A Rheumatologist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of rheumatic illnesses. A Rheumatologist also treats joint pain, muscle pain and related problems. Some of the symptoms a Rheumatologist can address include fever, weakness, rash, fatigue or weight loss. Some of the conditions treated by a Rheumatologist include systemic lupus erythematosus, mixed connective tissue disease, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis.
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A Rheumatologist is a physician who treats rheumatic diseases and joint diseases. A Rheumatologist can treat many diseases including osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. A Rheumatologist also treats more common conditions such as osteoarthritis and tendonitis.
When should one see a Rheumatologist?
One should see a Rheumatologist if experiencing severe pain in the joints or muscles that lasts several days.
Where does a Rheumatologist work?
A Rheumatologist can work in a hospital or clinic, or in private practice.
Rheumatologist Related Terms:
rheumatology, joint disease, tendinitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic illness, rheumatic disease