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Rheumatology

Stiffness and pain in the joints, muscles and bones can make everyday activities much harder. Most people have aches and pains once in a while, but when that pain sticks around or starts limiting your daily activities, it may be time to see a rheumatologist. These specialists are trained to diagnose and treat diseases in the musculoskeletal or immune systems that cause pain and inflammation.

Whether you’re facing an autoimmune disorder, arthritis or fibromyalgia, our rheumatic specialists can help to restore mobility and function, improving your overall quality of life.

Specialty Care for Lupus

People with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect many parts of the body, often need specialized treatment to minimize their symptoms, reduce inflammation and pain and prevent organ damage. Because lupus is a complex condition that involves many bodily systems, our rheumatologists work closely with nephrologists (kidney specialists) in a specialized weekly Lupus Clinic and monthly Nephritis Clinic.

Patients at our Lupus Clinic have access to experts in lupus and the full range of specialists needed to manage this challenging disease. We focus treatments on minimizing symptoms, reducing inflammation and pain and preventing the development of critical organ damage. The Temple Lupus Clinic also offers lupus patients access to cutting-edge multinational clinical trials. Turning to a close-knit team with a deep understanding of lupus means you’ll get specialized treatment that’s right for you.

Systematic Lupus Erythematosus Self-Help Course - April 2019

The Lupus Foundation of America (Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter) is hosting a FREE five-week program in April 2019 at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, designed to teach people with lupus how to take a more active part in their health care and live better with this chronic disease. Learn more and register now.

Conditions Treated

Temple doctors are skilled at diagnosing and treating a wide array of rheumatology conditions:

  • Autoimmune disease

  • Arteritis

  • Arthritis

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Cubital tunnel syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Gout

  • Lichen planus

  • Osteoporosis

  • Paget’s disease of the bone

  • Polymyositis

  • Scleroderma

Treatment Options

As complex disorders, rheumatic conditions require specialized treatment. To help you maintain your function and well-being, our team offers a variety of medications and therapies up to and including surgery. In some cases, biological and other intravenous therapies are recommended. We operate a convenient on-site Infusion Center to administer these medicines as safely as possible.

Find a doctor near you, schedule an appointment, or call 800-TEMPLE-MED (800-836-7536).