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Rheumatology

At Sevenoaks Medical Centre, our rheumatology services cover the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of all conditions that affect joints, bones, muscles and tendons.

The conditions we are able to assist with include:

  • Shoulder stiffness or knee discomfort following a sporting injury or unusual exercise
  • Lower back pain
  • Joint swelling
  • Generalised stiffness
  • Inflammatory disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and connective tissue disease
  • Osteoporosis

Whatever the condition, it has become clear that earlier diagnosis and treatment can greatly improve the outcome of treatment.

The past 20 years have seen a forward leap in the quality of the treatment of rheumatic disorders. Advances in technology, understanding and techniques have had far reaching impacts on orthopaedics, physiotherapy and rheumatology.

Advances in rheumatology have not just been made possible through the discovery of new drugs, but also through the implementation of improved radiology and scanning techniques, which have allowed for more efficient and accurate diagnosis.

As progress and research in orthopaedics and sports medicine continues, this means that many general rheumatic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and lupus can now be brought completely under control, if diagnosis and treatment are completed earlier. Many of the chronic conditions once considered difficult, including lower back pain, various problems with shoulders and arthritis of the knee, can now be successfully treated and effectively managed.

These advances have also helped with occupational therapy and the study and prevention of injury in the workplace. Our consultant rheumatologists have extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and work with other experts in the field, to deliver world-class treatment.

Rheumatology treatment at Sevenoaks Medical Centre

It is now possible to get world-class treatment without needing to visit the centre of London. Allowing a more convenient route to treatment without the need to commute.

We believe that a quicker diagnosis enables a quicker start to treatment, which can aid in achieving a full recovery. To that end, we aim for same and next day appointments in order for you to meet with one of our consultants.

From there our dedicated consultants and expert staff, including diagnostic technicians and physiotherapists, will plan out the best course of treatment, tailored to your specific needs and goals. Utilising the latest advances in the field of rheumatology, we aim to bring the best possible outcome, a life free from pain and discomfort brought by successful treatment and effective pain management.

If you require any additional information about our rheumatology services or would like to book an appointment with one of our consultants, please call 01732 775 800 or use our online booking form.