Rheumatology is a field of medicine
which specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions
affecting joints, muscles and bones.
Many of these conditions are caused by imbalance of the immune
system, and can also affect the skin and other internal organs.
Our team includes:
We are based on the third floor of the Great Western
Hospital, Osprey Unit.
We also run clinics at:
There are over 100 rheumatic diseases.
For more information on some of the most commonly treated,
please follow the links below:
Please see our Dictionary of Rheumatological Terms for
help with commonly used terms.
Please see the Oxford Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology
Centre (OxPARC) website (www.noc.nhs.uk/oxparc).
There is a lot you can do to make living with a rheumatological
condition more manageable.
Many aspects of your lifestyle influence your disease and making
small changes can often decrease pain, stiffness and other
difficulties associated with your condition.
This means that a large part of your treatment is within your
You have the power to substantially improve your quality of
Please have a look at our tips on Diet and Exercise and Sex, Sleep and
Fatigue for more information.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put it right.
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