Specialises in the treatment and diagnosis of the immune system its disorders and rheumatic diseases.
Arthritis – This condition causes pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints and body structures, such as tendons, muscles, bones and ligaments.
Bursitis – Swelling and irritation of a bursa, a fluid-filled sac, affects the shoulder, knee, or hip.
Carpal tunnel syndrome – A condition where the median nerve is squeezed as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist, narrow space.
Connective tissue disease – Conditions where the connective tissues become inflamed or damaged. Or could be inherited or caused by environmental factors.
Infectious arthritis – An infection in the joint (synovial) fluid and joint tissues. Often occurs due to an injection, surgery, or injury.
Lupus – An Autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the body’s cells and tissue, resulting in widespread, chronic inflammation and tissue damage.
Myositis – This condition causes the muscle to swell and degenerate. Caused due to an infection, injury, or exercise, certain medicines, or a chronic disease.
Paget’s disease – A chronic disorder which can result in enlarged and misshapen bones. Which is accompanied by pain, fractures, and arthritis in the joints near the affected bones.
Polymyositis – This type of chronic disorder leads to the swelling in the muscles.
Raynaud’s disease – This causes decreased blood flow to the fingers, and less frequently to the ears, toes, nipples, knees, or nose, in reaction to cold exposure or due to emotional behaviour.
Rheumatoid Arthritis – Chronic, autoimmune disease can be very painful and cause joints to become stiff on both sides of the body that enlarge and deform.
Scleroderma – A chronic and degenerative disease that affects the joints, skin, and internal organs. Scleroderma is also related to blood vessel abnormalities.
Vasculitis Syndrome – Group of diseases characterised by inflammation of the blood vessels.