doctorRheumatology is a sub-speciality of medicine that focuses on the treatment of rheumatic conditions which affect the joints, soft tissues and muscles, including autoimmune diseases. Clinicians who specialise in Rheumatology are called Rheumatologists.

Rheumatological disorders include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Lupus (SLE) and other connective tissue disorders
  • Myositis
  • Vasculitis (e.g. giant cell arteritis)
  • Gout and pseudogout (CPPD)
  • Osteoarthritis