Rheumatology deals with the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases, which include immune-mediated disorders of the musculoskeletal system, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitides, and heritable connective tissue disorders.
Rheumatic disorders may affect parts of the body such as tendons, ligaments, bones and muscles. A rheumatologist tends to such disorders which include Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Lupus, Spondyloarthropathies – ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA), Sjogren’s syndrome, Gout, Scleroderma, among others.
Sometimes, classified based on the diagnosis, they can fall under musculoskeletal diseases. Common symptoms of such disorders include:
● Joint pain
● Loss of motion in a joint or joints
● Inflammation or redness in a joint or affected area
From Osteoarthritis to Fibromyalgia, Gout and Osteoporosis, and other rheumatic disorders, the experts in the department of Rheumatology provide a wide range of treatment and expertise, including specializations such as: