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Search found 40 matches
by Matthew Rogers
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: osteoarthritis and knee replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 3614

Re: osteoarthritis and knee replacement

Don't despair, there are lots of things that you can try to help you manage the symptoms of arthritis. Research shows that becoming more physically active is extremely beneficial for those with arthritis. For people with leg pain specifically, there is an exercises programme called ‘ESCAPE-Pain’ (ht...
by Matthew Rogers
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: No hospital health
Replies: 2
Views: 2444

Re: No hospital health

I fully support the excellent advice that Dr Holden has suggested. 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 wee...
by Matthew Rogers
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Exercise and osteoarthritis
Replies: 3
Views: 4229

Re: Exercise and osteoarthritis

I’d definitely agree that keeping physically active is very important for people living with arthritis. Strengthening the muscles in the front of the upper leg (the Quadriceps) for example has been proven to reduce the pain of knee arthritis in many people. In fact, there is a free exercises program...
by Matthew Rogers
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: pain-any new medication I could try?
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Re: pain-any new medication I could try?

The first question I would ask would be when did you see your specialist last? If it has been more than five years, it might be worth requesting a review of your medication with a rheumatologist. They will be able to review your medication to see if there is something that will work better for you. ...
by Matthew Rogers
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Flare ups and pain levels
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

Re: Flare ups?

This will depend on the cause of the pain. In general, 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, the nerv...
by Matthew Rogers
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Hip pain
Replies: 3
Views: 1519

Re: Hip pain

Research shows that becoming more physically active is extremely beneficial for those with arthritis. For people with leg pain specifically, there is an exercises programme called ‘ESCAPE-Pain’ (http://www.escape-pain.org/) that has 12 years’ worth of high quality research supporting it. This progra...
by Matthew Rogers
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Pain in my thumbs
Replies: 3
Views: 1880

Re: Pain in my thumbs

Hi John, 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 acce...
by Matthew Rogers
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Osteoarthritis
Topic: Seen my doctor
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

Re: Seen my doctor

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence suggests that a GP should consider a diagnosis of Osteoarthritis if a person is: • 45 years of age or over • Has movement related joint pain • Has either no stiffness in the joints in the morning or this stiffness lasts less than half an hour • No...
by Matthew Rogers
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Other types of arthritis (e.g. spondylitis, spondylosis, rheumatica, polymyalgia, fibromyalgia)
Topic: Exercising
Replies: 2
Views: 1243

Re: Exercising

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. Strengthening the muscles in the front of the upper...
by Matthew Rogers
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Topic: How to ease pain without meds for arthritis in knees
Replies: 2
Views: 989

Re: How to ease pain without meds for arthritis in knees

I’d definitely agree that keeping physically active is very important for people living with arthritis. Strengthening the muscles in the front of the upper leg (the Quadriceps) has been proven to reduce the pain of knee arthritis in many people. In fact, there is an exercises programme called ‘ESCAP...
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