Conditions We Treat

Rheumatoid arthritis
A form of autoimmune arthritis whereby a person’s own white blood cells attack healthy tissues causing  inflammation of joints, ( and possibly of organs), stiffness, swelling, cartilaginous hypertrophy and pain.

Osteoarthritis
The most common type of arthritis also called degenerative joint disease, is associated with a breakdown of joint cartilage that commonly occurs in the hands, feet, hips, knees, and spine.

Osteoporosis
A bone disease process that results in reduction in the mass of bone per unit of volume which can lead to bones that break during normal daily activities.

Osteopenia
A condition of diminished bone tissue to a lesser extent than that of osteoporosis. 

Psoriatic arthritis
A specific type of arthritis that occurs in some patients who have psoriasis, and causes inflammation in and around the joints, usually the wrists, knees, ankles, lower back and neck.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder associated with widespread muscle and soft tissue pain, tenderness, and fatigue.

Gout
A form of inflammatory arthritis causing sudden, severe pain, tenderness, stiffness, redness, warmth and swelling from needle-like uric acid crystals deposited in joints and surrounding soft tissue.

Systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE
A chronic inflammatory disease of the connective tissue that can cause inflammation, pain, and tissue damage throughout the body (skin, joints, kidneys, nervous system, and mucus membranes).

Ankylosing spondylitis involves
Chronic, progressive inflammation of the sacroiliac joints and spine characterized by back pain and stiffness, with limited range of motion and progressive bony fusion.

Carpal tunnel syndrome
A condition that causes pain, numbness, tingling and weakness of fingers and thumb, often related to repetitive movement.

Polymyalgia rheumatica
A rheumatic disorder associated with moderate to severe
musculoskeletal pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulder, and hip area.

Polymyositis
A rare, autoimmune  inflammatory muscle disease characterized by weakness of upper arms, legs, neck and pharynx with joint pain and sometimes rashes.

Bursitis
Inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs, (called bursae), that exist where bones, tendons and ligaments move against each other.

Tendinitis
Inflammation of the tendon, the band of fibrous tissue that connects muscles to bones.

Undifferentiated connective tissue disease
General diagnosis used to describe patients whose clinical features do not fit neatly into a specific diagnostic category.

Paget’s disease
A skeletal disease with chronic inflammation of the bones, resulting in thickening and softening of the bones, changing the bones’ strength and shape.

Raynaud’s phenomenon
A condition in which intermittent attacks of poor blood flow result in pain and skin color changes in affected parts of the body.

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome
Involves burning pain, swelling, tenderness, temperature and skin color changes usually involving an  extremity, possibly related to an injury of that extremity.

Reiter’s syndrome
A form of arthritis consisting of inflammation of the joints, urinary tract, eyes and ulcerations of the skin and mouth. 

Scleroderma
Literally “hard skin”, is a chronic disease that causes hardening of the skin and certain organs including the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, heart and kidneys.

Sjogren’s syndrome

An inflammatory, autoimmune disease that causes dryness, especially of the eyes, mouth and nose.

 

 

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