Do you have shoulder pain, 
     neck pain or pain in your
     joints, muscles or bones?




You might have arthritis, or some form
of Autoimmune Disease and not even
know about it.  If you are suffering from
pain, Dr Pineda can help you identify
what is wrong and help you find the
course of treatment that is right for you.



       
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        about arthritis and its symptoms.

What is a Rheumatologist?
A Rheumatologist is a specialist in Internal Medicine who has additional training and experience
in order to diagnosis and treat arthritis, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain disorders, and certain
autoimmune diseases that cause you pain.  Rheumatologists are specially trained to discover the
cause of pain and swelling. It is important to find the root cause of your pain so a proper treatment
plan can be formulated to alleviate your pain.

Rheumatologists are specially trained to discover the cause of pain and swelling. It is important
to find the root cause of your pain so a proper treatment plan can be formulated to alleviate
your pain.


You might have noticed your pain getting worse.
It might be time to see  Rheumatologist.  It is essential to determine a correct diagnosis
early on so that the appropriate treatment can be given to prevent damage to joints and
progression of disease.


What types of issues does a Rheumatologist treat?
Rheumatologists treat autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome,
and ankylosing spondylitis as well as issues that can be temporary like tendinitis and bursitis. 




“...thank you for the extra effort that you have put forth to assure that I have appropriate medical care.  I am very impressed with your knowledge and the South Texas Arthritis Care Center is a very warm and caring place. ”
                            - Sincerely, SF


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