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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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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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Avulsion Fracture

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Lynne Dobson in Case Studies.

Last week in the clinic a 42 year old male patient suffering with pain on the lateral ankle following twisting it 4 months ago came to see us. An x-ray discovered an avulsion fracture to the base of the fifth metatarsal. An ultrasound was then performed to assess the integrity of the peroneal brevis tendon […]

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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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