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At Rheumatology of Central Indiana, our goal is to provide patients with the most effective Rheumatology treatments available. With his extensive experience and expertise, Dr. Kteleh will thoroughly assess, diagnose, and provide you with an individually customized treatment plan based on YOUR goals and needs.

We diagnose and treat:

Rheumatoid Arthritis

RA is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system-which normally protects its health by attacking foreign bacteria and viruses-mistakenly attacks the joints, causing chronic inflammation.

Lupus

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease wherein the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks healthy tissues. This leads to symptoms analogous with inflammation and damage to the joints, blood vessels, and major organs.

Gout

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis caused by excessive uric acid, which is the degradation of purines that are found in various foods we eat. This acid buildup can cause needle-like crystals to form in the joints and cause severe tenderness, pain, swelling, and redness.

Vasculitis

Vasculitis is a generic term that refers to a group of vasculitis diseases that cause inflammation and various detrimental changes to the blood vessels.

Osteoporosis

A bone disease wherein the bones become fragile and brittle. It literally means, “porous bone” and is typically caused by the calcium deficiency or hormonal changes.

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Syndrome

A chronic pain disorder that causes widespread muscle and soft tissue tenderness, fatigue, and pain. It may migrate over the body or occur all throughout.

Knee, Shoulder, Hand, Hips, Elbows, and Other Joint Pain

Aches, soreness, and discomfort in any of the body’s joints (knee, shoulder, hands, hips, elbows, etc.). It can be caused by injury or disease.

Psoriatic Arthritis

A type of arthritis that affects some people with psoriasis. Symptoms may include finger and toe swelling, joint pain, conjunctivitis, and nail pitting.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

A form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine, although other joints may be affected as well. It causes the spinal joints to become inflamed, leading to chronic pain and discomfort.

Osteoarthritis

Also known as “degenerative arthritis” or “degenerative joint disease”. It is caused by the breakdown, inflammation, and cartilage loss in the joints.

Bursitis

The inflammation or irritation of a bursa (a small, fluid-filled sac that serves as a cushion between a bone and tendon, skin, or muscle).

Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis

Polymyositis is a chronic disease characterized by muscle weakness and inflammation. Dermatomyositis is a related disease characterized by blood vessel inflammation that may also cause muscle problems.

Sjogren Syndrome

An autoimmune disease wherein the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the tear and saliva glands, and other moisture-producing glands. It can cause dry eyes and dry mouth.

Raynaud Syndrome

A rare blood vessel disorder. It causes the blood vessels to constrict, leading to reduced blood flow and turning the affected areas white and blue. In severe cases, it can lead to tissue death.

Scleroderma

Also known as “systemic sclerosis”. It is an autoimmune disease wherein the body excessively produces collagen. This causes the connective tissues and skin to thicken.

Trigger Finger and Tendonitis

Trigger finger, also known as “stenosing tenosynovitis”, is a condition wherein one of your fingers gets stuck in a bent position. Tendonitis is a tendon inflammation commonly caused by overuse or infection.

Talk to a Professional

Schedule a Consultation and allow Dr. Kteleh to assess your condition and provide the most suitable treatment for you. If you have other questions, contact us at 765-717-5399 for assistance.