Rheumatology

Whether it's a form of arthritis or some other painful inflammation, rheumatologists are prepared to help you move your "Life Forward" in the most literal sense of the phrase—by battling the joint, bone and muscle disease holding you back.

Conditions

Common conditions treated by our rheumatology team include:

  • Inflammatory (rheumatoid) arthritis
  • Arthritis associated with psoriasis
  • Osteo- and degenerative arthritis
  • Arthritis of infections (like Lyme disease)
  • Gout
  • Tendinitis and bursitis
  • Autoimmune disorders (such as lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis and Raynaud's disease)
  • Disorders of the neck and back
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (an inflammatory disease that can cause chronic back pain)

Treatment

Treatment for rheumatology conditions will vary for each individual patient, but may include:

  • Joint injections
  • Synovial fluid analysis
  • Orthopedic devices like heel pads, knee braces or ankle supports
  • Remicade® infusion treatments for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Enbrel® and Humira® home injection preparation

Find a rheumatologist below or contact our Park Avenue location to make an appointment.

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