Rheumatology

“Painful Joints Can Ruin Your Life….Save Them For Better Well-being”

If you are experiencing pain, swelling and stiffness in and around your joints for more than few days and facing problems while carrying on your daily activities, then you must visit expert rheumatologists at Satyabhama Hospital to get relief. Our highly skilled rheumatologists have specialised experience in diagnosing and treating various conditions that affect your bones, joint, soft tissues, muscles and connective tissues.

They dedicatedly work towards enhancing the lives of thousands of patients suffering from simple, complex to life-threatening diseases like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoporosis, tendonitis, vasculitis, fibromyalgia and certain auto-immune diseases like scleroderma, lupus and dermatomyositis. We also offer continuous care for a number of regional musculoskeletal disorders that includes knee, shoulder and hip pain.

The Department of Rheumatology uses state-of-the art equipments and diagnostic procedures to recognise the unique symptoms of rheumatic diseases. Then they formulate an individualised treatment plan that best fits your needs as a whole person and helps you recover from debilitating diseases. Treatment plans offered to patients may include medications or therapy involving other healthcare professionals like physical & occupational therapists, physiotherapist, orthopaedic surgeons, podiatrists and rheumatology nurses. We continuously strive to improve the quality of life of our patients while maintaining international standards in all the medical services that we offer.

What Diseases / Conditions Are Diagnosed & Managed By A Rheumatologist?

  • Degenerative arthropathies
    • Osteoarthritis
  • Inflammatory arthropathies
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Spondyloarthropathies
    • Ankylosing spondylitis
    • Reactive arthritis (reactive arthropathy)
    • Psoriatic arthropathy
    • Enteropathic spondylitis
    • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)
    • Crystal arthropathies: gout, pseudogout
    • Septic arthritis
  • Systemic conditions and connective tissue diseases
    • Lupus
    • Sjögren’s syndrome
    • Scleroderma (systemic sclerosis)
    • Polymyositis
    • Dermatomyositis
    • Polymyalgia rheumatica
    • Mixed connective tissue disease
    • Relapsing Polychondritis
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Vasculitis
    • Microscopic Polyangiitis
  • Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly known as Churg-Strauss Syndrome)
  • Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly known as Wegener’s granulomatosis)
  • Polyarteritis nodosa
  • Henoch-Schönlein purpura
    • Serum sickness
    • Giant cell arteritis, Temporal arteritis
    • Takayasu’s arteritis
    • Behçet’s syndrome
    • Kawasaki’s disease (mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome)
    • Buerger’s disease (thromboangiitis obliterans)

Soft tissue diseases and lesions affecting the joints and structures around the joints including tendons, ligaments capsules, bursae, stress fractures, muscles, nerve entrapment, vascular lesions, and ganglia. For example:

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

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