Rheumatology investigates diagnoses and manages patients with musculoskeletal conditions such as, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. There are over 200 musculoskeletal conditions and disorders that affect the bones, joints, muscles and soft tissues and at BMI St Edmunds hospital located in the heart of Bury St Edmunds we help diagnose and treat them.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Lupus including full spectrum of connective tissue disorders
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica
- Soft tissue conditions with provision of steroid injections
- Autoimmune rheumatic disorders
- Spinal pain
Reasons to see a consultant rheumatologist
Some of the most common concerns for seeing a rheumatologist are:
- Persistent joint pain
- Inflammation indicated by joint swelling
- Tenderness of the joints
- Stiffness, redness, warmth
- Joint deformity
- Loss of range of motion or flexibility
- Fatigue, lack of energy, weakness
How to access services at BMI St Edmunds
Our rheumatology service at BMI St Edmunds Hospital, located in Suffolk offers you fast, direct and convenient appointments with a consultant rheumatologist. Your consultant may be able to reassure you that what you are experiencing is nothing to be concerned about or they can discuss treatment options that could relieve your symptoms so you can return to enjoying your life.
Together, you and your consultant rheumatologist can decide the best route for you and develop a tailor made treatment package to achieve optimum results.
You can self-refer to the BMI St Edmunds Hospital to access rheumatology services. If you would like to use your private health insurance, you will require a referral letter from your GP. If you plan to use your health insurance to see a rheumatology consultant please ensure that your insurance company will cover the treatment that you would like to have prior to commencing any consultations.