Common Joint Problems – Frozen Shoulder

Common Joint Problems – Frozen Shoulder

What is a Frozen Shoulder? The technical name for a frozen shoulder is adhesive capsulitis. Symptoms typically include stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint which leads to restricted movement. What causes a Frozen Shoulder? The pain is often caused by swelling and...
Prolapsed Disc (‘Slipped Disc’)

Prolapsed Disc (‘Slipped Disc’)

This is the first in our series of Common Back Problems and looks at a condition that is commonly known as a ‘slipped disc’ What is a Prolapsed disc (Slipped Disc) A prolapsed disc, sometimes called a herniated disc and commonly referred to as a ‘slipped disc’ occurs...
Heel Pain

Heel Pain

What causes heel pain? Heel pain is most commonly one of two conditions either Plantar Fasciitis (bottom of the heel) or Achilles tendinopathy (back of the heel) What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common injuries that we see at the Theale...
Chilblains and Winter Weather

Chilblains and Winter Weather

Common Foot Problems – Chilblains Although the weather has been fairly mild, the forecast, as you would expect for this time of year, is for it to get colder. With this in mind we thought we could remind you about this common, often very painful, complaint and...
Verruca

Verruca

What is a Verruca? A verruca, or wart, is a virus that lies between the layers of your skin. At best they are inconvenient but they can become very painful and will often spread as they are highly contagious.   Symptoms Include:- Little black sports under hard skin on...
Corns

Corns

  Common Foot Problems – Corns What are Corns? Corns are small lumps of hard skin that can be painful. They’re not often serious. You mostly get corns and calluses on your feet, toes and hands. What you can do about corns? If you have diabetes, heart...