Injuries and Conditions

Rheumatoid Arthritis Part 2

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

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 causes of joint […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

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 UK. About 1 […]

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Our USP

Posted on October 22, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

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 private hospitals. At ECP, he […]

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Calcific Tendonitis

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

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 calcification. Degenerative calcification appears to […]

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Patella Tendinitis

Posted on August 27, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

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 (PT) is associated with athletes, in […]

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Groin Strain

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

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, which has tendon defects at […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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

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 of the ring fingers (Figure 1). […]

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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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