Rheumatology

rheumatologyRheumatology 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 the Sandringham located just outside Kings Lynn we help diagnose and treat them.

Conditions treated

  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Lupus including full spectrum of connective tissue disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spondylitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Gout
  • 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 The Sandringham

Our rheumatology service at BMI The Sandringham Hospital, located in North Norfolk 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.

Should you like 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 receive prior to commencing any consultations. Whether you wish to use your medical insurance or self-pay you will need a referral letter from your GP to make an appointment.

For more information about our rheumatology services please call 01553 769770 or make an enquiry here