Our Rheumatology program specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles, and bones. At CCCHC Los Angeles our rheumatologists are specially trained to work closely with patients to identify the problem and design an individualized treatment plan. We understand that rapid diagnosis and early treatment play an important role in reducing long-term problems, disability, and loss of employment. Our goal is to be able to see patients with suspected inflammatory arthritis within two weeks of contact.
Our comprehensive array of primary care services include:
- monthly Injections for the treatment of osteoporosis
- Injections of vitamin D
- Joint injections
- Soft tissue injections
- Steroid Injections
- Physical Therapy
- Healthy Eating
- Osteoporosis Tests
- Rheumatoid Arthritis tests
Who Is Eligible?
If you require help and treatment for a rheumatological condition, then we are here to treat and manage your condition.
No documentation required!
What is Rheumatology?
Rheumatic diseases consist of over 100 conditions, including all forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis as well as some autoimmune diseases like osteoporosis and systemic lupus. Any part of the body may end up affected by rheumatic diseases including the skin, bone, joint structures, and muscles. Normally these diseases are known for inflammation, swelling, and redness while also being accompanied by pain as well as a negative effect on ones’ ability to perform daily activities. Although rheumatic disease can take many forms, the majority come from the body’s immune system attacking its own cells when it mistakes them for harmful and foreign agents. Rheumatologists at CCCHC are prepared to treat and help you manage rheumatic diseases including but not limited to:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Team members at CCCHC will collaborate together in order to diagnose, treat, and monitor chronic conditions while working with the patient to develop a treatment program that fits their individual needs. Information on lifestyle modifications is also available in order to help you manage your condition more easily.
How Pain Can Occur
Whether it’s picking up a pen or nodding our head along to a song, our joints and muscles work together in tandem and give us our ability to move. This machine of moving parts can also begin to become inflamed and go through pain as different parts of the joint are affected:
- Cartilage: the smooth shock-absorbing layer that is atop each bone that keeps it moving smoothly against other bones in the joint
- Ligaments: the strong fibers that keep your bones attached to one another and keep your joints stable, supported, and properly aligned
- Tendons: Keep the muscles attached to bones above or below the joint.
- Synovial membrane: lubricates the joint
- Bursae: fluid-filled sacs between the muscles, tendons, and bones that ease friction while moving. Each bursa is lined with a synovial membrane that releases the lubricating fluid.
While many diseases can be cured, rheumatic diseases are chronic and require a patient to undergo ongoing treatment and changes in their life in order to adapt and maximize the ability to function with the condition.
Chronic pain, reoccurring flare-ups, and inability to cope with the demands of daily living can take both an emotional and physical toll on patients. That’s why rheumatologists at CCCHC emphasize development in copings skills, relaxation techniques, as well as developing strategies to improve patient’s emotional health. Learning about the rheumatic conditions and creating a strong support system can also allow patients to feel more in control in managing their symptoms and eventually lead to improved health. Both the patient and doctor should develop an approach to the individual’s condition while covering a range of issues that include their physical, emotional, and psychological response to the rheumatic disease.
Contact Us To Schedule an Appointment Today!
Finding the appropriate treatment for a rheumatic condition can be life-changing, so we encourage you to contact us to find out how you can live well despite your condition.
To meet with us for an appointment, please contact us by phone at (310) 730-6362 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org