BMI St Edmunds HospitalSt Mary's Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 2AA Directions
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Musculoskeletal conditions such as, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
It also focuses on autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, scleroderma; and bone health-related conditions, including osteoporosis.
With a special interest in all kinds of inflammatory arthritis, musculoskeletal ultrasound, polymyalgia rheumatica, connective tissue diseases and joint injections, our Consultant’s clinic interests include gout, inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, autoimmune connective tissue disease, and more.
Other conditions we see a lot in our clinic are:
Causing pain, inflammation, and stiffness in the muscles around the shoulders, neck and hips, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, or PMR, is a condition we see regularly at BMI St Edmunds.
The cause of the condition is unknown, but it is more common in people over the age of 70.
People who present with the condition may find their muscles are stiff when they wake up, and they may feel tired and suffer a loss of appetite.
At BMI St Edmunds, we may help the patient manage their condition with steroids (and other steroid sparing agents, if needed), which can help alleviate the pain and stiffness and help them enjoy a better quality of life.
Causing swelling and intense pain in the joints, gout is a common condition which affects the big toe or knees. A healthy diet is always advised for patients with gout, as symptoms can come about due to regular intake of fatty foods.
Plenty of exercise can help prevent further attacks, and we can offer several treatment modalities for the condition here at BMI St Edmunds.
A chronic condition which causes pain all over the body, other symptoms of fibromyalgia include extreme tiredness, stiffness in the muscles, difficulty sleeping and problems with memory.
We can help offer advice, support, and treatment guidance for fibromyalgia here in clinic. Our approach is patient-centred; we encourage patients to talk openly about their condition and symptoms, and we tend to arrive at a treatment plan together.
Managing and treating patients with a host of other conditions – including rheumatoid arthritis, early inflammatory arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), our Consultant Rheumatologist will ensure you get the best care.
Treatment usually takes some form of:
The patient would be monitored and followed-up, depending on how they respond to any prescribed medication. If any other specialists need to be involved, like Orthopaedic Consultants, the patient can be referred for a future appointment.
In patients who present with arthritis, the earlier it is diagnosed, the more effective it is to treat, dependent on the type of arthritis, says our Rheumatologist.
The common conception that arthritis always leads to disability is not true anymore, as there are a lot of effective drug treatments that are now available.
The earlier an appropriate diagnosis is made, the earlier we can offer effective treatments, which leads to less long-term mobility and disability issues.
During an initial consultation for any condition that falls under rheumatology at BMI St Edmunds, the Rheumatologist would:
Results can be discussed at the follow-up appointment, where a diagnosis will be made, and treatment commenced.
There are plenty of great reasons to choose BMI St Edmunds.
Every specialist working at BMI is an NHS-practicing consultant. This means the services they provide undergo a rigorous process of appraisal and recommendation.
Bedrooms with En-Suite Facilities
With 26 beds, with all rooms offering the privacy and comfort of en-suite facilities, views of the gardens, TV and high-speed Wi-Fi, our hospital is modern, clean, and comfortable.
We have an imaging department and physiotherapy team based here are there are three main theatres, one of which has been installed with lamina flow (clean air filter system).
A Dedicated Day Case Recovery Area
Our dedicated day case recovery area in our comfortable conservatory allows you to relax after your day case procedure. If you are staying with us, room service is provided to all inpatients by our catering team.
We have ample car parking spaces around the grounds, too, with a drop-off bay and disabled spaces directly opposite the entrance to the main hospital entrance for your convenience.
Thanks to the latest technology and on-site support services, our Rheumatologist can undertake a wide range of procedures here in clinic.
Here are some at-a-glance reasons why you might choose BMI St Edmunds for your consultation:
If you’re looking for treatment in our rheumatology clinic, BMI St Edmunds is a great choice.
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