Rheumatology

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Rheumatology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases including various types of arthritis including gout and metabolic bone disease such as osteoporosis, connective tissue diseases, and autoimmune diseases. Rheumatologists diagnose and treat rheumatic diseases with non-surgical treatment options. This specialty offers a focused approach to developing a treatment plan that is aimed at slowing the progression of disease, preserving joint function, and improving quality of life. Your treatment plan will likely include medications, intra-articular and trigger point injections, regular exercise, a healthy diet, stress management, and rest.

There are more than 100 rheumatic diseases, including degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis, inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune diseases such as lupus. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis. It’s triggered by a faulty immune system and affects the wrist and small joints of the hand, including the knuckles and the middle joints of the fingers. Treatments have improved greatly and help many of those affected. For most people with RA, early treatment can control joint pain and swelling, and lessen joint damage. Rheumatologists are experts in RA and can design a customized treatment plan that is best suited for you.

 

Locations

Rheumatology – IRMC Health and Wellness Center
3450 11th Court, Suite 302, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 794-1444

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