The pain of osteoarthritis can be debilitating. As we age, the cartilage that cushions our joints naturally starts to wear down. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that speeds up cartilage loss, damaging the joint surface and causing the bones to rub together. This creates inflammation and pain.
We commonly use the term “hairline fracture” to refer to a specific type of fracture that typically occurs in the foot or lower leg. But, what is a hairline fracture and what is the difference between this and an ordinary fracture?
Pain from tendon injuries can be debilitating. It causes discomfort and tiredness and can prevent you from doing the things you enjoy. Have you heard about Shockwave Therapy and how it is used as a safe and effective treatment for tendon pain?
If you’re going to be having foot or ankle surgery in the near future, there are some things you can be doing right now to prepare and ensure you make a full and speedy recovery. Taking a few minutes now to read these tips will help you be both mentally and physically prepared for your operation.
With tennis season being in full swing, you may have been watching some of the Wimbledon matches in recent weeks. Tennis, like any other sport, is loved by both professional athletes as well as amateurs that enjoy playing as a way to keep fit, healthy and agile. Due to the nature of tennis though, players do incur injuries, that often need treatment. Here we look at a couple of common tennis-related injuries and how to treat them.
Sprained ankles are common. It only takes an over-enthusiastic run down the stairs, or a mis-judgement of a pavement height to turn your ankle or twist your foot, after which you will likely feel a sharp pain and have to hobble home. It is important to diagnose a sprain from a fracture though and there are also some practical tips on how you can assist a quick recovery.
Minimally invasive surgery has been advancing over the past few decades, meaning that people suffering with a wide range of conditions can benefit from more sophisticated techniques that result in the same outcome but with less pain and a shorter recovery time. What minimally invasive techniques are used in orthopaedic surgery? Are you suitable for surgery using minimally invasive techniques?
Maybe you took part in the recent London marathon. Or, perhaps you are relatively new to distance running and are building up to participate in a 5k. Whatever the event, or even if you run just to keep in shape, injury during training can be not only painful, but frustrating and disappointing too. Most running injuries occur from overuse and repetitive strain. How can you deal with some of the most common running injuries?
If you are experiencing musculoskeletal pain or injury, and are in the process of seeking or having treatment, it is useful to have a basic understanding of the relevant anatomy and terminology you are likely to hear through the process. Whilst your doctor will explain in detail everything in detail too, here we cover the basics about bones, joints, cartilage, meniscus, labrum, muscles, ligaments and tendons.