Advanced Rheumatology in Santa Monica, CA
What is a Rheumatologist, and why see one?
Rheumatologists diagnose and treat disease of the bones and joints that may cause pain. Some conditions are degenerative, such as osteoarthritis; others conditions are autoimmune (your immune system attacking you) and inflammatory, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus. Rheumatologic diseases frequently require a team approach. Examples of a team approach would be occupational therapists, physical therapists, and physicians specialized in other areas of the body. Rheumatologists are frequently consulted by physicians and patients to solve medical abnormalities. Rheumatologic disease may occur in any organ system.