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What do we know about Tennis elbow?

We commonly assess and treat people with elbow problems and more often than not these patients have been given the diagnosis of Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis). This can be from a number of sources both medical and non-medical.  Personally I think a pure ‘Tennis Elbow’ is less common than reported and I feel all elbow problems are lumped put under this umbrella term.

What we tend to find is that the source of the pain can be from a number of structures ...

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Do you need a total knee replacement?

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I was recently asked to see our neighbour’s mother (Mrs T) who at the age of 80 had started to develop right knee pain that didn’t seem to be improving. She never had any knee pain in the past and she’s a very fit and active woman who walked on a regular basis. The right knee was acutely painful on standing or walking short distances and in the last few months it had started to swell on a ...

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A new rare form of condition hits the NHS. Happy New Year!

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Exercise and New Year Resolutions

The New Year is looming and for many people getting back to or starting an exercise programme is high on the New Year resolution list. The pattern we tend to see is that people get over enthusiastic with the chosen exercise regime, injure themselves and enthusiasm wanes. If you are returning to exercise after a long break it is important to understand that our bodies are constantly adapting to the stresses and forces we put through them. If we have ...

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