Find perfect Rheumatologist Doctors in South Africa in all provinces: Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, North West, Kwazulu Natal, North West, and Free State
A rheumatologist can treat a wide variety of diseases and conditions. Many people know that arthritis (both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis), lupus, and fibromyalgia are best treated by a rheumatologist. What most people don’t know is that these diseases fall into a confusing category called autoimmune diseases.
What do Rheumatologist do?
They’ve had special training in diseases that affect your joints, muscles, and bones, including those known as autoimmune conditions, or rheumatic diseases. Conditions they treat include:
Long-term back pain
When to see Rheumatologist?
Do ask about seeing a rheumatologist if you:
Have joint pain that doesn’t get better or involves multiple joints
Have joint pain and you have close relatives with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or other inflammatory disorders
Have joint pain and you have a close relative with psoriasis, even if they never had arthritis
Have joint pain accompanied by symptoms such as fever, overwhelming fatigue, weight loss, or malaise