Rheumatology investigates, diagnoses and manages patients with musculoskeletal conditions such as; rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
There are over 200 musculoskeletal conditions and disorders that affect the bones, joints, muscles and soft tissues and our team of specialist Rheumatology Consultants will help diagnose and treat them.
Common conditions treated at the Three Shires Hospital include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Lupus including full spectrum of connective tissue disorders
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica
- Soft tissue conditions with provision of steroid injections
- Autoimmune rheumatic disorders
- Spinal pain
Some of the most common concerns for seeing a rheumatologist are:
- Persistent joint pain
- Inflammation indicated by joint swelling
- Tenderness of the joints
- Stiffness, redness, warmth
- Joint deformity
- Loss of range of motion or flexibility
- Fatigue, lack of energy, weakness
How to access our services
Three Shires Hospital offers you fast, direct and convenient appointments with a consultant rheumatologist. Your consultant may be able to reassure you that what you are experiencing is nothing to be concerned about, or they can discuss treatment options that could relieve your symptoms so you can return to enjoying your life.
Together, you and your consultant will decide the most appropriate course of action for you and develop a treatment plan built around your needs and requirements.
Should you like to use your health insurance to see a Consultant Rheumatologist please ensure that your insurance company will cover this and any the treatment required, prior to booking an appointment.
Whether you wish to use your medical insurance or self-pay you will need a referral letter from your GP to make an appointment.