LVPG Pediatric Rheumatology-Pennsburg

Health Center at Pennsburg

Types of musculoskeletal pain your child may experience

  • Autoimmune disorders like juvenile arthritis, lupus or Kawasaki disease
  • Inflammatory disorders of joints, muscles or eyes
  • Extended, unexplained fevers
  • Muscle pain, loss of appetite and fatigue

Diagnosing muscle, bone or joint pain

Pediatric rheumatologists take great care to evaluate and diagnose the underlying cause of your child’s condition or pain. The most important diagnostic tools a pediatric rheumatologist has are the child’s medical history and a physical examination. In some cases, a blood test may be needed to confirm a diagnosis.

Treating rheumatoid diseases in children

No cures exist for pediatric rheumatic diseases, but we offer treatments that provide long-term relief from inflammation and pain.

Our specialists will start with the least aggressive treatment approach that is likely to provide relief.