When should I see a rheumatologist?
While everyone has occasional joint and muscle pain, it’s when that pain persists and comes with tenderness, warmth, redness at a joint or difficulty moving a joint that you should see a rheumatologist.
What are my treatment options?
Like any medical condition or disease, treatment is based on your individual symptoms, test results and imaging tests. Your pain-free, noninvasive treatment options may include:
- Assistive devices like a cane or shoe inserts
- Heat and cold therapy
- Lifestyle changes like exercise and healthy eating
Our rheumatologists also partner with Henry Ford specialists in primary care, endocrinology and metabolism, orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery, and others, to manage your condition and progress.
For those who need to receive medication intravenously – through a vein in the arm – Henry Ford Rheumatology offers Infusion Centers at these locations:
- Henry Ford Medical Center-New Center One, Detroit
- Henry Ford Medical Center - Taylor
- Henry Ford Medical Center-Lakeside, Sterling Heights
- Henry Ford Medical Center-Columbus Center, Novi
Our infusion therapies include these medications:
Because of Henry Ford’s expansive research portfolio, you may also be eligible for research studies that are testing new therapies for rheumatic diseases.
What is the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinic?
If you have a musculoskeletal injury or disorder, our Musculoskeletal Disorder Clinic uses real-time images taken without radiation to better pinpoint the area for relieving joint pain with medication. The clinic, headed by Alireza Meysami, M.D., is open on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Henry Ford Medical Center-New Center One in Detroit.
These helpful resources may assist you with more information about your rheumatic disease:
To schedule an appointment with a Henry Ford rheumatologist, call