What does a Rheumatology doctor treat?
Rheumatologists are doctors who investigate, diagnose, manage and rehabilitate patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system such as the locomotor apparatus, bone and soft connective tissues.
What does a rheumatologist diagnose?
A rheumatologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating arthritis, other complex musculoskeletal conditions and autoimmune diseases. There are more than 200 distinct rheumatic conditions that can affect the joints, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues throughout the body.
Do rheumatologists treat chronic pain?
Rheumatologists are internists with special skills and training in the complex diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and rheumatic illnesses and much, much more. They treat patients with pain and disorders of the joints, muscles, tendons, bones and other connective tissues.
Do rheumatologists treat all autoimmune diseases?
Rheumatologists specialize in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal diseases and autoimmune conditions (rheumatic disease). Orbai talks about how to recognize common autoimmune disease symptoms and when you should see a doctor.
What does rheumatic pain feel like?
Tender, warm, swollen joints (typically in symmetrical joints on both sides of the body) Joint stiffness that is usually worse in the mornings and after being inactive. Fatigue. Fever.
Do rheumatologists give pain meds?
Medications. Your rheumatologist will probably prescribe methotrexate, which is a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD). These medicines put the brakes on your immune system so it stops attacking your joints. The result is less inflammation and less pain.
How long does it take to get an appointment with a rheumatologist?
We have an average 6-8 week wait for appointments. Failing to attend means we are not using our staff effectively and other patients are waiting longer.