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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a “rheumatic disease”, that can affect the organs and systems of the whole body. It is a serious, long-term, and progressive condition, but one in which there are often periods in which the disease does not cause any symptoms. Fortunately, modern treatment can prolong these symptoms-free periods and slow the disease […]

3 Types of Spine Deformity: Kyphosis, Scoliosis and Lordosis

There are three types of spinal curvature: kyphosis, in which the spine of the upper back tilts forwar; scoliosis, in which the spine curves either to the left or right; and lordosis, when the lower back arches outward. Such problems can either be present at birth or develop later. Kyphosis Many people have a small […]

A Bump on the Heel: Haglund’s Deformity

A harmless but painful bony enlargement on the outer posterior heel is called a Haglund’s deformity, named for the doctor who first described it. This condition is commonly referred to as a “pump bump”, because women’s pump-style shoes, with rigid heel counters, contribute to its symptoms. Given this common name, it isn’t surprising that Haglund’s […]

Surgery for Osteoarthritis

Key Points If conservative treatments have not been successful and you experience pain and limited motion then surgery may be a therapeutic option for your osteoarthritis. The posoperative rehabilitation process is often lengthy, and complications are possible – please give the decision to have surgery appropriate consideration. A discussion with your doctor and then an […]

Injections for Osteoarthritis

Injections are used to help in the management of osteoarthritis, but they are not a cure for the condition. They act by reducing symptoms such s pain and discomfort with the aim of improving function once more. As with other medicines, they should be used as a package, for example, alongside exercising or physiotherapy. The […]