We provide a wide array of general rheumatology services including diagnosing and treating joint pain,
musculoskeletal conditions, auto-immune connective tissue disorders and metabolic bone diseases. We specialize in joint
and tendon injections, and diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel
syndrome, rotator cuff disease and tendinitis.
We specialize in:
-Lupus and Connective Tissue
Our procedures include:
- Joint and soft tissue injections
- Ultrasound guided injections
- Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory condition affecting the joints. RA
usually starts with pain and swelling of the small joints of the hands and morning stiffness lasting more than half an
hour. It is more common in women. Early diagnosis is very important to prevent long-lasting damage to the joints. Along
with the clinical presentation, a blood test and an x-ray and/or an ultrasound of the joint can help us make the diagnosis.
Over the last 15 years major advances were made in the treatment of RA. Today we have effective medications that can significantly
reduce inflammation and pain, improve function, and prevent joint damage.
Joint pain can
be due to different conditions. Common conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis can be treated with physical
therapy, joint/tendon injections and medications to control pain. More serious conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and
lupus cause inflammation of the joints and can cause damage to other organs.