Rheumatology

Rheumatology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system, including the joints, bones, muscles, and connective tissues. Rheumatologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases, which can range from mild to severe and can affect people of all ages.

Common rheumatic diseases include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis. These conditions can cause pain, stiffness, swelling, and reduced mobility in the affected joints and muscles, and can also affect other parts of the body, such as the skin, eyes, and internal organs.

Rheumatologists use a variety of diagnostic tools, including physical exams, blood tests, imaging studies, and joint aspiration, to diagnose rheumatic diseases. Treatment options may include medications, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and in some cases, surgery.

In addition to treating rheumatic diseases, rheumatologists also work to prevent and manage complications associated with these conditions, such as infections, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis. They may also work in a multidisciplinary team with other healthcare professionals, such as primary care physicians, orthopedic surgeons, and physical therapists, to provide comprehensive care for their patients.

Services Offered
  • Arthritis rheumatoid
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Uncommon immunological diseases
  • Rare conditions, such as relapsing polychondritis