West Midlands Muscle and joint management Clinic

There are over 200 conditions and disorders that affect the bones, joints, muscles, and soft tissues. A rheumatology specialist is specifically trained in the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions and can offer relief for chronic pain and discomfort. Conditions range from arthritis to lupus and gout and although some conditions are not curable, they can be managed with the right treatment and care.

Rheumatic conditions can cause pain, inflammation, swelling, discomfort, and difficulty in carrying on with everyday activities. 

At Summerfield Healthcare we offer quick, direct, and convenient appointments, including weekend appointments, with our experienced Rheumatologist, Dr Ayman Askari. 

Using a private rheumatology clinic means you can skip long waiting periods involved in referrals from the NHS or simply get an independent second opinion on a condition and potential treatments. 

We can help diagnose and manage your condition, providing treatment for a range of problems, including:

  • Persistent joint pain
  • Inflammation indicated by joint swelling
  • Tenderness of the joints
  • Stiffness, redness, heat on a joint
  • Joint deformity
  • Loss of range, motion, or flexibility
  • Fatigue, lack of energy, weakness

Depending on your symptoms and the initial assessment, we will be able to give you specialist advice and treatment for your condition or refer you further if necessary. Your initial exam may be a physical examination, or we may need to use other diagnostic tests to get a full idea of your condition. All of this will be discussed with you in detail during your consultation to ensure you feel comfortable with your course of care. 

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When to make an appointment at a rheumatology clinic

Joints are sensitive and joint damage can occur easily if symptoms are ignored or left untreated. Damage to joints is not always reversible either, so if you feel any joint pain it is always best to get it looked at by a specialist sooner rather than later. 

Certain joint conditions can also fluctuate in severity or improve with initial medication before flaring up again when the course of medication is complete. If this occurs, you should also seek medical advice as soon as possible.

Anyone with joint pain can benefit from a visit to a specialist, but it is especially important if you:

  • Experience muscle or joint pain that does not resolve normally
  • Have an autoimmune or rheumatic disease. These conditions run in families and can have a big impact on the severity and onset of a condition
  • Experience symptoms that worsen significantly over a short period of time.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic and often severe condition that massively impacts mobility and lifestyle. Rheumatoid arthritis usually appears in hands and feet but can impact any joint in the body. The condition usually develops between the ages of 30 and 50 and it is thought there may be a genetic link in those who suffer from the condition. If you have a history of rheumatoid arthritis in your family, you should speak to a rheumatologist for advice. 

At Summerfield Healthcare we offer treatments that allow you to live a much more active lifestyle with reduced disability. Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis can help reduce inflammation in the joints as well as relieve pain and prevent slow joint damage.

Your consultation

You can book a consultation at either our rheumatology clinic Wolverhampton or our rheumatology clinic Shrewsbury on a day and at a time that suits you. Our consultant will examine the affected area(s) and discuss the most appropriate treatment.

Consulting fees begin at £199.00 and follow up consultations are £129.00. As treatments vary from case to case the exact cost of your treatment will be discussed during your consultation.

You may be offered a range of treatments, including joint or intramuscular injections and privately prescribed medicines not available on the NHS.

Our Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr Ayman Askari is an experienced rheumatologist who specialises in the diagnosis and management of rheumatic conditions.

He has developed a knowledge base on biological agents such as Anti-TNFs as modern therapies for severe Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Psoriatic Arthritis as well as in the field of clinical bone and joint disorders, connective tissue diseases (SLE, Scleroderma, Sjogren’s), muscle disorders, and osteoporosis. 

Dr Askari takes a holistic approach in treatment and focuses on patient wellbeing over individual medical targets.

Dr Askari’s clinical interests include:

  • Behçet’s disease
  • Inflammatory joint disorders
  • Hypermobility and chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia/fatigue
  • Connective tissue disorder

Book an appointment

To book a consultation fill in our contact form, email your enquiry to [email protected] or call our reception team on 0333 9000 010

Summerfield Healthcare’s medical reception team are specially trained to deal with all enquiries in a professional, prompt and private manner.

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Although Summerfield Healthcare is a private practice our fees are low cost and structured with you in mind. Initial consultation fees are listed below:

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