Frozen shoulder is a condition that is characterised by stiffness and pain of the shoulder joint. Symptoms may begin with pain and reduced movement and this can worsen over time. Treatment can help reduce pain and increase range of movement and decrease the length of recovery time.
Scoliosis causes an abnormal curve of the spine. Although some cases of scoliosis is genetic, others can be caused by environmental factors and may occur due to other conditions such as muscle spasms or cerebral palsy.
This is caused by inflammation of the tendon of the wrist and thumb, this can cause pain when you are carrying things or when using the hand. It is commonly referred to as the ”Mother's thumb" or "Mommy's hand".
Along the spine, from the neck to lower back, between each spinal segment there is a spinal disc. Injuries of the disc, as such disc prolapse or herniated disc is caused by a fragment of the disc nucleus being pushed out of the annulus causing pain.
You don't have to play tennis to experience tennis elbow! Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain on the outside of the elbow and often down the forearm. It is often caused by overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm near to the elbow joint.
Golfer's elbow is caused by inflammation of the tendon of the inside of the elbow, the opposite of the tennis elbow! It is caused by overuse of the muscles in the forearm, causing elbow and forearm pain.
Bony spurs are projections of the bone that develop along the edges of the bone. They often form in the joints, such as the spine or the knee or foot. It can use pain and discomfort and can often also be from a degenerative nature.
Sciatica is a term that describes symptoms of pain, numbness, weakness that radiates down from the lower back, down the buttons and the leg. Symptoms are typically felt along one side. Causes may be disc herniation, bony spurs or narrowing of the spine caused by degeneration.
Plantar fasciitis can occur in anyone, it is caused by the plantar fascia of the foot becoming inflamed and this can cause pain and stiffness in the foot as your stand or walk. High or low arch feet or poor footwear can also cause this condition.
The body is covered by muscles and fascia covers muscles, blood vessels and nerves. When it is inflamed it can cause pain and discomfort but commonly involves: plantar fasciitis, Necrotizing fasciitis and Eosinophilic fasciitis/
Runner's knee is the term used to describe pain around the knee cap or the front of the knee (anterior knee pain). There are several conditions that can cause anterior knee pain, and can affect those who play or do not play sports.
Wry neck can have a sudden onset and causes neck pain, stiffness and often spasm of the neck and surrounding muscles. People can often wake up with a wry neck and it can be a very painful condition and your neck may feel tilted or stuck to one side.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist. This can cause numbness, pain, tingling in the hand, especially in the first 4 fingers. Symptoms can be worse at night.
Tendinitis or Tendonitis is the term used when tendons which are extensions of the muscles and attach to bone, become inflamed. This can occur in any place where there is a tendon. Commonly it can occur in the hand, knee, elbow, shoulder or foot.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder this affects the joints. It causes pain, stiffness and heat around the joints. More commonly the hands and wrists are affected and typically affects both sides of the body.