Neck pain or a stiff neck is a common problem and generally nothing to worry about.
Speciality: MSK (M)
The sensitivity and simplicity of an ANA test makes it extremely popular initial test to evaluate for lupus.
These are guidelines for most patients most of the time. Like all guidelines, there are exceptions. Acute back pain is for < 6 weeks, chronic > 6 weeks
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a rheumatic disease that causes arthritis of the spine and sacroiliac joints.
A bunion is a bony deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. The medical name is hallux valgus.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a relatively common condition that causes a tingling sensation, numbness and sometimes pain in the hand and fingers.
Connective Tissue Disease (CTDs) is any disease that targets the connective tissues within the body.
A DEXA scan is a special type of X-ray that measures bone mineral density (BMD).
Dupuytren’s contracture (Dupuytren's disease) is a condition that affects the hands and fingers.
Arm pain is common and usually caused by an injury or fall.
Foot pain is a common problem with a wide range of possible causes.
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a large vessel vasculitis that affects 2.2 per 10,000 people each year in the UK
Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes joints to become painful and stiff. It's the most common type of arthritis in the UK.
An arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery used both to diagnose and treat problems with joints.
Information regarding Knee instability
Inflammatory causes of MSK pain - referral guidelines
Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future.
After an amputation, you may be able to have a prosthetic limb fitted.
Psoriatic Arthritis can cause progressive joint damage and loss of function.
Rheumatologists are doctors who investigate, diagnose, manage and rehabilitate patients with inflammatory disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Trigger finger is a condition that affects one or more of the hand's tendons, making it difficult to bend the affected finger or thumb.