Arthritis Treatment Helps Residents of DeKalb, IL, Find the Relief They Need
Arthritis is a collective term that is often used to describe a group of more than 100 distinct but related rheumatic conditions. All of these conditions can potentially cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints and other supportive body structures, including the muscles, ligaments, and bones. Some affect connective tissues, such as cartilage, synovial membranes, and tendons, while others are related to autoimmune disorders that cause the body’s immune system to target its own healthy cells and tissues.
Individuals in the DeKalb, IL, area can receive effective arthritis treatment from the board-certified rheumatologists at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute. Because we see many patients who have discomfort related to disturbances in their joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and blood vessels, our team has extensive experience in addressing all types of arthritis, including very rare and difficult-to-treat conditions.
At our subspecialty orthopaedic practice located near DeKalb, Illinois, some types of arthritis and other rheumatic conditions that we commonly treat include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Lyme disease
Our goal in addressing arthritis is to provide each patient with a thorough analysis and accurate diagnosis, then develop a personalized treatment plan. To do so, the rheumatologists at MOI work closely with their colleagues in orthopaedic surgery, pain management, endocrinology, physical and occupational therapy, and other disciplines. Our unique, multispecialty approach helps us to ensure that we provide our patients with the most effective care possible. This is particularly important in managing a rheumatic condition, because the symptoms are often chronic and can change in severity over time.
While the various rheumatic conditions differ from each other in slight but important ways, they all share one important characteristic: early diagnosis and treatment will often lead to a better outcome in terms of both comfort and mobility. Therefore, if you think you might have arthritis or another rheumatic condition, you are encouraged to contact Midwest Orthopaedic Institute to schedule an appointment with a rheumatologist at our office near DeKalb, IL.