What is Rheumatology?
Rheumatology is the branch of general medicine concerned with the development, diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the joints, bones, muscles and connective tissue.
We offer outpatient clinics with Consultant Rheumatologists, supported by our Diagnostic Service for x-ray, ultrasound and MRI scanning. Your consultant also has access to other specialists within the hospital including our Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, Physiotherapists and Radiologists, to work with and refer to as appropriate. Whatever your joint or musculoskeletal conditions, we can care for you from diagnosis through to treatment and rehabilitation.
What are the conditions treated?
- Back and neck pain
- Connective tissue disease
- Degenerative joint disease
- Inflammatory arthritis
- Ligament injuries
- Lupus (inflammation of connective tissue)
- Muscle injuries
- Nerve entrapment (sciatica)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Soft tissue disorders such as tennis elbow and carpal tunnel
- Tendon injuries