Frequently Asked Questions
A Rheumatologist is a specialist who diagnoses and treats diseases of joints, bones and muscles. At BLK-Max, we have some of the best Rheumatologists in India who provide quality treatment and ensure the fast recovery of patients.
Conditions & types of diseases treated by Rheumatologists
Rheumatologists treat various conditions such as
- Beçhet’s disease
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Rotator cuff issues
- Achilles tendinitis
Why would you need to see a rheumatologist?
You might need to see a Rheumatologist if you have the following symptoms-
- Pain in multiple joints
- Muscle pain
- Age is above 50, and you have frequent muscle aches, and headache
- Skin rashes
- Stiffness of joints
How can rheumatologists help you?
Rheumatologists can help you diagnose and manage conditions affecting joints, muscles and bones, thus providing pain relief. Your doctor may refer you to Rheumatologists if you are suffering from pain without any history of injury.
What is the difference between a rheumatologist and an orthopedic surgeon?
Rheumatologists are specialists who treat joint and muscle disorders using conservative methods.
Moreover, they will treat those joint and muscle disorders caused without any history of injury, such as inflammatory bone disorders. But an orthopedic surgeon treats joint and muscle diseases surgically.
Do Rheumatologists treat all autoimmune diseases?
Yes, Rheumatologists treat all autoimmune disorders.
How often do you see a rheumatologist?
Suppose you have been diagnosed with a bone or muscle disorder that requires the intervention of a Rheumatologist. In that case, you should see them after every few months or more often, depending on the severity of the condition.