Rheumatology is a specialized area of medicine that focuses on disorders of the joints, muscles, and ligaments. This includes rheumatism, a disease marked by inflammation, as well as joint and muscle pain.
A rheumatologist is a trained internist (or pediatrician) who specializes in non-surgically treating these diseases and conditions, which include arthritis, autoimmune disorders, and musculoskeletal disorders. Rheumatologists treat many kinds of ailments, with arthritis being one of the most common. And there are over 100 different types of arthritis, so this specialty is particularly diverse.
Rheumatologists use the latest diagnostic and treatment options to help ease a patient’s pain. Because of the complexity of rheumatic disease, these dedicated specialists often develop long-term relationships with their patients, providing them with the utmost in care.
Rheumatology Disorders We Treat
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Lyme disease