The types of conditions I see and treat regularly include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis and associated inflammatory arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee pain
  • Back or neck pain – Inflammatory back conditions such as Ankylosing Spondylitis or mechanical back pain
  • Soft tissue conditions such as tennis elbow, bursitis, shoulder and knee pain either from Sports, occupation or otherwise
  • Gout and pseudogout
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica and GCA
  • Osteomalacia and Paget’s Disease
  • Musculoskeletal problems for children under 16 years old and adults including inflammatory arthritis, hypermobility and gait and posture difficulties
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus and other associated connective tissue disease
  • Lyme Disease and musculo skeletal infections

 

Common treatments and investigations I can provide include:

Steroid Injections

Many rheumatological symptoms represent soft tissue overstrain or injury which may be treated with relatively painless steroid injections. These often help resolve symptoms that have continued for months.   Swollen inflamed joints, especially the knee and shoulder also respond well to injections

Bone Density Scanning

The assessment of Osteoporosis usually requires the use of a bone density scanner which is available via St Peter’s Hospital – the result help me to lead the patient to a rational and up to date treatment plan for osteoporosis

Imaging

Imaging with X rays is immediately available from the Runnymede hospital during consultations is necessary. CT scanning, PET scanning and ultrasound and MRI scanning can be booked at the patients convenience from clinic. All help provide a complete picture of the condition and guide me towards the best treatment plan.