Dr Rajkumar Ariyaratnam

Consultant Rheumatologist


Clinical Interests

Inflammatory Arthritis

Soft Tissue Rheumatism


Muscle disorders

Entrapment neuropathies

Nerve conduction studies (EMG)

As a Consultant in Rehabilitation Dr Ariyaratnam is also trained in giving botox injections for patients with spasticity. 


Personal profile

Dr Ariyaratnam trained in Sri Lanka before moving to the UK to take a post as a Consultant in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation in 1995 in the North West.  

In addition to his rheumatology practice Dr Ariyaratnam trains postgraduates in his NHS practice at East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust. He is also an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians of London.

Dr Ariyaratnam is married to a Consultant Paediatrician and has two children who are both NHS Doctors. He is a keen cricketer and played cricket for school and University teams as well at Leyland Cricket Club. Other hobbies include walking, Sri Lankan cooking and listening to music.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London

Member of the British Society of Rheumatology

General Medical Council

British Medical Association

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