Arthritis Care & Rheumatology
Partner with doctors at Adventist HealthCare who specialize in caring for the unique health needs of arthritis care and rheumatology patients. Benefit from expert care close to you in Maryland.
What’s a Rheumatologist?
A rheumatologist is a doctor with advanced training to diagnose, treat, and manage diseases that affect your joints, muscles, or bones, including autoimmune conditions and rheumatic diseases.
Find high-quality care for:
Rely on the immune system experts at Adventist HealthCare to treat conditions including:
- Arthritis – Painful swelling of the joints that may make it hard to move
- Chronic Back Pain
- Gout – Sudden burning pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint, usually a big toe
- Lupus – Long term autoimmune disease that attacks the body’s healthy tissues
- Tendinitis – Inflammation of a tendon, the tissue that attaches a muscle to a bone
Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint or multiple joints. Symptoms of arthritis may include pain, swelling, redness, warmth, and trouble moving. We treat a variety of arthritis-related conditions, including:
- Osteoarthritis – Wear and tear on the cartilage of your joints, usually affecting the spine, hip, hand, knee and foot
- Psoriatic arthritis – Joint pain that occurs in people who have the skin problem called psoriasis
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – Autoimmune disease that causes joints to become swollen, stiff, and inflamed over time
Arthritis & Rheumatology Treatments
Expect your rheumatologist to work closely with other members of your joint care team, including your primary care physician and other specialists. Depending on your condition and symptoms, your doctors may recommend:
- Hot and Cold Therapy – Alternating between heat and cold on the affected joints
- Occupational Therapy – Assistance and training in performing daily activities
- Physical Therapy – Treatment aimed to ease pain in joints
- Weight Management – Maintaining a healthy weight
- Assistive Devices – Devices as splints, canes, or walkers to ease pain and take stress off joints
Lifestyle choices, such as eating a balanced diet, getting regular exercise and resting when you’re tired may also help ease symptoms.