At Nashville Arthritis & Rheumatology, we are dedicated to giving patients the absolute best care possible. We proudly provide patients with the effective diagnosis, treatment, and management of chronic rheumatic diseases, musculoskeletal conditions, and autoimmune diseases. Our services include:
We treat a full range of chronic rheumatic diseases, musculoskeletal conditions, and autoimmune diseases. A few conditions we commonly treat include:
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS (RA)
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease and form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in your joints. It is most common in older people, often starting in middle age.
Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease and type of arthritis that occurs in some patients with psoriasis. Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, and swelling, which may flare and subside.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a rare type of inflammatory arthritis that causes pain, stiffness, and reduced flexibility in the spine and large joints. The disease typically results in a hunched-forward posture.
GOUT & PSEUDOGOUT
Gout is a type of arthritis that can cause sudden, acute attacks of pain, swelling, redness, hotness, and tenderness in one or more joints. Often occurring in the big toe, gout happens when extra uric acid in the body forms crystals in the joints.
Lupus is an inflammatory disease caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues (autoimmune disease). Symptoms vary but can include joint pain, fever, skin rashes, and organ damage.
SCLERODERMA (SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS)
Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disease that includes the chronic hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissue. In addition to skin tightening, symptoms include joint pain, exaggerated response to cold (Raynaud’s disease), and heartburn.
Myositis is a group of rare diseases characterized by inflammation in the muscles. Weakness, swelling, and pain are the most common myositis symptoms.
Osteoporosis is a common condition that weakens and thins the bones. The bones can become so brittle that even a fall, bending over, or coughing can cause a fracture. Many people have no symptoms until they experience a bone fracture.