What Is a Rheumatologist?
A rheumatologist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases affect the supporting structures of the body, including the joints and connective tissues, causing pain and inflammation. Rheumatologists don’t perform surgery, but rather focus treatment on pain management and improving your overall quality of life through medication, physical therapy, and other prescribed treatments.
Which conditions do rheumatologists treat?