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Rheumatology (Arthritis)

If your child has pediatric arthritis or another connective tissue disease, you may be worried about how to ease your child’s pain. 

The pediatric rheumatology specialists at Arkansas Children’s are specially trained to care for children with conditions more often associated with adults.

Advanced Care for Pediatric Rheumatic Conditions

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.

Our pediatric specialists at Arkansas Children’s Northwest provide advanced care for many conditions affecting children of all ages, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Lupus 

Improving Health Without Impacting Child Development

The Rheumatology Clinic at Arkansas Children’s provides complete care for pediatric arthritis and other rheumatic issues. If a child’s condition keeps them from regular activities, our doctors will ensure they get the right therapy. Children are still growing, so they need treatment that helps them feel better and get better without affecting their growth.

Contact Us for More Information

For patient referrals to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Rheumatology Clinic (Little Rock), call 501-364-3686. To make an appointment, call 501-364-4000. 

For more information about Arkansas Children’s Northwest Rheumatology Clinic (Springdale), call 479-725-6800. To make an appointment or for referral information, call 479-725-6995.