Cheshire’s Rheumatology team diagnoses and treats inflammatory arthritis and autoimmune diseases. A rheumatologist may help if you suffer from severe pain in your joints, muscles, or bones. If you experience this, please see your primary care provider for an evaluation and referral.
Cheshire’s rheumatologists treat over 100 conditions. Some of the more common problems we treat include:
- Lyme disease
- Musculoskeletal pain disorders
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Collaboration for the best care
If you experience a rheumatic disease, we work closely with you to identify the problem and create a personalized treatment plan for you. Care plans often include physicians, skilled nurses, and therapists throughout our medical center, and sometimes other Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health locations.
Rheumatic diseases often involve chronic pain or mobility issues or issues that affect many parts of your body. A team of health care professionals can help you and your family cope with the changes a rheumatic disease may cause in your life.
Others included in your care plan may be:
- Diagnostic imaging and laboratory testing specialists, who help diagnose and manage neurological problems
- Outpatient rehabilitation therapists, who provide:
- Occupational therapy to help you perform activities of daily living
- Physical therapy to work on mobility and strength
- Specialized programs such as aquatic therapy and industrial rehabilitation
- Pain management specialists, who administer medicine that helps reduce inflammation and reduce symptoms
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry) specialists, who offer highly specialized treatment to improve function for some conditions
- Your primary care team, who coordinates care between departments