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Arthritis treatment

If you suffer from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis treatment can help. Book a specialist today.

Arthritis is a term used to describe a number of painful conditions of the joints and bones. Two of the main types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Cartilage (connective tissue) between the bones gradually wastes away (degenerates), and this can lead to painful rubbing of bone on bone in the joints. It may also cause joints to fall out of their natural positions (misalignment). The most frequently affected joints are in the hands, spine, knees and hips.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a more severe, but less common condition. The body's immune system attacks and destroys the joint, causing pain and swelling. It can lead to reduction of movement, and the breakdown of bone and cartilage.

There are over 200 forms of arthritis. More common forms include:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Cervical spondylitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Systemic lupus erythematosis (lupus)
  • Gout
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis

Specialists offering Arthritis treatment

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Dr Nap Cheung

Consultant Rheumatologist

MD FRCP

The Blackheath Hospital 1 more Chelsfield Park Hospital

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Professor Bruce Kidd

Consultant Rheumatologist

MB chB DM FRCP

The Blackheath Hospital 1 more The London Independent Hospital

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Dr Louise Dolan

Consultant Rheumatologist

MA (Cantab), MBBS, FRCP

The Blackheath Hospital

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