Rheumatic diseases and conditions impact millions of Americans each year. While scientists continue to study these types of conditions and how they occur, many of them still remain incurable. Thankfully, those conditions which may not be cured, may often be controlled by medications and treatments offered by rheumatologists. Getting treatment early can reduce costs, decrease the odds of further disabilities and even prevent further limitations in many cases as well.
Those suffering from rheumatic conditions often face very similar symptoms as rheumatic conditions such as arthritis generally impact similar parts of the body including joints, tendons, ligaments, bones and muscles. Some types of rheumatic diseases which commonly impact people of all ages, genders and backgrounds include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, gout and even childhood arthritis, just to name a few.
Generally believed to be caused by a combination of genetic as well as environmental factors, there is no definitive way to determine whether or not you will ultimately face a diagnosis of a rheumatic condition in the future however, if you do, there are ways to deal with them. Treatments such as those offered by the Arthritis Institute of Michigan may help you better manage the symptoms associated with the disease and improve your quality of life.
Rheumatologist Durand MI
Recognizing a need for arthritis care in southern Michigan, Dr. Dowd founded the Arthritis Institute of Michigan in 1998. Since its inception, the Institute has helped thousands of those suffering from rheumatic diseases and conditions as well as vitamin D deficiencies to better manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Located in Brighton MI, the Arthritis Institute of Michigan is less than an hour from Durand and is accepting new patients. If you are looking for a qualified rheumatologist in MI, contact us today at 810.225.7553 or fill out the form below to make an appointment.