Rheumatologist in Mumbai

I am a consultant and the best rheumatologist and arthritis specialist in Mumbai specializing in diagnosing and treating a range of diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system. I treat patients with rheumatological conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and many more. Also, I am a rheumatoid specialist.


I completed my MD (General Medicine) from Padmashree Dr. D Y Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai. Then, I joined Dr. Nimish Nanavati, a leading and best rheumatologist and rheumatoid arthritis specialist in Mumbai Mumbai, as a clinical assistant, where I received extensive training in all aspects of rheumatology. Later, I undertook a Fellowship in Rheumatology at P.D Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre. Rheumatology is an internal medicine and pediatrics subspecialty that focuses on joints, soft tissues, autoimmune illnesses, and heritable connective tissue disorders. Rheumatologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of rheumatic disorders.


I believe in working closely with my patients to help provide them with the best treatment in an efficient and timely manner. I currently offer my services as a consultant and best rheumatologist, also a rheumatoid arthritis specialist in Mumbai at Dr. Nanavati’s Centre for Rheumatology and Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital.


Our Clinic

At Dr. Nanavati’s Centre for Rheumatology, Mumbai, we provide exceptional care for arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions through diagnostic evaluation and management.

We take pride in providing you with comprehensive care by focusing on the symptoms and understanding the root cause of the problem. 


With our timely treatment and management, we help you get your functionality and quality of life back, with excellent outcomes. We are committed to ethical care and medical excellence. We aim to provide high standards of patient care at affordable prices.


Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment

For those with mild psoriatic arthritis, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) can help ease pain and inflammation. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, and others) and naproxen sodium are two NSAIDs that are available without a prescription (Aleve). Prescriptions are available for stronger NSAIDs.

Gout treatment

Gout pain and swelling can be relieved by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil) and naproxen (Aleve). It could take up to 24 hours for the relief to become effective. Capsaicin or other calming compounds in topical rubs (like aspercreme, Icy Hot, etc.)

About Dr. Rishabh Nanavati

Dr. Rishabh Nanavati is one of the best rheumatologists in Mumbai. He has many degrees to his name and is trained in all the subspecialties of rheumatology.

After completing his  MD (General Medicine)he did his specialization in  Medical Sciences, in rheumatology.

About Dr. Nanavati’s Centre for Rheumatology 

We provide outstanding care for arthritis and musculoskeletal problems through diagnostic evaluation and management at Dr. Nanavati's Centre for Rheumatology in Mumbai.


We take pleasure in providing you with complete care by focusing on the symptoms and determining the problem's fundamental cause.

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Rishabh Nanavati is, above all, one of the top rheumatologists and best rheumatologist doctors in Mumbai in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He has extensive experience and expertise in all aspects of rheumatology.

He has training and work experience.

All rheumatological treatment options are available under one roof.


With the latest and best technology and unique treatment concepts, we focus on comprehensive patient care and safety.

Dr. Rishabh Nanavati's centre is one of Mumbai's best rheumatology centres.



Psoriatic arthritis (PsA): Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is inflammatory arthritis that affects people with psoriasis, a skin condition that causes a red, scaly rash. Psoriatic arthritis usually affects the skin and joints, causing them to swell, stiffen, and hurt. If left untreated, inflammation can cause damage to joints and tissues over time.

A gout is a form of arthritis that causes severe joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. A gout is a form of arthritis that causes severe joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. It normally affects the big toe's joint. 

Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis

Lupus is a condition in which the body's immune system attacks your tissues and organs (an autoimmune disease). Lupus can cause inflammation in various body systems, including the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs. Lupus is difficult to diagnose because its symptoms and signs are pretty similar to those of other illnesses. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Prevention
  • Early diagnosis and treatment for control of disease  
  • Containment or Salvage  


Providing a holistic well rounded approach to treatment has been found to be the most effective strategy.


Rheumatology is a sub-specialty of medicine that deals with the diseases of the joints, soft tissues ( muscles, tendon, and ligaments), and autoimmune immune diseases. Rheumatology was derived from the term Rheumatism which means body pain or joint pain.

A rheumatologist is a physician doctor who has specialized training in the treatment of various types of arthritis and autoimmune immune diseases.

The word arthritis means inflammation ( swelling, redness, pain) of one or more joints. Arthritis is not a disease by itself but it is a symptom of some diseases.

Rheumatic diseases are autoimmune and inflammatory diseases that cause the immune system to attack a person’s joints, muscles, bones, and organs.

There are over 100 different types of arthritis. Common rheumatic diseases include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Connective Tissue Diseases like SLE, Sjogren Syndrome Scleroderma, etc.

  • Swelling in one or more joints. For instance, this might be your wrist, elbow, or knee or small joints of hands or feet.
  • Stiffness of the joints lasts for more than 30-45 minutes starting in the morning.
  • Joint pain and tenderness.
  • Inflammation: your joint can look red or feel warm to the touch.

If you experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms then a visit to a rheumatologist is required.

Patients must get diagnosed in the initial weeks to months following the onset of symptoms, known as the “window of opportunity “ and get appropriate treatment during this time frame to avoid long-term complications (joint damage and deformity).

Rheumatic diseases whether inflammatory or non-inflammatory, can reduce life expectancy and impact the quality of life.

Therefore, appropriate treatment is needed to minimize mortality. However, it is recommended that patients with co-morbidities such as hypertension and high blood cholesterol be reviewed regularly.

The fear of medication is perfectly reasonable. But this can also be due to a lack of information.

People seem to be more scared of the medication than the disease which in actuality should be the other way round.

A side effect of the disease is 100% which if not treated, can lead to joint damage, deformity, and significant organ involvement in more serious rheumatic diseases.

Due to fear of potential side effects, patients tend to either discontinue their medications or take them occasionally. This causes the disease to flare or become resistant to the existing medications.

Side effects of any medication are 2-3 % which can be managed with regular follow-up and lab parameters.

A rheumatologist specializes in the medical aspects of arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders, while an orthopedic surgeon specializes in injuries or surgical aspects. Ideally one should first visit a Rheumatologist and if required you will be referred to an orthopedic surgeon. He or she provides rheumatic diseases treatment

Is it possible that my inflammatory arthritis is causing my joint symptoms? 


What are the most common causes of inflammatory arthritis that aren't affecting my joints? 


Is it necessary for me to take a DMARD?


What can I do if my arthritis symptoms flare up?

Rheumatology is derived from the Greek term "rheuma," which means "flowing," and is found in the Hippocratic corpus. Hippocrates created several aphorisms about gout, which are now known as "gout aphorisms." Many renowned medieval paintings illustrate ailments of the joints. 

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