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Rheumatology

Our Rheumatology department treats a wide variety of conditions affecting the joints, bones, blood vessels, and connective tissues. Our staff collaborates closely with the department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine to assist patients treat and manage their symptoms utilizing the most advanced technologies. 

Symptoms 

If you have joint pain that is accompanied by additional symptoms, such as swelling and fatigue, your doctor may have suggested that you consult a rheumatologist. 

Causes 

Some of the causes are 

  • Genetics 
  • Hormonal 
  • Environmental 

Diagnosis 

Conditions we treat include: 

Auto-immune diseases 

  • Rheumatoid arthritis / Rheumatism (arthritis of small joints, usually of the hands and feet) 
  • Spondyloarthropathies, including: 
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis of the spine) 
  • Psoriatic arthritis (arthritis in patients with the skin condition Psoriasis) 
  • Inflammatory muscle diseases (i.e., Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis) 
  • Lupus (a chronic inflammatory disease) 
  • Other connective tissue diseases 
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome (a condition that leads to arthritis and dry mouth and eyes) 
  • Systemic Sclerosis (a disease of the connective tissues) 

Bones and cartilage 

  • Osteoarthritis (wearing down of cartilage) 
  • Osteonecrosis (reduced blood flow to bones) 
  • Osteoporosis (brittle bones, weak bones, and increased risk of broken bones) 

Circulatory system 

  • Behcet’s Disease (inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body) 
  • Raynaud’s Syndrome (a condition resulting in reduced blood flow) 
  • Vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels) including Temporal or Giant Cell Arteritis, Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (formerly Wegener’s Granulomatosis; a disease of the blood vessels affecting the sinuses, lungs, and kidneys), and other vasculitides 

Crystals deposition disease 

  • Gout (a form of arthritis resulting in sudden pain, burning, or swelling of a joint due to uric acid deposits) 
  • Pseudogout (can resemble gout but it is due to calcium deposits) 

Nervous system 

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (tingling and pain in hands) 
  • Meralgia Paresthetica (tingling and burning pain in the thigh) 
  • Other nerve compression syndromes 

Non-articular (Soft Tissue Rheumatism) and Regional Musculoskeletal: 

  • Back pain 
  • Bursitis (inflammation of the bursa, around the bones and soft tissues); tendonitis (inflammation of the tendons) and other conditions resulting in inflammation 
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) 
  • Fibromyalgia (a condition resulting in widespread pain and fatigue, sleep and memory loss, and mood issues) 
  • Neck pain 

Treatment 

Treatment approaches can differ based on the patient's symptoms and type of diagnosis. Our rheumatologists utilize a number of therapies, both medical and non-medical, to address your rheumatic concerns, such as: 

  • Lifestyle changes 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Occupational therapy 
  • Nutritional therapy 
  • Medication 
  • Surgery 

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