Rheumatology services have returned to McFarland Clinic. Learn about the services offered by our Rheumatology team.
McFarland Clinic Rheumatology
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Rheumatology is a branch of medicine that is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases. According to the American College of Rheumatology, autoimmune conditions occur when the immune system sends inflammation to areas of the body when it is not needed causing damage/symptoms. These diseases can also affect the eyes, skin, nervous system, and internal organs. Rheumatologists treat joint disease similar to orthopedists but do not perform surgeries.
It may be time to see a Rheumatologist if muscle and joint pain is ongoing. If you are experiencing any symptoms of a Rheumatic disease such as stiffness, inflammation, or swelling in your joints, or joint pain, talk to your primary care provider about a referral to our board-certified Rheumatologist. The sooner you are diagnosed and receive treatment, the sooner you will begin to feel better.
Damage to the joints can occur if symptoms are ignored or not treated properly over time. Damage caused by rheumatic symptoms may not be reversible.