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Turn to the rheumatology experts at Essentia Health to diagnose and treat conditions that cause pain or inflammation—like arthritis and fibromyalgia. We will help you manage the symptoms and pain associated with swollen, inflamed and aching joints to improve your quality of life.
A rheumatologist is a doctor with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other conditions that cause inflammation and pain in your joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles.
Talk to your primary care provider if you have any of the following symptoms:
Your primary care doctor can treat most of these problems but may refer you to rheumatologist if your symptoms are severe.
See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.
To diagnose the cause of your symptoms, your provider may use tests like:
Early diagnosis and preventive treatment can help you improve your health and more easily do daily activities.
Your doctor will work with you to create an individualized care plan to help you manage pain, inflammation, fatigue, and other symptoms. Your care plan may include:
Talk to your doctor to see if you may be eligible to participate in a research study through the Essentia Institute of Rural Health. By participating in a clinical study, you may have access to treatments, medications and medical devices that are not widely available.
You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.