Private Rheumatologist Woodford

Rheumatology deals with the investigation, diagnosis and management of people living with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.  These issues are usually caused by problems in the immune system, inflammation, infections, or the gradual deterioration of joints, muscles and bones.

Rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions affect soft tissues, joints, bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and muscles.  In rheumatology, the two abbreviations MSK (musculoskeletal) and RMD (rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases) are commonly used to describe the same conditions.

Rheumatology: some stats

Every year 20% of the UK’s population visit GPs with these MSK symptoms.  And approximately half a million of the UK’s adults have rheumatoid arthritis.  Further still, about 80% of those living with rheumatoid arthritis also have a comorbid condition to deal with too.

More stats to consider are that there are approximatly 20,000 new rheumatology patients per year.  1.8M people have gout.  And 120,000 children in the UK have juvenile idiopathic arthritis.  In fact, rheumatic issues can present themslves in people at any age.

Gender and rheumatology

Rheumatoid arthritis is 2-3 times more common in women, sadly.  Due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors, worth noting too, smoking and being overweight can significantly increase the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

With regard to men, ankylosing spondylitis is a more common issue.  Ankylosing spondylitis is a condition that sees the spine and other areas of the body become inflamed.  This causes back pain and stiffness, and whilst it can affect anyone, it is most common in young men, starting in the late teens and into the early 20s.

Why Dr Naveen Bhadauria?

Dr Bhadauria sees on average about 50-60 patients per week in the rheumatology clinic and also on the wards.  He regularly performs joint injections in the knee, shoulder, wrist and carpal tunnel, averaging about 5-10 injections per week.  He also providing platelet-rich plasma joint injections, which is establishing itself as a highly successful form of medical technology for the treatment of joint arthritis.  Because of this extensive, regular treatment, your rheumatology condition will be in the best possible hands.

Make an appointment with Dr Bhadauria

If you’re ready to make your appointment with Dr Bhadauria, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Just contact Medical Secretary, Daniela Ryan, by telephone on 07943 404279 or 07806 683980.

Alternatively, you can contact her via email – [email protected]