Pain in the Neck!

Pain in the Neck!

February 18th, 2020

Neck pain is becoming increasingly common and causes considerable impact on individuals with an estimated 1 year incidence of neck pain, ranging between 10- 21%, with a higher incidence noted in office and computer workers.

The majority of neck pain is classified as simple mechanical neck pain. The human head…

Rheumatoid Arthritis Part 3

January 5th, 2020

RA
In part 3, Neil Liffen, of East Coast Physio, discusses the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

The importance of early diagnosis and treatment
If your doctor suspects that you have RA, you will usually be referred to a joint specialist, a rheumatologist to confirm the diagnosis…

Rheumatoid Arthritis Part 2

December 4th, 2019

RA
In part 2, Neil Liffen, of East Coast Physio, discusses general diagnosis and investigations of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

How is RA diagnosed?
When you first develop joint pains, it may at first be difficult for a doctor (or rheumatologist) to say that you definitely have RA, because there are many other…

Rheumatoid Arthritis

November 19th, 2019

RA
This month Neil Liffen, of East Coast Physio focuses on Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) with Part 2 next month.

What is RA?
RA is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in your joints and the main symptoms are joint pain and swelling. It’s the second most common form of arthritis in the…

Our USP

October 22nd, 2019

OUR UNIQUE SELLING POINT?
What do we offer which is unique to other similar services? Neil Liffen combines his working week working as a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist and as a diagnostic musculoskeletal sonographer. He performs in excess of 5000 diagnostic examinations per year in radiology departments at several NHS and…

Calcific Tendonitis

October 3rd, 2019

Calcific tendonitis (CT) refers to a deposit of calcium (bone) in a tendon. Commonly, CT is associated with the rotator cuff (tendons at the shoulder), but is not uncommon in the Achilles (heel), Patella (knee) and Gluteal (lateral hip) tendons.

The literature describes two types of CT; degenerative and reactive…

Patella Tendinitis

August 27th, 2019

Pain at the front of your knee or anterior knee pain, commonly affects people of all ages and abilities. Your pain maybe caused by patella tendinitis, also known as jumpers knee, or patella tendinopathy. The patella tendon attaches your knee cap (patella) to your shinbone (tibia). Frequently, patella tendinitis…

Groin Strain

August 20th, 2019

Groin strains are very common in multi-directional sports, such as football, particularly at the start of a football season. Some of the risk factors are multi-directional movements and sudden increase in tissue loading, especially at the start of a football season.

In this figure we demonstrate, the common adductor tendon,…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

July 19th, 2019

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a relatively common condition that causes a tingling sensation, numbness and sometimes pain in the hand and fingers. Usually, symptoms develop gradually and start off being worse during the night or early in the morning. They tend to affect the thumb, index, middle and half…

Osteoarthritis Base of Thumb

June 18th, 2019

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…

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