Rheumatology (Arthritis)

If your child is diagnosed with pediatric arthritis or another connective tissue disease —you likely are concerned about how to ease your child’s pain and get the best care.

The pediatric rheumatology specialists at Arkansas Children’s are specially trained to care for children with conditions more often associated with adults. Our doctors provide advanced care for many conditions, including:

  • Arthritis in kids
  • Lupus in kids
  • Autoimmune diseases in kids

Rheumatology refers to inflammatory diseases that affect muscles, joints and connective tissues. These conditions often start with bone and joint pain. Often, a problem with the body’s immune system causes it to attack its own cells. That is why many rheumatic conditions are called “autoimmune.”

If your child’s condition is sidelining him or her from regular activities, our doctors will ensure your child gets the right care. Because children are still growing, they need treatments that help them feel better and improve their health without impacting their development.

The Rheumatology Clinic at Arkansas Children’s provides comprehensive care from evaluation, treatment and management of pediatric arthritis and other rheumatic conditions. Contact us to make an appointment

What to expect at your first visit

Before you and your child visit Arkansas Children’s, ask your referring doctor to send your medical records to us, so that we can review the materials in advance.

The more we know about your current condition, the better care we can provide at your first appointment.