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Rheumatology involves the health of the musculoskeletal system. This includes the joints, muscles, soft tissues and bones.

Rheumatologists are doctors who can help you with all kinds of aches and pains. Their expertise includes:




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Source: Allina Health clinics; MedTerms Medical Dictionary (

First published: 05/18/2006
Last updated: 01/07/2014

Reviewed by: Gary Baker, MD, rheumatologist, Allina Health clinics