Painful swollen joints could be a symptom of rheumatic disease. There are more than 100 rheumatic conditions, including all forms of arthritis, certain autoimmune diseases (for instance, systemic lupus), musculoskeletal pain disorders, and osteoporosis.
These diseases can affect virtually any part of the body, and are almost always accompanied by pain and symptoms that affect a person’s ability to perform daily activities.
Duke Regional Hospital rheumatologists diagnose both acute and chronic conditions, and work with each patient to develop an individualized treatment program. There are exciting medications available for arthritis and our rheumatologists have an active clinical trials program for treatment not yet generally available.
For more information or to make an appointment with a rheumatologist at Duke Regional Hospital, call 919-403-4DRH (919-403-4374).
Physicians offering this service include: