What to know about inflammatory rheumatism

By Jamie Eske | Medical News Today

Inflammatory rheumatism describes a range of medical conditions that cause pain and inflammation around the joints, tendons, and bones.

Rheumatic conditions tend to cause pain in the joints. Some people use the term “inflammatory rheumatism” to refer to rheumatic disorders that involve inflammation.

Rheumatism is a word that doctors historically used for conditions that affect the joints. Doctors no longer use the term. Instead — as there are so many types of rheumatic disorders with different causes — they stress that people should get a specific diagnosis so that a doctor can prescribe the correct treatment.

Inflammatory rheumatic disorders include:

This article looks at the various types of inflammatory rheumatism, how doctors diagnose them, and their treatments.

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