Rheumatological Conditions

Rheumatological conditions are those that affect the joints, muscles, and connective tissue. Rheumatology is the branch of medicine concerned with the causes, development, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that affect the joints, muscles, and connective tissue.

Rheumatism is a popular term for any disorder that causes pain and stiffness in muscles and joints. The term is used to refer both to minor aches and twinges as well as to disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and polymyalgia rheumatica.