KidsHealth
KidsHealth.org


The most-visited site
devoted to children's
health and development


Word! Rheumatologist

Rheumatologist

Say: roo-muh-tah-lo-jist

This is a special kind of doctor who deals with rheumatological problems – that's the big name for conditions that involve swelling and pain in muscles and joints. Rheumatologists help kids who have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and more.

Note: All information on KidsHealth® is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

© 1995- The Nemours Foundation. All rights reserved.

Images provided by The Nemours Foundation, iStock, Getty Images, Corbis, Veer, Science Photo Library, Science Source Images, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com