Tag Archives: Inflammation

Rheumatoid Arthritis Part 3

Posted on January 5, 2020 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

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 and to advise […]

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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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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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Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciitis

Posted on September 15, 2018 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

This month, Neil Liffen, director of East Coast Physio Ltd (ECP) discusses plantar fasciitis (PF), which is one of the most common conditions affecting the foot. Plantar fasciitis may be confused with ‘policeman’s heel’ but they are different. Policeman’s heel is called plantar calcaneal bursitis – inflammation of the sack of fluid (bursa) under the […]

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