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.
Inproper footwear is one of the most common contributors to toe pain, causing injuries and abnormalities to some of the structures in our toes. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and how to treat toe pain at home from Dr Dean Michael.
Feet can come in all shapes and sizes. While some people have high insteps, others' feet are totally flat, which can sometimes be cause problems. Leading orthopaedic surgeon Mr Billy Jowett explains why they develop and what treatment is available.
Each year, almost a million hip replacements are performed worldwide. Within the last 20 years, the designs and ways of fixing the implants have changed. Top orthopaedic surgeon Mr Godfrey Charnley discusses the rise of the cementless hip replacement and the advantages of this.
Frozen shoulder is a rare condition affecting just 2% of the population and develops gradually in three distinct stages. We asked Mr Nick Ferran, an expert orthopaedic surgeon in London, to describe them. Read to find out more.