Rheumatology is a medical specialty within the fields of internal medicine and pediatrics. Rheumatic diseases typically affect the joints (place where two or more bones meet) and soft tissues (organs). Related conditions can affect the connective tissues (tendons, ligaments and cartilage). Our New Jersey rheumatologists specialize in helping patients with rheumatic disorders through evidence-based treatments that include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesics, steroids, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) or monoclonal antibodies.
Rheumatism is a term used to describe any painful disorder affecting the joints, muscles, connective tissues, and soft tissues around a patient’s bones. This non-specific term encompasses disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and lupus.