Rheumatology

Rheumatic diseases may cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints and other supporting body structures, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Arthritis, itself a group of more than 100 different diseases, is one category of rheumatic diseases. However, rheumatic diseases can affect other areas of the body, including internal organs. Some rheumatic diseases involve connective tissues (called connective tissue diseases), while others may be caused by autoimmune disorders, which are diseases involving the body’s immune system attacking its own healthy cells and tissues. 

A rheumatologist is a physician who specializes in the treatment of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases that may affect joints, muscles, bones, skin, and other tissues. Rheumatologists are specially trained to identify many types of rheumatic diseases in their earliest stages, including arthritis, many types of autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal pain, disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and osteoporosis. CHOC Rheumatology specialists are committed to the early intervention necessary to maximize quality of life for children with rheumatic diseases. 

To schedule an appointment with a CHOC Rheumatology Specialist, please call 888-770-2462.

Rheumatology Locations

CHOC Orange Clinic

CHOC Children’s Clinic – Specialty Care

Building: CHOC Clinic | 1201 W. La Veta Ave. | Orange, CA 92868 | 888-770-2462

CHOC Children’s Health Center, Mission Viejo

26691 Plaza, Suite 130 | Mission Viejo, CA 92691

CHOC Children’s Health Center, Corona

854 Magnolia Ave - #101 | Corona, CA 92879

CHOC Children’s Specialty Center, Newport Beach

500 Superior Avenue - Suite 140 | Newport Beach, CA 92663

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