Rheumatology


Rheumatology is the field of medicine evaluating musculoskeletal disorders and systemic autoimmune conditions.  Autoimmune conditions occur when the immune system causes inflammation to parts of the body when it is not warranted, which may lead to pain, weakness, swelling and stiffness.  This conditions can affect not only the muscles and joints but also can affect the eyes, skin, nervous system and internal organs.

A Rheumatologist is an internal medicine trained physician who further specialized to diagnose and manage conditions related to musculoskeletal and systemic autoimmune conditions.

Conditions Treated

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Spondyloarthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Vasculitis
  • Inflammatory myositis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Polymyositis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Epicondylitis – medial/lateral
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff disorders
  • IgG4-Related Disease
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Crohn’s Disease/Ulcerative Colitis related arthritis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease related arthritis
  • Infection related inflammatory arthritis
  • Reiter’s Syndrome
  • Scleroderma
  • Raynaud’s Phenomenon
  • Crystal induced arthritis – gout/pseudo-gout/CPPD
  • Periodic Fever Syndromes
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Behcet’s Disease
  • Lyme Disease
  • Paget’s Disease of the Bone
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Takayasu’s Arteritis
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

 

If a musculoskeletal condition that you may have been diagnosed with is not on the list above, please feel free to contact us with any questions.