Rheumatology is a subspecialty of internal medicine dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases, or those involving the joints, soft tissues and connective tissues of the body. Our fellowship-trained, board-certified rheumatologists care for patients with autoimmune diseases, such as:
Arthritis, or the redness and inflammation of joints, commonly causes pain, swelling and limited movement. The most commons forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
A condition that causes pain and inflammation as uric acid crystals build up in small joints, such as the big toe.
A form of arthritis in children that causes inflammation and joint stiffness that can affect bone development in a growing child.
A chronic autoimmune disorder, lupus causes periods of inflammation and damage in joints, tendons and organs.
This is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system reacts against its own tissue. There are two types of Sjögren syndrome:
- Primary Sjögren - when Sjögren syndrome appears by itself, without any other disease or illness. About 50% of cases are primary.
- Secondary Sjögren - when Sjögren syndrome occurs along with other autoimmune disorders, such as scleroderma, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.