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There are 3 main reasons why there is no improvement after physiotherapy treatment for back pain : incorrect or undiagnosed pathology, e.g. the treatment may concentrate on degenerative discogenic pain but unknown to both the therapist and patient; the pai...
3 Feb 2020
It would be a bit difficult to answer your question, as there are many potential factors. Your fracture must have been pretty serious to have a radial head replacement instead of an open reduction internal fixation. Were there any other concomitant injuries (ligament, capsule etc) t...
22 Mar 2019
Hello there and thanks for your question about hip pain. As with many things in the body, there can be different reasons for pain, including issues with muscles, tendons, joints, nerve and other tissue. Indeed, sometime pain in a particular area can be due to a problem further away such as in the...
20 Feb 2019
Depending on the severity/size (or Stage) of your disc herniation in both your clinical signs and in your MRI, Stage 3 (large, severe) slipped disc must undergo surgery to improve no other choice ! Early Stage 1 (small, mild) and Mid Stage 2 (moderate disc bulg...
14 Feb 2019
Surgery is not commonly needed for all natural aging disc protrusions (like a bulging old worn out car tyre) - only 10% require surgery ultimately either due to intractable or worsening pain/disability. The majority 90% can be managed conservatively successful...
11 Jan 2019
Thank you for the question. It sounds like you are already seeing someone about your knee symptoms and they have given you some reasonable options. In some respects it depends on your symptoms. If you are having recurrent instability and dislocations, then, depending on the...
29 Oct 2018
Sciatica is classically described as shooting pain that travels from the buttock down to the leg and can be associated with altered sensation or strength in the leg depending on the underlying cause. The reason this develops is because the sciatic nerve, is irritated somewhere al...
4 Sep 2018
Thank you for your email and I am sorry to hear about your ongoing pain symptoms. This can be an issue after surgery even if it does resolve the disc issue/symptoms that you were experiencing. The only way to resolve pain is to assess you and consider the pain generators in th...
19 Jun 2018
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