Rheumatology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system i.e. affect joints, muscles, bones, and other connective tissues, particularly autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. Rheumatologists are medical doctors who specialize in the management of a broad range of diseases that can.
Rheumatologists employ Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) to modify the course of autoimmune diseases and use practical interventions like joint injections. Collaborating with other healthcare professionals, rheumatologists emphasize a multidisciplinary approach, working with physical therapists, occupational therapists, and orthopaedic surgeons for different treatment options, and lifestyle modifications for improved symptom management and a better quality of life for the patients.
Rheumatology services are essential for individuals experiencing chronic joint pain, swelling, and other symptoms associated with autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. Early diagnosis and appropriate management by a rheumatologist can significantly impact the long-term outcomes for patients with these complex disorders.