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by Matthew Rogers
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Knee can’t weightbear
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Knee can’t weightbear

It is very common for people with arthritis to experience symptoms in their knees and Hip, so you are not alone in this. As you already know, loosing weight (if you are still over weight) and strength exercises are really important to help you to prepare for surgery. There is a common misconception ...
by Matthew Rogers
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Pins and needles in hands and feet
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Pins and needles in hands and feet

The nerves to the arms are not the same nerves as those that supply the legs, so it is a little unusual to have pins and needles in both the upper and lower limbs. If you are not going to go back to the GP for three weeks, have you considered getting an appointment with a private osteopath or physio...
by Matthew Rogers
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: OA in base of thumb
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: OA in base of thumb

I can see how this would be very frustrating for you if it’s making it difficult for you to do the things you want to. If the muscles in the palm are getting a lot less plump, you should probably ask your GP to take a second look to assess the nerves of the hand. If the GP feels that this is just be...
by Matthew Rogers
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: chronic pain management
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: chronic pain management

Most of the time if we hurt ourselves we know what has caused it and the pain that we experience will resolve within a short period of time, usually less than 6 weeks. Sometimes once you have been living with pain for more than 6 weeks (as you have been), the nervous system will become a little more...
by Matthew Rogers
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Post-traumatic arthritis in shoulder
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Post-traumatic arthritis in shoulder

Most of the time if we hurt ourselves we know what has caused it and the pain that we experience will resolve within a short period of time, usually less than 6 weeks. Sometimes once you have been living with pain for more than 6 weeks (as you have been), the nervous system will become a little more...
by Matthew Rogers
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Is it arthritis?
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Is it arthritis?

Most of the time if we hurt ourselves we know what has caused it and the pain that we experience will resolve within a short period of time, usually less than 6 weeks. Sometimes once you have been living with pain for more than 6 weeks (as you have been), the nervous system will become a little more...
by Matthew Rogers
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Pain in top of leg
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Pain in top of leg

It may be worth getting a second opinion from an osteopath or physiotherapist as Dr Holden suggests. You can find your local osteopath here: https://members.iosteopathy.org/find-an-osteopath
by Matthew Rogers
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Pains in my hips and my lower spine
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Pains in my hips and my lower spine

There is a common misconception that if you have arthritis, exercise is somehow bad for you. In reality, this could not be further from the truth. Research shows that becoming more physically active is extremely beneficial for those with arthritis. Simple stretching exercises can help to improve the...
by Matthew Rogers
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: thumbs
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: thumbs

I can see how this would be very frustrating for you if it’s making it difficult for you to do the things you want to. The good news is that stretching and strengthening exercises may well help. I have developed a number of exercises sheets for the charity Arthritis Action that you can access for fr...
by Matthew Rogers
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Osteoarthritis
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Osteoarthritis

There is a lot you can try to help him to manage his symptoms. Keeping active, performing exercises and stretches can help, learning to pace your activities so that you don’t trigger a flare-up of your pain as well as setting goals and priorities are all very important and can help you to maintain a...
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