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Rheumatology

Rheumatology is a branch of internal medicine and paediatrics that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases.


Rheumatologists specialise in diagnosing and treating rheumatic diseases affecting joints and connective tissue. These conditions include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, osteoarthritis, connective tissue diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, sjogren’s syndrome, myositis, vasculitis, chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia, bone diseases like osteoporosis and rare diseases like sarcoidosis, IgG4 related disease.

Aster Clinic has rheumatology centres in Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi, where you can work with the best doctors to treat your rheumatic condition. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve a better quality of life by offering comprehensive care from an early stage to prevent future complications from developing.

When to Consult with A Rheumatologist?

If you have any of the following signs or symptoms, it may be time to consider consulting with a rheumatologist:

  • Painful joints that affect your daily activities
  • Joint stiffness and swelling
  • Low back pain, neck pain
  • Inflammation of tendons around your joints (tendinitis) Eg: heels, soles, elbows
  • Bursitis (inflammation of a small fluid-filled sac within a joint)
  • Weakness of muscles
  • Chronic fever along with fatigue, nausea or weight loss
  • Dry eyes, dry mouth
  • Skin tightening
  • Skin rashes or sores
  • Fibromyalgia (a syndrome characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, other neuropathies
  • Recurrent redness of eyes

Procedures and Treatments Offered Across Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi

Since its founding in 1987, Aster Clinics has expanded throughout the Middle East. We are dedicated to providing high-quality medical treatment with the highest level of professionalism and ethics.

Aster Clinic offers patients with rheumatic disorders cutting-edge medical care through its broad network of hospitals. Among our speciality services are:

  • X-rays
  • Ultrasounds
  • MRIs
  • Bone scans
  • CT scans
  • Physiotherapy
  • Joints and soft tissue injections

Various procedures are followed to identify the type of rheumatic disorder:

  • Blood tests measure levels of certain proteins in the blood that are released by damaged tissue (for example, anti-nuclear antibodies).
  • Imaging techniques

Treatment aims to control symptoms like pain and swelling, increase the range of motion, prevent joint damage and maintain quality of life. The doctor will recommend the best treatment based on your age, overall health and the severity of your disease. Treatment modalities include oral medicines, injectables, local injections and physical therapies.

Our medical professionals are dedicated to providing patients with high-quality care by developing individualised treatment regimens. Contact us immediately if you want more details about available treatments or to make an appointment at one of our clinics.

Why Is Aster Clinics Home to The Best Rheumatologists in Dubai?

Aster Clinics is home to expert rheumatologists in Dubai who specialise in treating rheumatic diseases. Our specialists are highly trained and qualified to treat all types of rheumatic disorders as mentioned above.

Our mission is to provide outstanding care for patients with rheumatic diseases by providing them with the best medical expertise available. Rheumatologists work closely with other specialists such as physiatrists (physicians specialising in physical medicine and rehabilitation), orthopaedic surgeons and primary care physicians to provide comprehensive medical care for people with rheumatic diseases.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?
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RA is a long-term autoimmune condition that makes joints inflamed. Although it often affects the hands and feet, it can also impact other body parts, including the neck, jaw, and shoulders. RA may make these joints and the surrounding muscles painful and stiff. RA, over time, can weaken bone structure and make movement challenging. It can also involve lungs, heart and skin.

When should I consult my doctor regarding RA?
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It would be best to visit your doctor as soon as you notice any symptoms. Early detection can lessen the possibility of joint injury and impairment. Early detection also enables medical professionals to treat your illness with drugs that might help halt or slow down its course.

What types of conditions do rheumatologists treat?
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Rheumatologists treat a wide range of conditions including autoimmune diseases, osteoarthritis, soft tissue injuries like bursitis or tendinitis.

What distinguishes an orthopaedic surgeon from a rheumatologist?
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Rheumatologists are physicians specialising in diagnosing and treating autoimmune diseases. They are experts at treating diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, osteoarthritis, connective tissue diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, sjogren’s syndrome, myositis, vasculitis, chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia, bone diseases like osteoporosis and rare diseases like sarcoidosis, IgG4 related disease. Orthopaedic surgeons specialise in treating broken bones (fractures), torn ligaments and tendons, cartilage injuries and other musculoskeletal problems that affect movement, such as shoulder dislocations caused by falls or sports-related injuries.

What is gout?
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Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the joints, which triggers an acute attack or flare-up of symptoms that include: sudden severe pain and tenderness in one joint — usually the big toe — along with redness, warmth and swelling around that joint.

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