back pain & sports injury clinic
We diagnose your symptons, explain to you why you have developed the problem and what we can do to ease your pain and prevent further episodes. Listed below are some of the more common injuries that are treated at our clinic.
Arthritis means 'joint inflammation'. There are over 100 rheumatic diseases and other conditions that cause pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints. To keep it simple there are two basic types that you will hear about:
Osteoarthritis: Wear and tear of joints which we all get but to various degrees depending on how we have abused or looked after certain joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis which affects not just joints but many other structures such as skin, eyes & internal organs.
Causes are not definitely known, but for some reason the body detects these affected joints as foreign, and attacks itself. It varies greatly among people. Some have periods of remission, one off attacks, or maybe years of attacks. Others are significantly debilitated.
A Cure for Arthritis?
There are thousands of so called cures on the market, but currently management is what helps. Our experienced muscular skeletal specialists diagnose the state of the affected area and design a detailed programme of rehabilitation to ease, loosen, strengthen and support the joint to reduce exacerbating the condition.