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​​​​​​​​​​Overview of Rheumatology

Rheumatologists on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Health study and treat arthritis and other joint, muscle and bone diseases. People see rheumatologists for a variety of reasons; the most common reasons include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, fibromyalgia and tendonitis.

Rheumatology Conditions Treated

Some of the conditions treated by a rheumatologist include:

  • Arthralgias and myalgias
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Tendonitis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Gout
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scleroderma/CREST syndrome
  • Polymyalgia rheumatic
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Lupus
  • Polymyositis
  • Vasculitis
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Sarcoid

Rheumatology Treatments

Depending on your condition, some common treatment options include:

  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Joint aspirations and injections
  • IV infusion therapy
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