East Penn Rheumatology was established in 1992 in the Lehigh Valley to form a private practice that focused on patients while diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal diseases. Our experienced and caring providers have a combined 40 years’ experience diagnosing and treating bone, joint and muscle conditions. Here at East Penn Rheumatology we will work closely with the patient to create individual programs for our patients with disorders such as arthritis, osteoporosis, lupus, fibromyalgia and autoimmune disorders. Our approach to diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal diseases is an ongoing process based on a combination of the latest research and proven clinical methods and diagnostic testing. Our team is committed to providing the patient with the latest treatment for the best possible outcome.
Myopathy is the medical term for muscle disease. Some muscle diseases occur when the body's immune system attacks muscles. The result is misdirected inflammation, hence the name inflammatory myopathies. This damages muscle tissue and makes muscles weak.