Rheumatology is a field of medicine that diagnoses and treats conditions related to the joints and surrounding tissues, such as arthritis. A rheumatologist is a highly trained medical professional that has undergone extensive study. The most common conditions treated by this type of doctor are arthritis and auto-immune diseases. Rheumatologists also treat soft tissue conditions such as tendonitis and bursitis.
There are many conditions that come under the heading of rheumatology, but the most common ones are forms of arthritis like lupus, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia. Injuries, such as tendonitis and back problems, can also be treated with rheumatology.
In addition to affecting the muscles, bones, and joints, many diseases that are rheumatic are auto-immune.
Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma are all examples of arthritic conditions that cause immune problems and therefore affect many aspects of the body.
At South Bend Clinic, we make things convenient for our patients. Our doctors have long-term or lifelong relationships with their patients. Because they are familiar with a patient’s history, less time is required to gather information and prescribe care.
We have the largest physician-owned, multi-specialty group in Indiana. Doctors come to South Bend Clinic because of the support we offer. We handle the administrative duties and free them to just ‘be doctors.’ Because of this, we draw the best doctors in the area.