Rheumatology & Arthritis

Rheumatologists diagnose and treat conditions and diseases of the joints, muscles, bones, and tendons. These includes osteoarthritis and problems in the connective tissues such as bursitis and tendinitis. They also diagnose and treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease.

In addition to RA, rheumatologists treat many other autoimmune conditions including lupus, fibromyalgia, gout, and chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as systemic exertion intolerance disease. Rheumatic diseases can affect any part of the body with puzzling symptoms associated with swelling, redness, and pain. These conditions can have a profound effect on a person’s ability to perform daily activities. While most are not curable, lifestyle modifications and new treatments are available to hold these conditions in check.


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