Muscle Disorders

Muscle disorders are problems associated with the body's muscles and its ability to move.  These problems can cause weakness, pain, or paralysis. Common causes of muscle disorders include injury, a genetic disorder, cancer, inflammation, disease, infection, and certain medications.

Programs + Services


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Adult Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Division at Tufts MC in Boston offers expert, personalized care for people with disabilities and severe injuries.
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Rheumatology

The Division of Rheumatology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston offers comprehensive evaluation, consultation and management of arthritis and rheumatic disease.
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Electrodiagnostics

The Electrodiagnostics Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston provides testing for muscle and nerve conditions.
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Doctors + Care Team

Timothy E. McAlindon, MD, MPH

Timothy E. McAlindon, MD, MPH

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Chief, Division of Rheumatology; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

Osteoarthritis, general rheumatology, lupus

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Ariel Savitz, MD

Ariel Savitz, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Adult Physiatrist
Department(s): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Appt. Phone: 781-935-5050
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Spasticity management, traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, hemorrhagic stroke, metabolic encephalopathy, seizure disorders, T’ai Chi and rehabilitation, integrative medicine

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Rina M. Bloch, MD

Rina M. Bloch, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Adult Physiatrist; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5631
Fax #: 617-636-2551

Adult and geriatric rehabilitation, musculoskeletal, brain injury, stroke, rheumatological management, spine care

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Robert A. Kalish, MD

Robert A. Kalish, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Director, Rheumatology Education; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

General rheumatology, Lyme disease

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Senada Arabelovic, DO

Senada Arabelovic, DO

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Rheumatologist; Chair Elect, Women in Medicine Committee (WiMS), Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

General rheumatology, transitioning young adults with autoimmune diseases to the adult rheumatology clinic, pregnancy in rheumatologic disease

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Steven C. Vlad, MD, PhD

Steven C. Vlad, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Rheumatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

General rheumatology, spondyloarthropathies, psoriatic arthritis and anklylosing spondylitis

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William F. Harvey, MD, MSc, FACR

William F. Harvey, MD, MSc, FACR

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Clinical Director, Rheumatology; Rheumatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

Osteoarthritis, general rheumatology, musculoskeletal ultrasound

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