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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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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

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

Wrist pain – De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (DQT) is a painful condition in the first dorsal wrist extensor compartment. In this compartment, there is abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons. Normally, these two tendons slide smoothly through a fibrous sheath (i.e. a small tunnel, sometimes known as a pulley) that binds […]

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