We diagnose and treat conditions of the joints and muscles. Our team includes doctors, specialist nurses, physiotherapists, podiatrists (foot specialists) and a psychiatrist. The service is based at Orpington Hospital. Outpatient clinics are also held at Princess Royal University Hospital and Beckenham Beacon.

We treat inflammatory conditions including:

  • rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
  • gout and pseudogout
  • connective tissue diseases, such as SLE (lupus) and Sjogren’s syndrome (inflammation of the eye glands)
  • temporal arteritis (inflammation of the head and neck arteries) and polymyalgia rheumatic (PMR)
  • vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels).

We also see patients with non-inflammatory conditions including:

  • osteoarthritis
  • complicated back pain
  • regional joint pain
  • chronic pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia.

Contact

Orpington Hospital, Princess Royal University Hospital and Beckenham Beacon

Appointment queries, tel: 01689 865232

For GPs and referrers

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