Rheumatic or musculoskeletal conditions comprise over 200 diseases and syndromes, which are usually progressive and associated with pain. These conditions can affect the joints, connective tissue, cartilage, and tendons. Many of these conditions that are considered autoimmune diseases, which arise from an abnormal immune response of the body against it’s own tissues.
Over 46 million people in the United States are living with some sort of rheumatic disease that has been found to be the most common cause of reduced mobility.
Common Rheumatic Diseases and Musculoskeletal Conditions
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematous)
- Sjogren’s Syndrome
- Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica
- Inflammatory Myositis
- Inflammatory Eye Disease (particularly Uveitis)
- Autoimmune-related lung disease
- Behcet’s Disease
- Tendinitis and Bursitis
- Osteonecrosis of the Jaw