Rheumatologists provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for diseases that affect the body's connective tissue. Rheumatologists treat different forms of arthritis, including common diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, and rare diseases such as relapsing polychondritis and multicentric reticulohistiocytosis. Additionally physicians offer consultative and continuing care for patients with regional musculoskeletal disorders such as shoulder pain, hip pain, and knee pain.
Both non-surgical and surgical methodologies are applied for combating rheumatic diseases. Rheumatologists can work in private clinics, research centres, and government hospitals. Some of the health conditions treated by Rheumatologists include carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, vasculitis, gout, osteoarthritis and other systemic conditions.