Rheumatism is “an obsolete medical term which no longer has a defined meaning,” according to Black’s Medical Dictionary.
This is because there has been so much research, since the word ‘rheumatism’ was first used, many centuries ago.
Today, rheumatism is commonly understood to be rheumatoid arthritis, whereas arthritis is commonly understood to mean osteoarthritis.
Another school of thought, bundles at least 100 different joint and muscular disorders, under the umbrella term ‘rheumatism.’
Either way, if you are looking for remedies for rheumatism, read our article Home Remedy For Arthritis, for some wonderful natural remedies for ‘rheumatism’ or arthritis.