Rheumatology treats patients for a wide variety of musculoskeletal and systemic autoimmune diseases. These types of conditions often cause pain, swelling and deformity in affected bones, joints and muscles. Autoimmune conditions may also affect the eyes, skin, nervous system and internal organs. Early diagnosis and treatment is important in restoring a patient’s quality of life and can help prevent any long-term complications due to undiagnosed diseases.
Conditions we treat:
Our rheumatologists specialize in treating a variety of conditions. Click on the condition below to learn more, or call 903-877-7911 for a full list of treatment options:
What is rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where your body’s immune system attacks its own tissue, causing a chronic inflammatory disorder within your joints. Over a long period of time, rheumatoid arthritis can cause erosion of the bone and deformity.
How can rheumatoid arthritis be treated?
While there is no cure, symptoms and discomfort cause by rheumatoid arthritis can be eased through physical therapy and medication.
What is lupus?
Lupus is an inflammatory disease that occurs when the immune system attacks its own tissue. Lupus can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
How can lupus be treated?
While there is no cure, treatment of lupus focuses on controlling symptoms and minimizing flare-ups through lifestyle modifications and medication.
What is Sjörgren’s syndrome?
Sjörgren’s syndrome occurs when your immune system attacks the cells that produce tears and saliva, often causing dry eyes and mouth.
How can Sjörgren’s syndrome be treated?
Most of the treatment efforts for Sjörgren’s syndrome are aimed at relieving the symptoms of dry eyes and mouth, as well as minimizing any long-term complications.
What is systemic sclerosis?
Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease which causes an overproduction of collagen and other proteins in various tissues. This can cause tightening of the skin, rashes, swollen blood vessels, joint pain or ulcers.
How can systemic sclerosis be treated?
While there is no cure for systemic sclerosis, the symptoms can be relieved through medication and physical therapy.
What is myopathy?
Myopathy is a general medical term used to describe a number of conditions that affect the muscles. This can often cause inflammation, weakness and pain in the muscles.
How can myopathy be treated?
Myopathy cannot be cured, but many symptoms can be treated through medication, physical therapy and lifestyle changes.