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Search found 16 matches
by Nicola Footman
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: One more with back pain
Replies: 4
Views: 1935

Re: One more with back pain

Hello Chronic pain is debilitating and can often lead to low mood/depressive symptoms. I'm not surprised you feel frustrated. When did you last see a physiotherapist? It might be worth seeing one that specialises in chronic pain. Understanding exactly what is happening within the body with regards t...
by Nicola Footman
Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: chronic pain
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

Re: chronic pain

Hi Franky Physiotherapy can really help with hypermobility. The correct exercises/advice can really make a difference to symptoms. With regards to her foot it might be worth seeking an assessment either from an experienced physio or podiatrist as there may be an insole that can be made which can off...
by Nicola Footman
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Drug free pain help?
Replies: 1
Views: 1122

Re: Drug free pain help?

Hi Kristen There has been lots of advice given regarding pain management in the arthritis forum so it may be worth taking a look at some of those conversations. Physiotherapy can help a great deal with mild - moderate arthritis. Exercises to help strengthen the joints are a good start which in turn ...
by Nicola Footman
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: How can I get help?
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Re: How can I get help?

Hi Desiree I would definitely speak to another GP. Explain your symptoms again and hopefully you will be referred to a specialist who can offer some advice/help. A physiotherapist can assess the knee and find out why you can't straighten it fully - it could be a number of reasons such as limitation ...
by Nicola Footman
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Knee arthritis
Replies: 4
Views: 2201

Re: Knee arthritis

Hi Depending on the extent of the arthritis - physiotherapy can be a good option. You can be taught strengthening exercises to help support the knee and hip and core. The muscles can absorb some of the stress applied to the knee when walking thus reducing the symptoms you feel. Acupuncture can help ...
by Nicola Footman
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Fibromyalgia & osteoarthritis
Replies: 3
Views: 1862

Re: Fibromyalgia & osteoarthritis

Hello Louise Sounds like you are having a tough time at the moment :-( It might be worth seeking advice from a physiotherapist. Aside from helping you manage the fibromyalgia which has already been discussed (eg pacing your activities, pain management, gentle strengthening) it would be good to get y...
by Nicola Footman
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Osteoarthritis pain
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

Re: Osteoarthritis pain

Hello Have you tried physiotherapy? It can work very well for back pain and you can be offered advice, given specific exercises, have some soft tissue release/manual therapy and also maybe be offered acupuncture for the pain. It might also be worth seeking advice from your Rheumatologist if you are ...
by Nicola Footman
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Hip arthritis
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

Re: Hip arthritis

Hi I'm so sorry to read you are having such a tough time. It sounds as if you have already tried physiotherapy and hydrotherapy, both of which can help strengthen the muscles surrounding the hip. Have you been offered acupuncture? This could provide you with some pain relief, even as a temporary mea...
by Nicola Footman
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: OA treatments
Replies: 5
Views: 2540

Re: OA treatments

Hi there Really sorry to hear you are struggling so much. Physiotherapy including exercise can help in cases of mild-moderate arthritis. Focussing on particular muscle groups can help support the affected joints although I appreciate if the arthritis is very severe and painkillers/NSAID's aren't an ...
by Nicola Footman
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Osteoarthritis after hip replacement...
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

Re: Osteoarthritis after hip replacement...

Hi Judith You've definitely had a few years of problems with your hip and therefore the chances are the musculature surrounding it maybe quite weak. This can definitely contribute to symptoms you describe such as limping and discomfort. As mentioned already it maybe worth gaining an orthopaedic opin...
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