​​​​​​​​​Overview of Rheumatology

Rheumatologists on the medical staff at Carrollton Regional Medical Center study and treat arthritis and other joint, muscle and bone diseases. People see rheumatologists for a variety of reasons; the most common reasons include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, fibromyalgia and tendonitis.

Rheumatology Conditions Treated

Some of the conditions treated by a rheumatologist include:

Arthralgias and myalgias

Osteoarthritis

Connective tissue disorders

Tendonitis

Psoriatic arthritis

Gout

Fibromyalgia

Scleroderma/CREST syndrome

Polymyalgia rheumatic

Tendonitis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis)

Lupus

Polymyositis

Vasculitis

Sjogren's syndrome

Sarcoid

Rheumatology Treatments

Depending on your condition, some common treatment options include:

Medication

Physical therapy

Joint aspirations and injections

IV infusion therapy