The Rheumatology Department at Dallah Hospital provides accurate diagnosis and high quality treatment for rheumatoid diseases that affect the body's skin, joints, muscles and internal organs.

Rheumatologists treat more than 100 types of arthritis, including common diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, and rare diseases such as relapsing polychondritis. They also offer consultancy and continuing care for patients with regional musculoskeletal disorders such as shoulder pain, hip pain, and knee pain, as well as preoperative evaluation and recommendations for patients considering joint replacement and arthritis-related reconstructive surgeries.
Rheumatologic services include
  • Outpatient consultations
  • Outpatient specialty care for patients with chronic rheumatic diseases
  • Hospital consultations
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic intra-articular and soft tissue injections and aspirations
Rheumatoid Arthritis Service

Physicians provide comprehensive evaluations and organized care that improves the quality of life for those affected by rheumatoid arthritis and associated disorders.

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most debilitating forms of arthritis, causing joints to ache, swell, and eventually become deformed. The disorder's cause is unknown, but it's believed to be the body's immune system attacking the synovium — the tissue that lines one's joints.

Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may come and go over time, but generally include

  • Joint pain and swelling, especially in the smaller joints of the hands and feet
  • Joint and muscle aching or stiffness after sleep or long periods of rest
  • Loss of motion in the affected joints
  • Loss of strength in muscles attached to the affected joints
  • Severe fatigue during flare-ups
  • General sense of not feeling well
  • Deformity of the joints over time

Unlike osteoarthritis, which affects only the bones and joints, rheumatoid arthritis can also cause inflammation of tear glands, salivary glands, the lining of the heart and lungs, the lungs themselves, and in rare cases, the blood vessels.
The department offers specialty services
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Scleroderma (systemic sclerosis)
  • Seronegative arthritis
  • Raynaud's phenomenon
Services include expertise in areas
  • - Anticardiolipin syndrome
  • Corticosteroid injection
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Inflammatory muscle disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Relapsing polychondritis
Diseases Treated
  • - Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Raynaud's phenomenon / Raynaud's disease
  • Seronegative arthritis
  • Spondylitis (ankylosing spondylitis and other spondylarthritis illnesses)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus (Systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Ankylosing spondylitis and other spondyloarthropathies
  • Polymyositis/dermatomyositis
  • Scleroderma
  • Wegener's granulomatosus
  • Giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Vasculitis
  • Gout and pseudogout
  • Scleroderma (systemic sclerosis)
  • Behcet's disease
  • Sjögren's syndrome (a rare connective tissue disorder that often accompanies scleroderma, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis; its hallmark is chronic dryness of the eyes and mouth)
  • Relapsing polychondritis