Rheumatology at St. Joseph Hospital
Rheumatology includes the detection and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and systemic autoimmune conditions. Rheumatic diseases typically cause pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints, muscles and bones.
Autoimmune conditions occur when the immune system sends inflammation to areas of the body when it is not needed causing damage or symptoms. These diseases can also affect the eyes, skin, nervous system and internal organs. Rheumatologists treat joint disease similar to orthopedists, but do not perform surgeries.
Common Rheumatic Conditions
St. Joseph’s highly trained team of orthopedists understand the impact orthopedic issues can have on mobility and quality of life. We are here to meet all of your orthopedic needs, whether you are 5 years old or 75 years old. We treat many conditions, including the following:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Chronic back pain