Rheumatology is a medical subspecialty that focuses on issues dealing with muscles, joints and bones. At SSM Health, our rheumatologists provide diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation care for adults and children with rheumatic and immune system diseases that affect the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue, and bones.
Our rheumatologists are dedicated to using the most effective treatments and rehabilitation for helping people with the more than 100 types of rheumatic diseases. Reducing pain, increasing mobility, and improving the quality of life for our patients are our primary goals.
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Our rheumatologists work closely with SSM Health therapists to help you reduce pain and improve mobility.
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The team at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Childrens' hospital offers expertise for children with autoimmune diseases.
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Conditions We Treat
Arthritis is one of the most common and well known diseases treated by rheumatologists, but these specialists also treat some types of autoimmune diseases. You may be referred to a rheumatologist if you experience persistent or chronic back, neck or muscle pain, or stiff, swollen and painful joints. Other common diseases include:
- Ankylosing spondylitis (Marie-Strumpell disease)
- Autoimmune diseases
- Behcet's syndrome
- Churg-Strauss syndrome
- Connective tissue disease
- Giant cell arteritis
- Henoch-Schonlein purpua
- Hypersensitivity vasculitis
- Juvenile arthritis
- Kawasaki disease
- Lyme disease
- Osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases
- Paget's disease
- Polymyositis and other myopathies
- Rheumatoid arthritis
At SSM Health, we’re proud to be able to offer a wide variety of treatments and procedures depending on your specific needs. Contact us today to learn more or schedule an appointment. Our dedicated team will be with you every step of the way and develop a treatment plan that allows you to live life to the fullest.