As we age, aches and pains can become more common. Are your joints not as flexible as they used to be? Does it feel like your muscles are tight and tense all the time? If so, you may wonder if you are suffering from arthritis or another rheumatic disease. It’s important to understand what rheumatology is. According to the American College of Rheumatology, “an estimated 50 million people in the United States of all ages and genders have arthritis or other rheumatic conditions,” that's approximately 15% of the population of the United States.
Through this blog (originally posted in 2019), we’ll walk through all that you need to know about rheumatology, as well as when you should visit a provider to help ease any discomfort you may be having.