If you have chronic pain, stiffness and swelling, you may have arthritis or another rheumatic disease.
These diseases typically affect your joints, tendons, ligaments, bones and muscles. Many rheumatic diseases are unlikely to go away, but our rheumatology experts can help you relieve your pain and stay active.
Personalized Care for Arthritis & Other Rheumatic Conditions
Our experienced rheumatologists specialize in diagnosing and treating arthritis and other rheumatic and autoimmune diseases. They’ll work with you on a personalized treatment plan for your specific condition that may include:
- Moderate exercise
- Dietary changes
- Weight reduction
- Water therapy
- Heat or cold therapy
- Medication (such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
- Cortisone shots (to relieve inflammation and pain)
- Injections of hyaluronate (a natural element of joint fluid)
At Cape Cod Healthcare, you also have access to skilled orthopedic care for damaged joints, including joint replacement and pain management treatments should you need them.