Rheumatology focuses mostly on chronical diseases.
Apart from chronical degenerative diseases like osteoarthrosis there are several chronical inflammatory illnesses like rheumatoid arthritis or formerly called chronical polyarthritis, which belong to the field of rheumatology.
Since the turn of the millennium, so called “biologicals” helped a lot when treatment with other medication like MTX was not sufficient.
Crucial for a successful treatment is a right and early interpretation of the symptoms and recognition of the diseases. Avoid the long-term intake of analgesics without a plausible diagnosis!
Taking painkillers caused by missing or wrong diagnosis can cause irreversible damage of liver and kidneys.