Our arthritis and rheumatology services in Frederick, Hagerstown and Urbana specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the illnesses that cause pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joints and muscles. Whether you have an inflammatory condition that needs specialized care or is experiencing discomfort and don’t know why we are here to help you find the answers and the treatments to bring relief from pain and provide a better quality of life.
Our next step is to determine what all this information means. Our rheumatologists and arthritis doctors go through an extensive process of elimination to pinpoint the reason for your condition.
The first step is to determine what is causing your symptoms. Our rheumatologists and arthritis doctors in Frederick, Hagerstown, and Urbana, Maryland carefully review your blood work, x-rays, and other diagnostic tests and spend time listening to you, getting an understanding of what your symptoms are, and when they occur. We look at your overall health; taking into consideration medications, health history, activity level, and lifestyle.
We also utilize diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound. Imaging joints and soft tissue enables us to detect subtle changes in bones, tissues, and tendons that x-rays often cannot detect.
Once we have reached a diagnosis, we explain your condition and discuss the impact various treatments will have on your illness. Early detection and treatment often lead to better outcomes and improved quality of life. Arthritis and other rheumatic disease treatments may include:
Just a few of the conditions our rheumatologists and arthritis doctors treat:
Our rheumatology services take various factors into account when we determine what treatment course to choose for a patient. If you are ready for individualized care, contact us today!