Rheumatoid Arthritis Specialists – Fall River, MA
When your joints, muscles and ligaments are in pain, the movement you need to perform daily tasks can become next to impossible.
The board-certified rheumatology specialists at Prima CARE have the expertise to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and address your pain at its source. Our team of rheumatologists includes:
Our offices are among the Prima CARE locations in Fall River, MA.
FAQs on Rheumatology
What Is Rheumatology?
Rheumatologists are trained to diagnose and treat rheumatic diseases, which involve the joints, muscles and ligaments. Some of the most common conditions our rheumatology team sees at Prima CARE include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Are Some People More Vulnerable To Rheumatic Diseases Than Others?
Yes. You may pose more than an average risk of developing a rheumatic disorder if:
- You have a family history of rheumatic disorders
- You have a family history of autoimmune diseases
- You have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease
If these conditions describe your medical history, don’t hesitate to communicate with your primary care physician about a referral to a rheumatologist.
When Should I See A Rheumatologist?
While occasional aches and pains are a normal part of living with a body, pain that is severe and persistent should be treated as a red flag. The sooner you bring your symptoms to your rheumatologist, the sooner we can begin treating the problem and preventing further damage. Your primary care doctor may also diagnose you with a rheumatic disease and refer to you a rheumatologist for care.