Onslow Memorial’s board-certified rheumatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other disease of the joints, muscles and bones. There are more than 100 types of rheumatic diseases, including:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Back pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendonitis

When pain in the joints, muscles or bones is severe or continues for more than a few days, you should talk to a physician.

Many rheumatic diseases are complex and not easy to identify in the early stages. Rheumatologists are specially trained to do the detective work necessary to identify the problem, and then work closely with patients to develop an individualized treatment plan.

It’s important to determine a correct diagnosis early, as some musculoskeletal disorders respond best to treatment in the early stages of the disease.