28 Nov

arthritis

There are two main classifications of Arthritis Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid arthritis What is Osteoarthritis Causes What is Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes   How can Physiotherapy Help? Link to what is Physiotherapy Why Movement Perfected?   What will we help with?   Internal Links   Marylebone Clinic   Moorgate Clinic

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20 Sep

Osteoarthritis of the knee

Function: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease which affects the joints in the body. The surface of the joint is damaged and the surrounding bone grows thicker. OA of the knee causes joint damage and swelling (inflammation) making it painful to move the knee. Common reason: Many factors seem to increase the risk of osteoarthritis developing […]

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20 Sep

Osteoarthritis Metatarsophalangeal joint (Big Toe)

The second most common pathology in the big toe after hallux valgus it degenerative arthritis in the metatarsophalangeal joint (Gordon and Singh, 2014). Common reasons: Main reasons described in literature are: tight footwear, tight achilles tendon, trauma, elevated first ray, pes planus (flat foot) and hallux valgus to name some (Gordon and Singh, 2014). Osteoarthritis […]

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20 Sep

Osteoarthritis of the hip

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease which affects the joints in the body. The surface of the joint is damaged and the surrounding bone grows thicker. In England nearly 2,5 million people are affected by it (Aresti, 2016).   Common reasons: OA of the hip causes joint damage and swelling (inflammation) making it painful to move […]

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23 Jun

Osteoarthritis of the Carpometacarpal Joint (osteoarthritis thumb)

Osteoarthritis at the base of the thumb is a common overuse or old-age pathology (DeLisa et al., 2005).  The joint at the base of the thumb which allows for the swivel and pivoting motions is referred to as the CMC (carpometacarpal) joint. Function: Main movements of the thumb are: flexion (moving it towards the palm), […]

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