Rheumatic diseases are painful conditions caused by swelling or inflammation in the muscles, joints, ligaments or tendons.

While some rheumatic diseases can be the result of the wear on joints with age, others such as rheumatoid arthritis occur when the immune system becomes hyperactive, causing the body to attack its connective tissues.

What We Treat

At Northeast Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (NEOSM), our team of certified professionals provide effective diagnoses and create a customized treatment plan for many rheumatological conditions. Through early detection and innovative therapies, we restore quality of life to those affected with these illnesses.

Our practice treats a variety of rheumatic conditions, including:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis/axial spondyloarthropathy
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Lyme disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Raynauds syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Vasculitis

Keeping Pain and Stiffness at Bay

NEOSM offers the following therapeutic services for treatment of rheumatic diseases:

  • Bursa injections
  • Intra-articular steroid injections
  • Joint aspirations
  • Prolia® injections
  • Viscosupplementations (gel injections)

Please note: Intravenous (IV) medication infusions are administered at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. They can also be scheduled at Goshen Medical Associates and St. Anthony’s Medical Center.

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Meet the Rheumatology Specialist

Shivani Purohit Mehta, MD


Airmont, NY
Monroe, NY
Stony Point, NY

Schedule an Appointment

For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, contact us today. For your convenience, you may also fill out the form to the right to set up an appointment.