SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Department of Medicine

Rheumatology

For Patients

To see one of our physicians, have your primary care provider call and make a referral.

List of Rheumatic Diseases

Disease Description Additional Information (pdf)
Fibromyalgia A common condition associated with muscular pain and fatigue. Fibromyalgia brochure
Gout A form of arthritis that causes sudden, severe episodes of pain, tenderness, redness, warmth and swelling of joints. Gout brochure
Lupus Refers to several forms of a disease of the immune system that affects joints, skin, kidneys and other parts of the body. Lupus brochure
Osteoarthritis Also known as OA - the oldest and most common form of arthritis; in osteoarthritis, changes occur in both the cartilage and bone of joints that lead to joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Osteoarthritis brochure
Myositis (my-oh-SIGHT-iss) is a disease that causes inflammation of the muscles (myo means muscle and itis means inflammation). Myositis brochure
Psoriatic Arthritis (sore-ee-AAH-tick) arthritis is a condition that causes pain and swelling in joints and scaly patches on the skin. Psoriatic Arthritis brochure
Rheumatoid Arthritis Also known as RA - a common form of arthritis (arth means joint, itis means inflammation). Rheumatoid Arthritis brochure
Scleroderma (skler-o-DER-muh) is a condition that causes the skin to get tight and thicken. Scleroderma brochure

Arthritis Foundation Patient Education

American College of Rheumatology Drug Information Handouts

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound or (MSK) has proven beneficial for diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of patients. It is noninvasive and helps to follow a patients response to therapy. Physicians can use MSK for aspirating fluid, injections of medication, decompression of cysts, drainage and biopsies with more guidance and accuracy.

Look for the addition of an ultrasound clinic at our Springmill Surgery Center and our MDC clinic later this summer.

For more information, please call (317) 274-7177 or (317) 274-7724.

FibroFit Study

Click here to view the FibroFit Study pdf.