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Expert Care To Bring You Lasting Relief

When every movement is painful or exhausting, you may feel as if you’re missing out on life’s biggest moments. We know autoimmune conditions and inflammatory issues like rheumatoid arthritis can take a toll on your whole health, but you’re not alone in this journey, and help is here.

For our rheumatology specialists at UChicago Medicine AdventHealth locations in the western suburbs, improving your quality of life is more than their job; it’s their mission. Our team will work tirelessly to help you balance your medications, manage your condition and help you regain functioning, so you can find relief.

Finding Answers to the Question of Rheumatic Disease

Rheumatic Disease Signs and Symptoms

If you’re wondering why you’re being referred to a rheumatologist, it may be because the pain you’re experiencing could be caused by a rheumatic disease like arthritis. Our team of experts diagnoses rheumatic diseases and offers proven treatment of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.

Rheumatic diseases have differing symptoms and often affect the joints. Common symptoms in the joints may include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Loss of motion
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling, redness or warmth
Causes of Rheumatic Disease

It is unknown what causes many rheumatic diseases. However, it is believed that the following may have an influence:

  • Environmental triggers
  • Genetics and family history
  • Infection
  • Lifestyle habits like diet, smoking or drug and alcohol use
  • Metabolic issues
  • Trauma
  • Wear and tear or stress on the joints 
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Choose Rheumatology Care You Can Count On  

When chronic pain keeps you from the activities you love, we’re here to help. Our skilled team of experts will help you feel like yourself again by treating your rheumatic disease and caring for your whole health. 

Find Rheumatology Care in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Rheumatology Clinic Bolingbrook

UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Bolingbrook

A hospital department of UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Bolingbrook