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Search found 58 matches
by Tracy Corbett
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Shooting pain down outside edge of right hand
Replies: 2
Views: 1395

Re: Shooting pain down outside edge of right hand

Hello Di It doesn't sound likely that it's connected to carpal tunnel syndrome. Pain down the outer edge of the hand could be caused by a number of things, including (but not limited to) your wrist, your elbow or your neck. Are you able to trigger/reproduce the pain by moving your hand, e.g. if you ...
by Tracy Corbett
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Arthritis after injury?
Replies: 2
Views: 1398

Re: Arthritis after injury?

As Dr Bawa said, it is difficult to assess without seeing you in person. I suggest visiting your GP for an assessment.
by Tracy Corbett
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Preventing/slowing the onset of arthritis
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Re: Preventing/slowing the onset of arthritis

Exercise may be able to slow the progression, specifically working on hip and pelvic stability; and knee strength and mobility.

I would recommend an assessment by a physiotherapist/osteopath to determine any predisposing biomechanical problems, and design a suitable exercise programme for you.
by Tracy Corbett
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Back pain following surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Re: Back pain following surgery

Hello Edward I think you should start with your GP; and, if your GP is happy for you to do so, ask for a referral to a physiotherapist or osteopath. They can assess you to determine whether conservative management could help you, e.g. manual therapy, taping, bracing, posture modification and exercise.
by Tracy Corbett
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Topic: Knee supports
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

Re: Knee supports

That's correct, a knee brace may help temporarily with pain relief, but can be counter productive in the long run because it can lead to weakened muscles and therefore less stability in your knee. A compresive/elasticated bandage can be useful for pain relief (tubigrip) if used for short periods. Ar...
by Tracy Corbett
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Is Arthritis more painful when the weather is cold and damp?
Replies: 4
Views: 2040

Re: Is Arthritis more painful when the weather is cold and d

You're right, arthritis can be more painful when it's cold. Possibly that's partly because we move less and partly because we feel stiffer in cold weather. Generally, movement is pain-relieving; joints don't like to be immobile. Regular exercise such as gentle rhythmic exercise, like walking or cycl...
by Tracy Corbett
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Long term effects
Replies: 6
Views: 1831

Re: Long term effects

Please could you give a bit more information? What joints are involved? Have you been given any indication of a plan of action, i.e. medication, referral to a consultant, referral to a physiotherapist or an exercise group?
by Tracy Corbett
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: severe shoulder and back pain
Replies: 6
Views: 1463

Re: severe shoulder and back pain

I agree with Ed Francis on alternatives to pain medication.

Have you had an assessment by a physiotherapist/osteopath/chiropracter? Manual therapy, exercises, kinesiotaping and other alternative therapies could be helpful for you.
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