Rheumatologists at UCF Health diagnose, treat and manage patients with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases affecting the joints, muscles, bones and internal organs.
Our physicians see a number of inflammatory arthritis conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic and often painful disorder that typically affects the small joints in hands and feet, and can cause bone and joint deformity. They also treat psoriatic arthritis, a form of arthritis that affects some people who have the skin condition psoriasis.
Diseases of the connective tissues also are treated in the rheumatology clinic. Some of the more common diagnosis includes lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the body’s immune systems attacks its own tissues and organs; and Sjoern’s syndrome, a disorder of the immune system characterized by dry eyes and mouth, and often accompanied by joint pain and swelling. Physicians also treat a number of patients with myositis, which includes a number of inflammatory conditions of the muscles.
For patients’ convenience, intra-articular injections to treat inflammatory joint conditions are provided in the clinic.