Some Disease Treated by Rheumatologist

Specializing in Treatment of all Rheumatic Diseases/ Autoimmune diseases/ arthritis/ musculoskeletal disorders including-

The rheumatic diseases show peculiar presentations, multisystem involvement and chronicity. The need periodic monitoring and medications for long duration.

Degenerative arthropathies

  • Osteoarthritis –Osteoarthritis Knees, Cervical & Lumbar spondylosis

Inflammatory arthropathies

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Reactive arthritis (Reactive arthropathy)
  • Psoriatic arthritis (Psoriatic arthropathy)
  • Enteropathic spondylitis
  • Seronegative arthritis
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

Arthropathies associated with endocrine, haematological & metabolic condition

Systemic conditions and connective tissue diseases

  • Lupus
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Scleroderma (systemic sclerosis)
  • Polymyositis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Sarcoidosis


  • 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. (tendinitis, bursitis) For example:
  • Low back pain, neck pain
  • Shoulder pain ie – Frozen shoulder
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Elbow pain i.e – Tennis elbow, Golfer’s elbow, Olecranon bursitis

Crystal deposition disorders

  • Gout
  • Pseudo gout

Metabolic bone disease

  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteomalacia
  • Paget disease

Infective arthritis

  • Septic arthritis
  • Post viral arthritis – post dengue, post chikungunia arthritis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteoarticular Tuberculosis
  • Hansens disease
  • Brucellosis


  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Complex regional pain syndromes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sports and exercise medicine
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
  • Back pain- pain that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine.
  • Knee pain- patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Various aches and pain in body
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Erythema Nodosum
  • Avascular Necrosis of bone (AVN)
  • Reflex Sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS)
  • Remitting Seronegative symmetrical synovitis with Pitting Edema (RS3PE)
  • Relapsing Polychondritis