Arthritis in the Hip and Knee

Arthritis in the Hip and Knee

The most common form of arthritis we see in clinic is osteoarthritis (OA). Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, OA is not autoimmune. It is a more mechanical process, sometimes referred to as “wear and tear”. More recently, it has become “wear, tear, and...
Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

We deal with two kinds of chronic pain in clinic: primary and secondary. In both cases, pain has been present for at least three months. The difference between the two comes down to the cause. If your pain is a side effect of another chronic condition, like...
Arthritic Pain

Arthritic Pain

There are a number of conditions that cause arthritic pain: OsteoarthritisRheumatoid arthritisAnkylosing spondylitis (AxSpA)Psoriatic arthritisReactive arthritis Osteoarthritis (OA) OA is the one we might just call “arthritis”. It is not a rheumatoid or...
Sciatica and Osteopathy

Sciatica and Osteopathy

The sciatic nerve runs down the back of the leg, and when it is irritated, it causes sciatica. Sciatica is simply a collection of symptoms from the sciatic nerve, such as a shooting pain, pins and needles, or numbness. These symptoms will be in the back of the leg,...
Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS) or Adhesive Capsulitis is a condition of the shoulder capsule. The capsule is a thick piece of fibrous tissue that covers the whole ball and socket joint. In FSS it becomes tight, limiting movement and causing pain. Symptoms of Frozen...