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, […]

LATERAL HIP PAIN (Trochanteric bursitis)

lateral hip pain

Lateral hip pain is pain that originates at the side of the hip, over the bony prominence called the greater trochanter.  The main area of pain will occur around this bone but commonly extends down the side of the thigh and even into the top of the lower leg, below the knee.  Pain may also […]

KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS (KNEE OA)

Knee osteoarthritis

What is knee osteoarthritis (Knee OA)? Knee OA is a condition that can affect one or both of your knee joints. It is characterised by the destruction of cartilage, leading to rough and uneven joint surfaces.  Knee OA may present with pain during weight-bearing activities, swelling around the knee particularly after exercise or a feeling […]

HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS (HIP OA)

hip osteoarthritis

What is a hip osteoarthritis (HIP OA)? Hip OA is a condition that can affect one or both of your hip joints.  It is characterised by the destruction of cartilage, leading to rough and uneven joint surfaces. Hip OA may present with pain during weight-bearing activity or pain when sleeping. The pain may vary in […]

GOLFER’S ELBOW/ MEDIAL EPICONDYLITIS

Golfers Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow is an overuse injury to the tendon that connects the forearm muscle to the inside of the elbow. It commonly occurs in the 40-60-year-old age group. What is Golfer’s Elbow? Golfer’s elbow is an overuse condition to the forearm flexor which results in pain and discomfort.  There is usually pain and tenderness on […]

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, […]

BACK PAIN

Man holding sore back

Back pain is pain that is felt in the lower part of the spine.  It is a sign that the joints, muscles or other parts of the back are injured, strained or not working properly.  Back pain is very common with four out of five people experiencing it at some time in their lives.  Most […]