Health Advice

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis is a disease that affects the joints of the body. ‘Osteo’ means bone, and ‘arthritis’ means joint inflammation.

For further information on exercises to help relieve osteoarthritis, please see the attached leaflet.

Shoulder Impingement

This is a common condition in the shoulder normally the result of soft tissue being ‘pinched’ between more solid structures eg. a tendon between two bony surfaces.

For further information on how to treat shoulder impingement, please see the attached leaflet.

Acute Low Back Pain

Acute low back pain, is generally pain that has been present for less than six weeks, and can be felt in the low back, buttocks or upper thighs.

For physiotherapy advice on how to treat back pain, please see the attached leaflet.

Emollients

Emollient is the medical term used for preparations which provide moisture to the skin.

For further advice on how to best use emollients, please see attached leaflet.

Neck Pain and Whiplash

Whiplash can cause injuries to the neck muscles, nerves and ligaments, resulting from a sudden back-wards and forwards movement.

For further information on how to treat neck pain and whiplash, please see the attached leaflet.

Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis is a disease that affects the joints of the body. ‘Osteo’ means bone, and ‘arthritis’ means joint damage and swelling.

For exercises on how to relieve the osteoarthritis, please see the attached leaflet.

Patient Information on Vitamin D

Vitamin D (also called ergocalciferol or colecalciferol) is important for bone health. It is needed to absorb calcium, phosphate and other nutrients from our diet and helps to keep bones strong and healthy.

For further information on Vitamin D, please see the attached leaflet.

Anterior Knee Pain (AKP)

AKP is a term used to describe a general pain around the front of the knee that is related to the kneecap or (patella).

For advice on how to treat AKP, please see attached leaflet.

Frozen Shoulder

If you have limited range of movement in your shoulder with difficulty reaching behind your back, across your body and lifting your arm above your head, a frozen shoulder is the likely diagnosis.

For further information on how to treat frozen shoulder, please see attached leaflet.