One in three people in the UK suffer significantly from joint pain at some point. It’s one of the most common problems individuals have to deal with and it usually has a big impact on your quality of life. From arthritis to strains and sprains, we treat a range of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system.
We know that joint pain can be debilitating so we provide a rapid diagnosis and offer a wide range of treatments to alleviate pain and help you live a better life.
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Assessing your joint pain with MRI imaging will provide a detailed and accurate diagnosis of your particular joint problem.
Our range of pain relieving injections provide a minimally invasive method of dramatically reducing pain from joint and soft tissue issues.
Bracing helps you get back to normal activity, gradually restoring strength and function while protecting you from re-injury. Braces can also manage the discomfort of arthritis by offloading damaged areas.
Our team of experts can help restore mobility and function, by reducing inflammation and strengthening painful joints and damaged soft tissue areas.
Most commonly, joint pain occurs in the Knees, Shoulders, Spine & Neck, Hips, Elbows, Hands & Wrists, Feet & Ankles. Repetitive motion, trauma or injury can all cause long-term pain and discomfort that could result in more serious limited mobility.
If you are suffering from joint pain, you should see a specialist to identify and treat the cause of the pain. Sometimes, diagnosis and treatment is straightforward. For more complex conditions, our range of diagnostic tools and tests can identify the issue.
This allows us to provide effective treatment for a full recovery.
Here are just a few of the joint pain conditions we treat regularly:
Painful joints can have a profoundly negative effect not just on individuals, but their families too. Yet too many people just allow themselves to suffer in silence.
If you are suffering from pain on a regular basis, and think that the solution is just out of your reach, speak to us and we can help you to find a solution.
A proper diagnosis is the first step in your road to recovery. In many cases a painless injection can give you the relief you need to start enjoying life again.
Depending upon your diagnosis, and treatment, you may still require surgery later down the line, but having a short-term treatment will not affect your suitability for future treatents.
Our service is fast, efficient and reliable. It is also more affordable than many traditional private healthcare routes.
From consultation to diagnosis to treatment, our service is a one stop clinic for self-pay healthcare.
We have a wide range of specialists which means we can always find the right person for you.
Joint pain is any tenderness, discomfort, inflammation or pain in the bone, ligaments, cartilage or muscles around your joints. It may be consistent, be worse in the morning or with disuse or come on suddenly and then go away. The type of pain you have and the underlying condition may require different kinds of treatment.
Osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are the most common causes of joint pain. These ailments will often impact your hands, hips, wrists and knees. OA is caused by the wearing down of the cartilage in your joints from years of use and RA is when the immune system attacks your joint lining. Both types of arthritis cause pain and inflammation which are uncomfortable and can cause you to want to move less.
Yes, joint pain can be constant or come and go. It might be worse in the morning and get better once you begin to move about. It’s often caused by tendon or ligament injuries, gout, autoimmune diseases and arthritis (OA or RA). But arthritis is the leading cause of joint pain.
With joint pain, you’ll likely see some inflammation and feel constant or momentary pain. Your joints may make a sound when they move together or pop and this might hurt. You’ll notice a reduced range of motion and the joint may be stiff or enlarged. See a doctor if the joint is hot, swollen and red; however, or if you have unexplained weight loss, fever or you can’t walk properly due to the pain. These can be signs of a more serious condition and they’ll need to be evaluated by your GP.
Arthritis is the name for a condition that causes pain and joint inflammation. And it can impact anyone of any age. Osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are the most common types but there are other kinds like gout and psoriatic arthritis. Arthritis is often diagnosed with an MRI or joint fluid test. It can easily impact your quality of life making daily tasks more difficult and painful. But there is a range of treatments available including PRP injections, bracing and physio.
Early warning signs of arthritis include swelling, stiffness and pain localised to one or more joints, especially in the morning for at least an hour which gets worse with disuse. When you begin to move around, you may find the pain lessens. But any reduced range of motion is also a cause for concern. Lastly, unexplained weight loss, fever, fatigue and anaemia should be looked into as a matter of urgency to rule out complications.
In addition to diagnostics, we offer a range of pain management for joint pain, depending on the diagnosis. First, we start with physiotherapy. Often patients’ pain can be managed through simple physiotherapy that strengthens their muscles. So, we work closely with physiotherapy groups in order to put our patients in touch with the right healthcare professionals. That’s because there are many different types of physiotherapy that people might not be aware of. So, identifying the right practitioner who is interested in musculoskeletal pathology is extremely important to your long-term treatment goals.
Having a brace for your joint is like having scaffolding on a house you’re refurbishing; it provides the support that’s needed for the work to be done. For your knee, bracing can relieve knee pain symptoms and take the pressure off the arthritic parts of the joint. In fact, in some cases, it can be just as effective as surgery. So bracing, with physiotherapy, are the two most common treatments for joint pain before we consider injections.
The most common one is a steroid-based injection. Steroids have been around for a long time and they are a really good anti-inflammatory. The jab will cool off your joint and reduce the inflammation. We can also combine it with hyaluronic acid to add a joint lubricant to the anti-inflammatory effects. Lastly, we can look at platelet-rich plasma therapy. This is another sort of anti-inflammatory injection that uses your own blood cells to trigger a more rapid healing response in your tendons, ligaments and muscles. But the majority of what we’ll be focused on is the newer biological treatments, which can really help with joint pain. Biologics are made from human and animal cells and are used to treat a range of arthritic conditions without the use of synthetics.
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