What is a Rheumatologist?
Physicians who have undergone formal training in rheumatology are called rheumatologists.
Rheumatologists deal mainly with immune-mediated disorders of the musculoskeletal system, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitides, and inherited connective tissue disorders.
Rheumatologists treat arthritis, autoimmune diseases, pain disorders affecting joints, and osteoporosis. There are more than 200 types of these diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, back pain, osteoporosis, and tendinitis. Some of these are very serious diseases that can be difficult to diagnose and treat. They treat soft tissue problems related to musculoskeletal system sports related soft tissue disorders.
What is Rheumatology?
Rheumatology is a branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases.
Rheumatic diseases affect your joints tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. Among them are many types of arthritis, a term used for conditions that affect your joints. Sometimes they’re called musculoskeletal diseases. Common symptoms include:
Loss of motion in a joint or joints
Inflammation -- swelling, redness, and warmth in a joint or affected area
Common Rheumatic Disorders
Years ago, conditions like this fell under the broad heading of rheumatism. Now there are more than 200 distinct rheumatic diseases. Among the most common ones are:
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
Spondyloarthropathies -- ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA)
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
PSORIATIC( ACUTE RHEMATIC FEVER)