Many do not know that they shall rather visit an orthopaedist or rheumatologist with certain musculoskeletal pains and problems. Therefore, it is important to clarify that an orthopaedist is primarily dealing with knee and hip wear complaints and leg deformities (e.g. hammertoe), and provides surgical solutions for these.
Rheumatology also deals with musculoskeletal disorders, it is a professional border area that is closely related to internal medicine and orthopaedics. Primarily, rheumatologists treat joint disorders and pains, bone diseases (such as osteoporosis) and immunological problems.