Symptoms I treat: 


  • Joint pain

  • Joint stiffness

  • Joint swelling

  • Back. Neck pain +/- stiffness

  • Muscle pain +/- stiffness

  • Sciatica or shooting or burning pains down arms or legs

  • Pins and needles (or numbness) in hands / fingers or feet

  • Fatigue with muscle / joint tenderness, poor sleep and exhaustion

  • High levels of inflammation and immune activity

  • Headache with scalp tenderness (associated with fatigue, muscle aching and stiffness)

  • Back pain related to osteoporosis and fractures

I can assess your symptoms and make a diagnosis


I can prescribe appropriate medications to control or cure your symptoms


I can give you appropriate advice (including written advice) regarding your condition to aid treatment and ease or settle your symptoms


I can inject joints that requires injection to ease your joint pain and /or swelling


I can give you advice and written information regarding self-management


I can provide written information about various Rheumatological conditions


I can make referrals to other consultants or other professionals as required e.g.


  • I can refer you to an Orthopaedic surgeon if you need a knee or hip replacement or if you need shoulder, foot, ankle, hand, wrist, back or neck surgery

  • I can refer you to a specialist physiotherapist if you require rehabilitation or specialist exercises for a particular joint area

  • I can refer you podiatrist if you require gait analysis or orthotics


There are at least 200 differant conditions that can cause joint systems.

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (including when associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease)

  • Gout (often of the big toe) & Pseudo Gout (often of the knee or wrist)

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (also called SLE or Lupus)

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Reactive Arthritis

  • Psoriatic Arthritis

  • Scleroderma

  • Sjogren's Syndrome

  • Myositis (including Polymyositis or Dermatomyositis)

  • Osteoporosis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Soft Tissue Rheumatism

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Golfer's Elbow

  • Plantar Fascitis

  • Achilles Tendinitis

  • Back or Neck pain

  • Vertebral Disc Prolapse

  • Shoulder Pain

I treat the following diseases: