Sometimes, pain in the joints, muscles or bones is severe or persists for more than a few days. At that point, you should see your physician. Many types of rheumatic diseases are not easily identified in the early stages. It's important to determine a correct diagnosis early so that appropriate treatment can begin early. Some musculoskeletal disorders respond best to treatment in the early stages of the disease.
Rheumatology is the subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with joints, muscles and bones and their roles in health and disease. We help diagnose diseases of the joints, muscles and bones, such as:
- Rheumatoid arthritis