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Search found 58 matches
by Tracy Corbett
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Exercise
Replies: 3
Views: 1343

Re: Exercise

I agree with everything Matthew Rogers has set out and won't "reinvent the wheel", but can I just add: - regarding swimming, yes that can be difficult for people with knee pain. If you have a suitable pool nearby, you could try walking laps instead. The water will reduce the impact on your...
by Tracy Corbett
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: rapid onset of arthritus in hands
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

Re: rapid onset of arthritus in hands

Your GP should be able to refer you to a Hands Therapy Unit local to you. Hands therapists are usually occupational therapists and/or physiotherapists who specialise in conditions of the hand/wrist. They are highly specialised therapists and will be able to help with targeted exercises, manual thera...
by Tracy Corbett
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: hydrocortisone injections
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Re: hydrocortisone injections

Hi, Sharon If your GP is able to refer you to a local Hands Therapy Unit, the hands therapists will be able to advise on: - suitable exercises for your fingers - assistive devices, including pain relieving devices such as compression gloves, taping, coban wrapping, etc They may also be able to help ...
by Tracy Corbett
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Seen my doctor
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

Re: Seen my doctor

Given the number of joints involved, I would ask for a referral to a rheumatologist for a review in the first instance. A good exercise programme of specific, targeted exercises would be able to help with your discomfort. Research shows that exercising is pain relieving and can be helpful in maintai...
by Tracy Corbett
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Hot and Cold pains
Replies: 2
Views: 1584

Re: Hot and Cold pains

I would recommend discussing your symptoms with your GP and asking him/her to refer you to a rheumatologist for a review.
by Tracy Corbett
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Pain in side after having ovary removed
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

Re: Pain in side after having ovary removed

Hello, Kelly

This is a question for your GP. If you haven't already consulted him/her, I would recommend making an appointment and discussing it with your GP.
by Tracy Corbett
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Arthritis from an old pelvis fracture
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

Re: Arthritis from an old pelvis fracture

Have you tried physiotherapy? If not, perhaps consult your GP and ask for a referral. Your physiotherapist should be able to help with targeted exercises, manual therapy (if indicated) and other pain relieving modalities, including modifications to activities/ergonomics and pacing advice.
by Tracy Corbett
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Forearm pain
Replies: 2
Views: 1046

Re: Forearm pain

I agree with Dr Holden's advice. It doesn't sound like an arthritic condition as it isn't your joint. I would consult your GP and, if he/she thinks it's appropriate, ask for a referral to physiotherapy for an assessment to determine the cause of the pain. Your physiotherapist can then help with appr...
by Tracy Corbett
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Pain in my thumbs
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Re: Pain in my thumbs

Chat to your GP about a referral to a local Hands Therapy unit. Hands therapists (usually occupational therapists or physiotherapists) specialise in hands/wrists and will be able to help you with: - specific targeted exercises - assistive devices - pain relief and advice on pacing and appropriate li...
by Tracy Corbett
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Hip pain
Replies: 3
Views: 1345

Re: Hip pain

I agree with my colleagues. Research shows that exercise, particularly the types exercise you mention, will be beneficial especially as you prepare for a second total hip replacement. The Tai Chi is very good for balance and hip/pelvic strength and stability which will help you rehabilitate afterwar...
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