflammation to areas of the body when it is not needed, causing damage and painful symptoms affecting the joints, muscles, and bones and causing swelling, stiffness and deformity. Rheumatic diseases can also affect the eyes, skin, nervous system, and internal organs.
Patients of any age can experience the pain and swelling associated with a rheumatic condition. The goal of a rheumatologist is to find the underlying cause of rheumatic disease and offer treatment options.
- Lyme disease
- Low back pain
- Osteoarthritis and many other autoimmune diseases
Joint damage can occur if the symptoms of joint pain are ignored or not treated properly over a period of time. This damage cannot always be reversed with treatment and may be permanent. Do not delay appropriate evaluation.
A rheumatologist will perform tests to diagnose muscle, joint, bone or tissue disorders. Based on your results and goals, a personalized care plan will be developed.
If you have an autoimmune disease, rheumatic disease or suffer joint, bone or muscular pain, our rheumatologists can help.
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