OSTEOARTHRITIS

osteoarthritis

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition that can affect the joints in your body. The most common joints that develop OA  are in the knees, hips, spine and hands. Osteoarthritis is an umbrella term that describes variable degeneration within the joint. It can cause inflammation around the joint, damage to the joint cartilage, […]

FROZEN SHOULDER (adhesive capsulitis)

Frozen Shoulder

What is a frozen shoulder? A frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a condition that causes severe pain, stiffness and loss of movement within the shoulder joint. This is a result of inflammation and capsular adhesions that occur in the ball and socket joint of the shoulder. A frozen shoulder generally occurs over three stages; freezing, […]

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you experience an ache, weakness, pins and needles and numbness in your wrist and hand you may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. What is a carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is where the median nerve may be compressed within the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is a passage that runs on the palmar surface […]