Tag Archives: Joint

Pain in the Neck!

Posted on February 18, 2020 by Lynne Dobson in Injuries and Conditions.

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 weighs on average 8-12 lbs! […]

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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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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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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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