Rheumatology

Our fellowship-trained, board-certified rheumatologist at Tri-County Orthopedics is a recognized and respected expert in rheumatology.

Rheumatology is a medical specialty focused on the treatment of inflammatory diseases and autoimmune conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system. This includes chronic pain, dysfunction, and inflammation that affects the soft tissues, joints, muscles, connective tissues, and immune system. These diseases can dramatically impact daily living and quality of life. Rheumatologists are experienced medical doctors who specialize in this field and dedicate their practices to helping patients manage the inflammation and pain that accompany these conditions.

If you're suffering from chronic pain and dysfunction, it may be time to visit a rheumatology expert at Tri-County Orthopedics.

Our Rheumatology Doctor

When to Seek Rheumatic Care

Our specialist understands that a proper assessment of your condition and needs is paramount in determining the most effective plan for you. Request an appointment online or call (973) 538-2334 to consult with our rheumatology specialist if you are suffering from any of the following:

  • Joint or muscular pain that persists over time
  • Pain and dysfunction that is not alleviated with rest, at-home treatments, or over-the-counter medications
  • Recurrent numbness or tingling sensations
  • Stiffness, weakness, or fatigue
  • Tenderness, swelling, or achiness in the affected joints or muscles

Common conditions, rheumatic diseases, and autoimmune diseases associated with the symptoms above include:

  • Adult-onset Still's disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Chronic ulcerative colitis arthropathy
  • Crohn's arthropathy
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Ehler-Danlos syndrome
  • Erythema nodosum
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Gout
  • Granulomatous mastitis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lyme arthritis
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pemphigus vulgaris
  • Pericarditis
  • Periodic fever syndrome
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Uveitis
  • Vasculitis
 

Tri-County Orthopedics Walk-In Clinic

Dedicated to delivering the care you need when you need it, we proudly offer our Walk-In Clinic for urgent needs in Cedar Knolls. With convenient extended hours, our specialized orthopedic Walk-In Clinic provides prompt, expert treatment for bone, joint, and muscle injuries so you can get back to doing what you love quickly and safely.

More About Our Walk-In Clinic

Your World-Class Team and Hometown Choice for Rheumatology

At Tri-County Orthopedics—the most preferred, recognized, and awarded orthopedic practice in the region—you're in the care of exceptional, specialty-trained orthopedic surgeons, doctors, and staff. Our specialty-trained rheumatologist is a recognized and respected expert in advanced care for inflammatory joint, muscle, and tissue conditions.

Together, our rheumatology doctor, specialists, and staff take a team approach to assess, diagnose, and treat our patients. With extensive training, including advanced fellowship training in rheumatology, and board certification in internal medicine and rheumatology, Dr. Mark Tratenberg has the experience and skill to treat a wide range of conditions using therapy, injections, medication, and other nonsurgical treatments. To learn more about Tri-County Orthopedics, our areas of specialty, and our renowned doctors, we invite you to review our patient education resources, visit our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine on our Web site, or use the quick links below. 

When you're ready to discuss your ailment and your individual treatment options with our rheumatologist at Tri-County Orthopedics, you can request an appointment online or call (973) 538-2334. We have convenient locations in Bedminster and Bridgewater.

If your injury or symptoms can't wait for an appointment, please visit our Walk-In Clinic in Cedar Knolls.

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