About Rheumatic Diseases
Rheumatic diseases can affect the joints, muscles and bones, causing pain, swelling, stiffness and deformity. 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 diseases treated by rheumatologists include osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis and lupus.
Advanced Treatments to Improve Life
ThedaCare rheumatologists treat 200+ types of rheumatic diseases. When appropriate, we include the use of major advancements in disease modifying agents by using biologics, which can control severe diseases more effectively.
Among the many forms of arthritis and autoimmune diseases requiring clinical attention, here are a few of the most common:
- Lyme Disease
- Polymalgia Rheumatica
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Raynaud’s Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sjogren’s Syndrome
With effective treatment and self-care, rheumatic conditions can be controlled in a way that limits further damage and makes daily life more manageable. At ThedaCare, we specialize in:
- Joint Aspiration
- Joint Injection
Access to Care
If you’re experiencing joint pain, stiffness or swelling, please schedule an appointment with your primary care provider. He or she can assess and determine if a referral to a Rheumatologist is appropriate.