Injuries and Conditions

Osteoarthritis Base of Thumb

Posted on June 18, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

In this month’s article, Neil Liffen, Clinical Director of East Coast Physio Ltd, focuses on osteoarthritis (OA) of the thumb. What is osteoarthritis? A condition which results in destruction of a joint is termed arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and it is often referred to as degenerative joint disease or ‘wear […]

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What is Bursitis?

Posted on June 3, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

People often get diagnosed with bursitis as a cause for their injury. In this picture we demonstrate what a bursitis looks like from an ultrasound perspective. Bursa are commonly found around joints and associated tendons to allow gliding of tissues during joint movement. Bursa are not normally visible. However, sometimes due to repetitive joint strain […]

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Patella Tendinopathy

Posted on May 28, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Pain at the front of your knee? There are numerous injuries to the front of your knee, otherwise known as anterior knee pain. Patella tendinopathy can be a painful condition which may cause pain and weakness to loading your leg, particularly during sport, on lounging, jumping and ascending/descending hills. Diagnostic ultrasound is an excellent tool […]

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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Posted on May 20, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Wrist pain – De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (DQT) is a painful condition in the first dorsal wrist extensor compartment. In this compartment, there is abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons. Normally, these two tendons slide smoothly through a fibrous sheath (i.e. a small tunnel, sometimes known as a pulley) that binds […]

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Sciatica

Posted on May 2, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Back pain comes in all shapes and sizes and sometimes difficult to pinpoint the precise source of pain. Sciatica has a more distinct pattern of pain and is defined as pain associated with the sciatic nerve, which can run from the lower back, into the buttocks and down the legs to the feet (it’s the […]

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Bakers Cyst

Posted on April 25, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Bakers Cyst (also known as a Popliteal cyst), is a fluid filled lump located on the back of the knee on the medial side. A Bakers Cyst likely occurs with age and is most commonly associated with knee osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis or gout. However, a Bakers Cyst is sometimes evident in the young due to […]

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Severe Mid Portion Achilles Tendinopathy

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

In our experience of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound we have scanned hundreds of Achilles tendons, but we have never scanned an Achilles which measures nearly 22mm. The tendon is grossly thickened with multiple tendon defects and significant vascularity on power doppler likely representing neovascularisation. Normally, an Achilles tendon only measures 4-5 mm!        

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Low Back Pain

Posted on April 4, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Low back pain (LBP) can be an extremely painful condition and significantly affecting quality of life. In a survey published in 2000 nearly 50% the adult population of the UK reported LBP lasting for at least 24 hours at some time in the year. In addition, it is estimated that 80% of adults will experience […]

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Tendinopathy

Posted on March 19, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Have you been told you have Tendinopathy? Tendinopathy, is an umbrella term to encompass different tendon disorders. Tendinopathy, also known as tendinitis or tendinosis, is a type of tendon disorder that results in pain, swelling, and impaired function. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is excellent tool for tendinopathy treatment, check out our ESWT page for further information. […]

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Knee Osteoarthritis

Posted on March 5, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

Concise Guide! Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis in the UK and one of the leading causes of disability. Symptomatic knee OA in people over 60 years affects 10-13% of the population. In one reported year, 25% of people over 55 years may demonstrate persistent episode of knee pain. The incidence of […]

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