What is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is a branch of medicine that deals with a broad range of conditions including:

  • Inflammatory (rheumatic) disorders that affect muscles, joints, and bones.
  • Connective Tissue Diseases that affect supporting structures like your ligaments and tendons, and may involve the skin and other organs.
  • Autoimmune diseases that happen when your immune system attacks healthy tissue.

Some examples of the conditions that our Rheumatologists treat are:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Giant Cell Arteritis (Temporal Arteritis)
  • Gout
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus SLE)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteopenia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud’s Phenomenon
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Vasculitis