What is Rheumatology?
Rheumatology is the non-surgical subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on common and complex problems that may affect the entire body, and frequently involves the musculoskeletal system. Such diseases include: rheumatoid arthritis; gout; lupus; scleroderma; osteoporosis; and spondylitis. Common problems such as tendonitis, back pain, bursitis and carpel tunnel syndrome can be a result of rheumatologic disorders as well.
There are more than 100 types of rheumatological disorders, some of which are very serious and difficult to diagnose and treat.