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Rheumatology

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and rheumatic disorders. Rheumatic diseases, such as arthritis, are a group of more than 100 disorders that cause swelling and pain in the joints. These diseases can also cause inflammation in the connective tissues of other parts of the body and can affect adults and children of all ages.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nearly 1.3 million people have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This rheumatic disease destroys the synovial tissue — the lining of joints — causing swelling, pain, and stiffness throughout the body. Unlike other rheumatic diseases, RA symptoms tend to occur symmetrically — meaning that if your right hand is affected, your left hand will be also. Women are two to three times more likely than men to have RA.

Fibromyalgia

Millions of adults struggle with the chronic fatigue and pain of this rheumatic disease, which attacks the muscles and tendons that support your joints, causing stiffness and pain as well as sleep disturbances. Fibromyalgia is nine times more likely to occur in a woman than a man.

Gout

About 2.1 million adults have this rheumatic disease, which is characterized by uric acid crystals in the joints — most often the big toe — that cause episodes of pain and swelling. Gout is more often a problem for men than women.

Lupus

Technically called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), this rheumatic disease is an autoimmune disease. About 150,000 people are living with lupus, which attacks the body’s own healthy cells and tissues, causing damage to joints and organs throughout the body. Ninety percent of people with lupus are female.

Infectious Arthritis

Some forms of arthritis are caused by viral or bacterial infections. For example, Lyme disease, which results from the bite of a tick carrying specific bacteria, may cause inflammation, pain, and stiffness of joints. Other types include parvovirus arthritis and gonococcal arthritis. Identifying these infections early means antibiotics can be used to prevent joint damage.

Osteoarthritis

This is the most common type of arthritis. It affects 27 million adults in the United States. This rheumatic disease destroys cartilage and bone, causing disability and pain.

Are you suffering from one of these diseases?

Common Rheumatic Diseases

Rheumatic diseases are a group of more than 100 disorders causing arthritis in the joints and similar pain and stiffness in the muscles and bones. These diseases may also cause inflammation in the connective tissues of other parts of the body.

Rheumatology National Statistics

Overall Prevalence of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases In a November 2013 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced data estimating that 52.5 million U.S. adults suffer from arthritis – equating about 23 percent.

— American College of Rheumatology

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State of the art care, with the patient in mind. Our goal is to diagnose and to care for people with arthritis, osteoporosis, autoimmune and musculoskeletal disease.

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Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month

September 2016 marks the first annual Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month (RDAM). RDAM was created by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and its public awareness campaign, Simple Tasks, to raise awareness about rheumatic diseases like arthritis, lupus, gout, and the 100+ lesser known rheumatic diseases that fall under the umbrella term of arthritis.

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FAQ

What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the study of rheumatism, arthritis, and other disorders of the joints, muscles, and ligaments.

What are rheumatic diseases?

Rheumatic diseases are autoimmune and inflammatory diseases that cause the immune system to attack a person’s joints, muscles, bones and organs.

What are the symptoms of rheumatic disease? When should I see a rheumatologist?

While rheumatic disease affects each body in different ways, all can impact your health and sense of well-being. Some common symptoms of rheumatic disease include: Swelling in one or more joints, stiffness around your joints that lasts for at least 1 hour, starting in the early morning, joint pain or tenderness, and inflammation.

What do rheumatologists do?

Rheumatologists are doctors specially trained to diagnose, manage and treat arthritis and rheumatic diseases. Rheumatologists have a deep understanding of the physical, mental, economic and societal impacts of rheumatic diseases and are skilled at recognizing and treating the wide array of rheumatic disease symptoms that can affect almost any organ in the body.

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