At FPMC, our rheumatologists specialize and treat arthritis, other complex musculoskeletal conditions and autoimmune diseases. There are more than 200 distinct rheumatic conditions that can affect the joints, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues throughout the body. Some autoimmune diseases can also affect the eyes, skin, nervous system, and organs.

Because rheumatic conditions often produce symptoms that come and go or mimic the signs of other conditions, they can be challenging to identify. A rheumatologist has the specialized expertise necessary to accurately diagnose and effectively treat autoimmune diseases of all types.

In addition to general musculoskeletal pain, some of the more common conditions treated by rheumatologists include:

Common Conditions

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Gout
  • Scleroderma
  • Myositis
  • Inflammatory myopathy
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Vasculitis, temporal arteritis
  • Pseudogout
  • Paget’s disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome