Unexpected cycling injuries are very common and can affect a wide range of body parts. Professor Ali Ghoz, a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, has rounded up the most common injuries and advises on how to treat and prevent them.
A sprain and a strain both refer to damage to tissues and share very similar symptoms, but they are different conditions. Mr Jordi Sanchez-Ballester, consultant orthopaedic surgeon based in St Helens and Warrington, is here to clear up the confusion.
We've all experienced pain in our foot before, whether that's on our heel, ankle, toe or ball of the foot. Thankfully, there are things you can do at home to alleviate the pain. Read more from one of our top orthopaedic surgeons Mr Jordi Sanchez-Ballester for advice on foot pain relief.
A partial knee replacement, as the name suggests, replaces only the affected part of the knee that needs to be replaced, rather than replacing all three parts, as is the case with a total knee replacement. It has many benefits, but it is not suitable for everyone. We interviewed orthopaedic surgeon Mr Mark Dunbar to find out more about a partial knee replacement.
The majority of people who develop frozen shoulder do so for no known reason at all. Although the condition is usually self-limiting and the tightness in the shoulder spontaneously resolves to a large extent, it may take up to two years for the shoulder to heal. Mr Keith Borowsky talks to us about frozen shoulder and if a frozen shoulder could signal an underlying condition.
Feeling pain and stiffness in your heel might mean you are part of the 10 percent of the population suffering from a “heel spur”. Mr Matthew Solan, a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon based in London and Guildford, gives us an overview of what a heel spur is, what the causes are and the treatments that are available.
Most chronic elbow conditions can be helped with non-surgical management such as physiotherapy. However, some conditions continue to cause pain or stiffness despite physiotherapy and may require surgery. We asked orthopaedic surgeon Mr Nick Ferran about shoulder surgery and how to take care of your elbow afterwards.
Arthritis may seem simple, but it’s a complex condition and can develop in many ways. It’s not uncommon, however, for a patient to develop symptoms a long time after they've injured their wrist. Mr James Nicholl, an orthopaedic surgeon based in Tunbridge Wells, explains how trauma can lead to arthritis and the ways in which we can manage this condition.
Injuries to joints, muscles, ligaments and bones happen to us all at some point in our lives. Professor Ali Ghoz, a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon based in London, explains how to effectively manage these injuries and what to expect during the recovery period.
Rotator cuff tears can occur naturally with age, with a 40% chance that a tear will occur when you’re 80 years of age or older (often asymptomatic). They also occur as a result of an injury. We asked shoulder and elbow surgeon Mr Keith Adrian Borowsky about rotator cuff tears and their recovery.