Dr. Kumar, a rheumatologist, meeting with a patient.

If you are living with inflammatory or “rheumatic” diseases, such as arthritis, certain autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal pain, and osteoporosis, find expert rheumatology care in Norfolk and Columbus, Nebraska.

Conditions We Treat

Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to control your disease and prevent further complications. Our rheumatologist is trained to evaluate the cause of joint pain and swelling to create a personalized management plan. Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Behcet’s Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Gout
  • Inflammatory Myopathy/Myositis
  • Joint Pain (including shoulder, knee, ankle, hand, neck and elbow)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Dr. Mukund Kumar, a rheumatologist, in an appointment with a patient.Osteoporosis (including postmenopausal, corticosteroid induced and osteoporosis in men)
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Polyarteritis Nodosum
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud’s Phenomenon
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendonitis
  • Vasculitis

Your Treatment Options

With every plan being personalized to you, the treatments and procedures could vary based on your condition. Some of the procedures and treatments you could expect include:


  • Nailfold Capillaroscopy – Non-invasive imaging technique used to visualize blood vessels (capillaries)
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Evaluation – An imaging procedure that allows your doctor to see muscles, joints, and more.
  • Synovial Joint Fluid Analysis – Test that examines joint (synovial) fluid.
  • Ultrasound-Guided Joint Aspiration – Removal of fluid from a joint for laboratory testing.
  • Cortisone Injections – Injection that can help relieve pain, swelling and irritation.

Diagnostic Evaluations

  • Biopsy
  • Blood Tests
  • Bone Density Test
  • Electromyogram/Nerve Conduction Study
  • Imaging: X-ray, CT/MRI, or Ultrasound

Other Treatment Plans

  • Corticosteroids
  • Immunosuppressive Medication
  • Joint Injections
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
  • Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy

Schedule Your Appointment

Call us today at (402) 844-8227 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kumar in Norfolk or Columbus.

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Rheumatology Clinics

301 N. 27th St.
Norfolk, NE 68701 Ph: (402) 844-8227 Fax: (402) 844-8231 Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Directions