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Search found 56 matches
by Tracy Corbett
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: osteoarthritis and knee replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: osteoarthritis and knee replacement

Dear Joanne Matthew Rogers has set out some really good resources. I would agree that self-management is the goal. A musculoskeletal physiotherapist would be able to help by performing a detailed assessment of your current condition, prescribing a specifically targeted exercise programme, goal-setti...
by Tracy Corbett
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: OA in base of thumb
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: OA in base of thumb

Dear Mary I would recommend asking your GP to refer you to your nearest Hand Therapy Unit. Hands therapists are occupational therapists and physiotherapists who specialise in conditions of the hands and wrists. This is a highly specialised area and they will be best able to advise you on suitable ex...
by Tracy Corbett
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Exercise and osteoarthritis
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: Exercise and osteoarthritis

I agree with the advice from Matthew Rogers and Dr Holden. Just to add that you're quite right, it can feel like a bit of a catch 22. You might find it helpful to ask your GP for a referral to your local musculoskeletal physiotherapist who can create a specific, targeted exercise programme to help p...
by Tracy Corbett
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Pain in top of leg
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: Pain in top of leg

Dear Lacemaker I agree with the comments from both Dr Holden and Matthew Rogers. It would appear to be unlikely that your "buttock" pain is related to your hip joint. Your GP would be able to refer you to a musculoskeletal physiotherapist who can assess you in detail, prescribe suitable ex...
by Tracy Corbett
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Foot pain
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Re: Foot pain

Dear Di Dr Holden's advice is excellent and detailed. I'd just like to add that an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist would be able to help with creating a specific exercise programme to deal with your foot mobility (this can also be quite pain-relieving), as well as your lower back pain, m...
by Tracy Corbett
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Pains in my hips and my lower spine
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Re: Pains in my hips and my lower spine

Hello, I agree with Matthew's comments on exercise. As a general statement, bodies/joints like movement. A joint that doesn't move will become stiff and also painful, so gentle targeted and specific exercises can be very useful for managing and relieving pain especially lower back/hip pain. Your GP ...
by Tracy Corbett
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Post-traumatic arthritis in shoulder
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Re: Post-traumatic arthritis in shoulder

Hello. I agree with everything that Dr Holden and Matthew have said in their comments. I would just add that a referral to a musculoskeletal physiotherapist could be very helpful for you. Your physiotherapist can help you to ascertain how much of the pain is coming from the shoulder and nerve damage...
by Tracy Corbett
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Pins and needles in hands and feet
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: Pins and needles in hands and feet

Dear Caroline I like it when patients do some research themselves, I think it shows a motivation to manage their condition and to take responsibility for their management. Having said that, do try not to frighten yourself too much! I would recommend going back to your GP and asking for a referral to...
by Tracy Corbett
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: persistent pain after bunion surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: persistent pain after bunion surgery

Hello, RedMaggie. Dr Holden's suggestions are all excellent. As well as those, you could ask your GP for a referral to an orthopaedic or musculoskeletal physiotherapist, preferably one who has experience of bunion surgery and treating feet. There are a number of self-management techniques which your...
by Tracy Corbett
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: My pain never goes away
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: My pain never goes away

Hello, Jude I would like to agree with both Dr Wendy Holden and Codetalk. A multi-modal approach is very important for patients with long-term painful conditions. To add to their comments, a referral to a suitably experienced manual therapist (a physiotherapist or an osteopath) might be helpful for ...
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