Rheumatology and Arthritis are often confused with Orthopedics. Often a patient with joint pain sees an orthopedic doctor instead of a rheumatologist.
A rheumatologist is a doctor who specializes in arthritis and bone and joint diseases. They prescribe medication to control inflammation and pain while also monitoring the patient closely. Over 100 types of arthritis – including rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, gout, scleroderma, back pain, osteoporosis, etc. – are treated at the Dr Humeira Badsha Medical Center in Dubai, UAE.