Rheumatology

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Putting persistent joint pain in your past

While everyday aches and pains are common, symptoms that stick around could be a sign of something deeper. We can help solve the mystery behind your pain and develop a treatment plan just for you.

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Giving your rheumatology condition the swift attention it deserves

A lot of inflammatory conditions fall under rheumatology. Most of these chronic pain conditions affect the musculoskeletal system—the joints, ligaments, bones and tendons. They can also be autoimmune in nature, where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own healthy cells.

Here are some rheumatology conditions you may recognize:

  • Autoimmune disease (there are many types).
  • Lupus.
  • Musculoskeletal pain.
  • Musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Myositis.
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.

The rheumatology teams at Corewell Health also treat various autoimmune disorders such as:

  • Erythematosus.
  • Gout / pseudogout and more.
  • Polymyositis.
  • Scleroderma.
  • Systemic lupus.
  • Various forms of vasculitis.

A rheumatologist can help

Our certified rheumatology specialists have the training and expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat all types of musculoskeletal and autoimmune disease. Once we know what’s going on, we can customize treatment to your needs, whether it's bringing down inflammation in your body, reducing symptoms or stopping an immune system attack.

Our doctors can:

  • Find the most effective combinations of medicine for you.
  • Monitor medication side effects and help you weigh pros and cons.
  • Help coordinate every aspect of your care.
  • Adjust treatment when your symptoms change.
  • Bring in our expert surgeons if you're considering joint replacement.

When is surgery the answer?

As new medicines continue to emerge, treatment options keep expanding. For some people, surgery remains an option. Your doctor will work with you to determine the best approach, which may include:

  • Biologics (a strong type of medicine also known as immunosuppressant therapy).
  • Corticosteroid joint injection.
  • Prescription pain medicine.
  • Consultation with our center for joint replacement.

Along with treatment, lifestyle changes can make a difference, too. Together, we can determine the problem and identify a path forward.

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