Rheumatology is a branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases. Rheumatologists deal mainly with immune related disorders of the musculoskeletal system, soft issues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitides, and connective tissue disorders.

Common conditions for which you may need to see a rheumatologist include arthritis, ankylosing, spindylitis, gout, fibromyalgia, systemic erythomastsis, and pain disorders affecting the joints and bones.