Rheumatic diseases cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments
Rheumatic diseases sometimes impact internal organs such as the kidney, lung or heart. Many rheumatic diseases are immune system disorders. The persistent pain and fatigue associated with rheumatic disorders can greatly impact your life.
Rheumatologists at Aurora BayCare provide current diagnosis and treatment of the spectrum of rheumatic disorders.
Your Rheumatology Health Care Team
Rheumatic disorders are sometimes difficult to diagnose because symptoms manifest in a variety of ways. And rheumatic disease may affect many aspects of your life, physically, psychologically, and socially. Aurora BayCare rheumatologists collaborate with other health care specialists as necessary to provide you with comprehensive diagnosis and holistic treatment. Our goal is to help you effectively manage rheumatic disease and your symptoms, to improve your function and life quality.
You are part of our team. We’ll help you identify possible treatment options and create a plan that helps you achieve your goals. Together, we monitor your treatment results so we can evaluate progress and revise the treatment plan if necessary.
You set the goals for treatment—we help you to achieve them.
Rheumatology Treatment For All Ages
Rheumatic disorders include more than 100 types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two common types of arthritis that most of us have heard of.
In reality, rheumatic disorders impact people of all ages. Of the more than 46 million Americans diagnosed with a rheumatic disorder, an estimated 300,000 are children. Rheumatology is a sub-specialty of both internal medicine and pediatrics.
Aurora BayCare rheumatology services include:
- Consultation, mainly outpatient
- Education on rheumatologic diseases and treatments
- Ongoing care for chronic rheumatic conditions
Rheumatic Conditions We Treat
The following is a sample of the rheumatic conditions we treat at Aurora BayCare:
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Bursitis / tendonitis
- Idiopathic arthritis
- Inflammatory muscle diseases
- Mixed connective tissue disease
- Pseudo gout / calcium reposition joint disease
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Reactive arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sjogren’s syndrome
- Systemic scleroderma
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Undifferentiated connective tissue disease
- Vasculitis syndromes