What is a Rheumatologist?
Rheumatologists are specialist physicians with particular expertise in the diagnosis and holistic management of diseases that affect joints, muscles, and bones. They treat all forms of arthritis, autoimmune connective tissue disease, spinal and soft tissue disorders and certain metabolic bone disorders, such as osteoporosis and chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes.
The more common Rheumatological diseases include:
Inflammatory Arthritis such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis
Autoimmune connective tissue disease
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Inflammatory Muscle Disease
Soft Tissue Disorders
Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes
There are also a number of rarer rheumatic conditions which can affect other parts of the body.