Unlike other specialties that can be described in one word (i.e. cardiology – study of the heart), rheumatology requires much more explanation. Rheumatology is a specialty in internal medicine and pediatrics devoted to the diagnosis and management of over 100 complex and interesting diseases. Rheumatology is the study of inflammation and soft tissue injuries that occurs in the bones, muscles and joints and sometimes the internal organs (e.g. kidneys, lungs, blood vessels, brain).