Warren Clinic rheumatologists are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones.
There are more than 100 types of rheumatologic diseases, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Certain autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, antiphospholipid syndrome and scleroderma
- Musculoskeletal pain disorders
- Back pain
Sometimes, pain in the joints, muscles or bones is severe or persists for more than a few days. At that point, you should see a physician.
Many types of rheumatic diseases are not easily identified in the early stages. Rheumatologists are specially trained to do the detective work necessary to discover the cause of swelling and pain. It's important to determine a correct diagnosis early so that appropriate treatment can begin early. Some musculoskeletal disorders respond best to treatment in the early stages of the disease.
These diseases often change or evolve over time. Rheumatologists work closely with patients to identify the problem and design an individualized treatment program.
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