Amongst my most commonly treated conditions is sciatica, which is characterised by pain which radiates from the lower spine. This discomfort can extend through the buttocks and legs. This pain, which ranges from mild to excruciating (medically termed lumbar radiculopathy) is a surprisingly common condition. While the general population has an 80-90% chance of experiencing […]
Gilmore’s Groin, athletic pubalgia (AP), sports hernia, and pubic inguinal pain syndrome are all terms used to describe a spectrum of injuries that involve the muscle, tendon and ligaments that make up a dense connective tissue fascia that anchors onto the pubic bone and inguinal region. The groin itself also has the interesting dilemma of […]
Occupational back pain is incredibly common. It can affect most people when remaining sedentary or not moving from one position for long periods of time.
The most common presentations are: tightness, stiffness or pain through the neck, shoulders or lower back, but it can be felt anywhere along the spine from the head to the hips. In […]
Vitamin D is yet another vitamin most individuals are aware of, whether it’s from supplements or from your diet. Dr Mahmud, of the London Osteoporosis Clinic goes into detail about what this vitamin does for our diets, and why it’s vitally important for our bone health.
Our skin naturally produces vitamin D when exposed to […]
The view that arthritis is just another thing that happens to us as we have as we get older, and thinking that it is inevitable, is an extremely outdated as well as dangerous way to view the condition. Living through arthritis without treatment can affect someone’s productivity, and sometimes even life expectancy in severe cases.
Earlier this year in January, famous actress Kate Beckinsale was hospitalised for a ruptured ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts are fluid filled sacs which grow on one or both ovaries. They are very common and can be diagnosed during an incidental pelvic ultrasound scan. It is estimated that one in ten women will have surgery during […]
Seasonal hayfever (or allergic rhinitis) is very common, affecting up to 25% of people in the UK. It typically develops during childhood and can cause symptoms such as nasal congestion, itch, sneezing and runny nose as well as effecting the eyes and causing asthma symptoms. For many it is just an irritation and can be […]
The link between sport and cardiac arrest is one that is often undetected, especially in high-profile athletes. Can high intensity sport cause cardiac events? If you have an undetected cardiovascular condition then it might – but, for the vast majority of people, exercise remains hugely beneficial.
Dr Mark Mason, a consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton […]
When choosing to undergo any surgical procedure, it is understandable that some people are anxious about how the operation will go. Eye surgery especially can make patients squeamish – after all, we only have one pair of eyes – what if something goes wrong?
Thankfully, the statistics show that the risk of complications is very low […]
Early pregnancy is a time for excitement, joy and hope. However, for some, it can also bring despair and grief, as this is a very delicate stage of pregnancy where problems could occur . Therefore, it is important to be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of potential complications in the early stages of […]