What Is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is the area of internal medicine that deals with disorders of the bones, muscles, joints and the immune system. It has developed rapidly over the last forty years as a result of intensive scientific research efforts.

A Rheumatologist is a physician with an interest in musculoskeletal disorders. Accurate diagnosis is the first concern. Based on this foundation, patient education and therapy can begin. The Rheumatologist’s training and experience is valuable in directing appropriate medications, rehabilitative therapy, adaptive equipment for physical limitations, and surgery.