Diseases diagnosed or managed by the rheumatologist include

Diseases treated by Rheumatologists

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Enteropathic spondylitis
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)
  • Gout, pseudogout
  • Septic arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis, osteomalasia
  • Hypermobility syndrome

Systemic conditions and connective tissue diseases

  • Microscopic Polyangiitis
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Wegener’s granulomatosis
  • Polyarteritis nodosa
  • Henoch-Schönlein purpura
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Polychondritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Giant cell arteritis, Temporal arteritis
  • Takayasu’s arteritis
  • Behçet’s syndrome
  • Kawasaki’s disease

Soft Tissue Rheumatism

Local diseases and lesions affecting the joints and structures around the joints including tendons, ligaments capsules, bursae, nerve entrapment, vascular lesions.
For example:

  • Low back pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Olecranon bursitis

A Healthy Joint

In a healthy joint, the ends of bones are encased in smooth cartilage. Together, they are protected by a joint capsule lined with a synovial membrane that produces synovial fluid. The capsule and fluid protect the cartilage, muscles, and connective tissues.

A Joint With Osteoarthritis