Rheumatology is a multidisciplinary branch of medicine dealing with the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other musculoskeletal and auto-immune diseases (when the body comes under attack from its own immune system) which affect the joints, muscles and bones.
There are more than 200 disorders affecting joints, bones, muscles and soft tissues, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, frozen shoulder, trigger finger and tendonitis.
Rheumatic diseases can be serious and are often difficult to diagnose and treat.
Our Experienced, Equipped and Private GPs
At Baddow Hospital, our Private GPs have the experience and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure a comfortable and speedy diagnosis which will enable us to agree upon a unique, multi-disciplinary programme created specifically to alleviate your symptoms.
Our Consultant Rheumatologists, Private GPs, nurses and support teams are totally committed to a patient-focused approach and, whether you’re a new patient at Baddow Hospital or you’re simply seeking information about our Hospital or rheumatological conditions, explore our site and learn more.
The Right Choice
At Baddow Hospital, we understand you have options. This is why are raising the bar on rheumatology care. Our aim is for Baddow Hospital to be the first choice for patients in Essex requiring rheumatology care.
Some of the rheumatology diseases we treat at Baddow Hospital are listed below. For further information, please contact us.
Rheumatology diseases fall broadly into three categories:
- Soft tissue conditions such as frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel, back pain, tennis elbow etc
- Degenerative joint diseases, including osteoarthritis and osteoporosis
- Autoimmune/inflammatory diseases, including polymyalgia rheumatica, lupus, gout and rheumatoid arthritis.
Connective tissue (autoimmune) and inflammatory diseases
Connective tissue diseases are associated with a variety of symptoms including impaired circulation in the hands and feet (Raynaud’s disease), rash, fatigue, mouth ulcers, dry eyes and mouth, arthritis, recurrent miscarriage and previous blood clots.
It is important to identify these conditions early as they can be serious.
Inflammation of the joints caused by the immune system is seen in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. These conditions need to be treated early to prevent irreversible joint damage.
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Rheumatology Clinic Times:
Alternate Tuesday evenings
To make an appointment call 01245 474070 or email Enquiries@baddowhospital.co.uk
Our Rheumatology Consultants