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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:


Joint Disease/Arthritis

Inflammatory Arthritis such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Gout

Spinal Disease

Osteoarthritis


Autoimmune connective tissue disease

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Sjogren’s Syndrome

Scleroderma

Inflammatory Muscle Disease

Vasculitis

Polymyalgia Rheumatica


Soft Tissue Disorders

Fibromyalgia

Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes

Tendonitis


Bone Disease

Osteoporosis

Paget’s Disease


There are also a number of rarer rheumatic conditions which can affect other parts of the body.

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