Back pain is one of the most debilitating and frustrating physical set-backs to experience, and the chances are that you might already experience back pain, or have had episodes in the past. So, are we all destined to live with and put up with back pain? Or can we do something about it? Dr Giancarlo Camilleri, a pain management expert of the Surrey Orthopaedic Clinic, explains what we can do ourselves to manage back pain, and when we should drag ourselves to the doctor about it.
Whether shoulder pain is caused by a rotator cuff tear, tendonitis, a pinched nerve, or a frozen shoulder, there are options for treatment once the cause has been diagnosed. Mr Ioannis Polyzois, an orthopaedic surgeon at the top of his game, is here to explain.
The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the human body with the widest range of motion. It is involved in a great number of everyday activities, including reaching up to cupboards, reaching behind our backs and brushing our hair. Expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr Ioannis Polyzois explains.
Pain at the base of the thumbs can make simple things a real challenge. Undoing jar lids and soda bottle tops, fiddling with buttons, lifting saucepans – everyday actions that were no trouble yesterday can find us asking for help today without any rhyme or reason. What’s going on? Expert orthopaedic surgeon Miss Tanaya Sarkhel has the answers.
Hip and groin pain is no laughing matter, and it is not a problem that is limited to elderly people. Sports injuries, accidents, and many other factors can lead to pain, so we asked consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Dean Michael to tell us more.
Shoulder injuries are a common occurrence among skiers and snowboarders. We asked experienced orthopaedic surgeon Mr Ioannis Polyzois how these injuries happen, how they can be treated, and what steps you can take to avoid skiing injuries.
How long does it take to recover from hip or knee surgery? In the past, a three month recovery from hip surgery was normal. But thanks to the introduction of enhanced recovery programmes at select clinics around the UK, you can enjoy a recovery that takes half the time and involves minimal pain. We asked leading orthopaedic surgeon Mr Rishi Chana how an enhanced recovery programme works and what patients can expect.
Joint preservation is a rapidly emerging field in orthopaedics that has evolved because of the limitations in joint replacement surgery. Surgeons have turned to joint preservation to prevent or delay arthritis and other degenerative conditions, particularly in young patients. Joint preservation, in essence, is a procedure to prevent or delay knee replacement surgery. Here to tell us more about preserving the knee joint, is orthopaedic surgeon Mr Paul Trikha.