Rheumatology is a subspecialty of internal medicine for the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. There are upwards of 100 different types of rheumatic diseases. Because of the complex nature of these types of diseases, having a skilled and practiced rheumatologist can help ensure you receive the best treatment for your specific condition.
At EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region we routinely address a variety of rheumatic diseases and disorders. Our rheumatologists utilize state-of-the-art equipment and implement the latest treatment approaches. We also offer ongoing clinical trials, many of which have helped facilitate the availability of arthritis and anti-inflammatory medications on the market today.
Our commitment to personalized and comprehensive care encourages the best possible outcomes when it comes to arthritis and rheumatic disease treatment.
Sophisticated, Innovative EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region Rheumatology Care
Our Triangle Region Rheumatology Team includes board-certified rheumatologists with access to resources such as:
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Infusion facilities for intravenous medications
- State-of-the-art imaging (such as x-ray, CT, MRI, and bone density testing)
We utilize precision diagnostics to help facilitate patient-centered care, specifically tailored to your rheumatic condition.
Common Types and Symptoms of Rheumatic Conditions
Above, we mentioned that there are literally hundreds of different rheumatic diseases. Many people are curious about the symptoms and side effects of these conditions. Most often, rheumatic diseases affect the joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. In addition to the soft tissues, some rheumatic diseases can also affect the body’s internal organs. Common symptoms can include:
- Limited or loss of function of one or more of the body’s support structures
Common types of rheumatic conditions include:
- Spondyloarthropathies (a grouping of spine-related rheumatic diseases)
In addition to a physical examination and diagnostic tests, your rheumatologist will go over your medical history to help identify and diagnose your condition. If it is determined that you have arthritis or a rheumatoid condition, the next step will be deciphering an individualized treatment plan.