Rheumatology

The Consultants of Healthpoint's Department of Rheumatology treat patients suffering from a broad range of conditions impacting the joints, bones, blood vessels and connective tissues.

Using the latest technologies available, the Department of Rheumatology works closely with Abu Dhabi Knee & Sports Medicine Centre, Wooridul Spine Centre (both located within Healthpoint) and Healthpoint’s other internal medicine providers to help patients reduce or eliminate their pain and enhance their quality of life.

The Department welcomes patients seeking advice on conservative solutions to managing their pain.​

While the Department’s scope includes the diagnosis, management and treatment of over 100 conditions, this list includes conditions of the:​

Joints, such as:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (arthritis of small joints, usually of the hands and feet)
  • Spondyloarthropathies, including:
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis (arthritis of the spine)
    • Psoriatic Arthritis (arthritis in patients with the skin condition Psoriasis)
  • Gout (form of arthritis resulting in sudden pain, burning or swelling of a joint)
  • Other related rheumatic conditions that affect the joints

Bones and Cartilage, such as:

  • Osteoporosis (brittle bones)
  • Osteoarthritis (wearing down of cartilage)
  • Osteonecrosis (reduced blood flow to bones)

Non-articular (Soft Tissue) and Regional Musculoskeletal Conditions, such as:

  • Fibromyalgia (condition resulting in widespread pain and fatigue, sleep and memory loss, and mood issues)
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Bursitis (inflammation of the bursa, around the bones and soft tissues); tendonitis (inflammation of the tendons) and other conditions resulting in inflammation

Nervous System, such as:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (tingling and pain in hands)
  • Meralgia Paresthetica (tingling and burning pain in the thigh)
  • Other nerve compression syndromes

Auto-Immune Diseases, such as:

  • Lupus (a chronic inflammatory disease)
  • Inflammatory muscle diseases (i.e. Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis)
  • Systemic Sclerosis (a disease of the connective tissues)
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome (a condition that leads to arthritis and dry mouth and eyes)
  • Other connective tissue diseases

Circulatory System, such as:

  • Raynaud’s Syndrome (condition resulting in reduced blood flow)
  • Behcet’s Disease (inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body)
  • Vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels) including Temporal or Giant Cell Arteritis, Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (formerly Wegener’s Granulomatosis; a disease of the blood vessels affecting the sinuses, lungs and kidneys), and other vasculitides

The Department also handles a variety of other autoimmune and connective tissue diseases.