Rheumatology Conditions Treated

Loma Linda University’s Rheumatology physicians specialize in evaluating, diagnosing and managing a wide array of musculoskeletal conditions and connective tissue diseases with multi-systemic issues. We work closely with other subspecialists when needed, and it is gratifying that within Loma Linda University Health these subspecialists and their services are available which makes care of more convenient for our patients.

It is almost impossible to list all the conditions we evaluate and manage, but the most common ones are listed below. We also evaluate non-disease musculoskeletal complaints (“joint pain and swelling”, muscle pain”). Select a condition below and learn more from the LLUH Health Library.

Degenerative Joint Diseases

Avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis)
Osteoarthritis (primary and secondary)

Inflammatory Joint Diseases

Ankylosing spondylitis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Cryoglobulinemia (Raynaud's Phenomenon)
Enteropathic arthritis (spondylitis)

Familial mediterranean fever and other periodic fever syndromes
Gout, pseudogout and other crystal related disorders
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
Leukocytoclastic vasculitis
Myositis/myopathies

Psoriatic arthritis (arthropathy)
Reactive arthritis (Reiter's Syndrome)
Rheumatoid arthritis
Still’s disease

Infection-related Musculoskeletal Conditions

Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
HIV
Septic arthritis (infectious arthritis)

Osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases

Systemic Conditions and Connective Tissue Diseases

Systemic lupus erythematosus
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
Endocrinopathy related musculoskeletal diseases
Enthesitis
Episcleritis
Fibromyalgia
Mixed connective tissue disease
Myofascial pain syndrome
Raynaud’s disease (Raynaud’s Phenomenon)
Sarcoidosis
Scleritis
Scleroderma (systemic sclerosis)
Sjögren's Syndrome
Tendonitis
Uveitis
Vasculitis

Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes

Fibromyalgia
Myofascial Pain Syndrome