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Rheumatoid Arthritis Doctors - Allentown, Lehighton and Westgate, PA

Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis & More

Any type of arthritis can become worse if it is allowed to progress too long. That’s why it’s so important to diagnose and begin the appropriate treatment as soon as possible. OAA’s top rheumatologists, Dr. Mythili Seetharaman and Dr. Marzena Bieniek, are experts in detecting the exact causes of joint swelling and pain, as well as providing the best treatment options available for their patients.

If you have persistent swelling or discomfort in your joints, don’t hesitate. Schedule an appointment at OAA, the region’s only rheumatology institute of its kind.
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The Best Arthritis Treatment in Allentown, PA

“Rheumatology” is the study, diagnosis and treatment of a number of conditions known as “rheumatic diseases.” What they all have in common is their root in the immune system: if you’re struggling with one of these conditions, your immune system sometimes overreacts with a response, causing painful, debilitating inflammation in your joints.

At OAA Orthopaedic Specialists, we’re proud to have a Rheumatology Institute dedicated to the treatment of rheumatic conditions, including:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus
  • And more.

 Using a physician-led approach that is dedicated to convenience, cost effectiveness, quality, and compassion, we’ll help you build an individualized treatment plan that truly works for you.  

OAA is one of the largest orthopedic specialist groups in the United States, and our Rheumatology Institute is staffed with experienced medical professionals who are dedicated to helping improve your quality of life. If you’re ready to address your pain, don’t wait. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Specialists - Rheumatology Institute

Marzena Bieniek
Allentown Office
Lehighton Office
Westgate Office
['Allentown Office', 'Lehighton Office', 'Westgate Office']
Mythili Seetharaman
Allentown Office
['Allentown Office', 'Bethlehem Township Office']

FAQs on Rheumatology:

What is rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones. Since a variety of autoimmune diseases can cause swelling and discomfort in the joints, rheumatologists are trained to diagnose and treat these conditions as well.

What conditions will require a rheumatologist’s treatment?

Some of the most common conditions we treat at OAA’s Rheumatology Institute include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout

It’s important to note that this list is not comprehensive, as there are more than 100 types of rheumatic disease and many cannot be easily identified in the early stages. Dr. Seetharaman and Dr. Bieniek are highly qualified to diagnose these conditions, and will be quick to inform you of the source of your pain and discomfort after your initial exam. 

What is the best treatment for arthritis and joint pain?

Traditionally, the rheumatology team at OAA takes several approaches to treating your condition, depending on your diagnosis and your individual needs as a patient. These approaches include:

  • Steroids, which can reduce inflammation and ease the immune response causing your condition.
  • Physical therapy, which can reduce stiffness and pain as you move.
  • Surgery, only if necessary after non-invasive options have been exhausted.

What alternative arthritis treatment opportunities do you offer?

The Rheumatologist Institute at OAA is unique in the fact that we take a wide variety of approaches to your treatment, including several alternative options. These options include:

  • Biologic agents, which are organically-engineered medications for rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Holistic approaches, including meditation, yoga, hot and cold therapies, and more.
  • Nutritional Supplements, like Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
  • Orthobiologics, including PRP and stem cell therapy.