Rheumatology
Dr. Somesh Deb

What does a rheumatology doctor treat?

Rheumatologists treat joint disease similar to orthopedists but do not perform surgeries. Common diseases treated by rheumatologists include osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic back pain, tendinitis, and lupus.

What does Rheumatology mean?

Rheumatology (Greek ?????, rhema, flowing current) is a branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases. ... Rheumatologists deal mainly with immune-mediated disorders of the musculoskeletal system, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitides, and heritable connective tissue disorders.

Why would you go to a rheumatologist?

They treat patients with pain and disorders of the joints, muscles, tendons, bones and other connective tissues.Their strong foundation in internal medicine prepares them as specialists to manage localized and generalized pain while also considering other medications or conditions.

What are the symptoms of rheumatology?

Symptoms:

. Joint pain.
. Fatigue.
. Joint stiffness.
. Rashes, including a "butterfly" rash across the cheeks.
. Sun sensitivity.
. Hair loss.
. Blue or white fingers or toes when exposed to cold (called Raynaud's phenomenon)
. Problems in other organs such as the kidneys.