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Below are some typical bone related injuries which we see in clinic. Bone related injuries can be characterised by a dull or sharp pain and can be caused by a variety of conditions. Some common causes of bone pain include:

Fractures

A broken bone can cause severe pain and swelling. If you think you may have a fracture the best first port of call is A&E, however if you are not sure then we commonly assess patients who have a fractured bone and are used to making onward referrals where appropriate.

Stress Fracture

A small crack or breakdown in a bone that occurs as a result of overuse or repetitive motions. Stress fractures are most common in the weight-bearing bones of the lower leg and foot, such as the tibia, fibula, and metatarsals, but can also occur in the upper body, such as the spine, ribs, and arm. Stress fractures are common in athletes, especially runners, and people who engage in high-impact sports, but also occur in military recruits, dancers, gymnasts and other people who engage in repetitive motions.

Symptoms of a stress fracture include pain that increases with activity and decreases with rest, swelling, tenderness, and stiffness. The pain may be described as a dull ache, and it may become more severe as the activity continues.

The treatment for stress fractures typically includes rest, ice, and physiotherapy. Surgery is considered a last resort. The goal of treatment is to allow the bone to heal properly and to prevent further injury. Physical therapy can include exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and balance, as well as modalities like ultrasound, laser, or shockwave therapy. The patient will be also advised to wear a brace or a boot to immobilise the affected area to aid the healing process.

Osteoarthritis

A degenerative joint disease that affects the cartilage and bones in a joint. It is the most common form of arthritis and typically affects older adults, but it can also develop in younger people as a result of an injury or other underlying condition.

OA occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones in a joint wears down over time. This can cause pain, stiffness, and limited movement in the affected joint.

Symptoms of OA include:

  • Pain: Pain is usually felt in the affected joint, especially with movement or weight-bearing activities.
  • Stiffness: Joints affected by OA may feel stiff, especially in the morning or after sitting for a period of time.
  • Swelling: Swelling and tenderness may be present in the affected joint
  • Limited range of motion: As the disease progresses, the range of motion in the affected joint may become limited.

OA treatment can include a combination of physiotherapy, medication, and lifestyle changes.

Physiotherapy can include exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. Medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and pain relievers, can help to reduce pain and inflammation. Lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and avoiding high-impact activities, can also help to reduce stress on the affected joint and slow the progression of the disease.

In some cases, surgery may be recommended if the OA causes significant pain and disability, and there are different types of surgery that can be done to help alleviate the symptoms, such as joint replacement and arthroscopy.

Overall, early diagnosis and treatment can help to slow the progression of the disease and improve quality of life.

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Eleanor Broome
11 May 2023
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Jennie Allwork
2 March 2023
Very good experience at my appointment today. Helped answer my questions and concerns. Really listened to me and provided great support thank you
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Tim Reid
16 February 2023
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nadia k
21 January 2023
Easy to book an appointment and the website had lots of useful information. It was helpful to be able to complete the assessment form beforehand as I was able to really detail the difficulties I have been having. Frances, who I saw was very friendly and encouraging. The excercises she advised for my difficulties have literally changed my life- I have been wfh since lockdown predominantly and sitting for long hours has had a detrimental effect on my back. I put helpseeking off for so long but couldn't any longer. I'm glad I took the risk as Frances instantly alleviated all my worries when I met her. Would highly recommend. Don't put it off like me!
M B
M B
28 December 2022
Frances is brilliant at her job. She is knowledgable and professional, great with advice and treatment. She’s also very easy to get along with and makes the experience an enjoyable one.
Erin Reid
Erin Reid
15 December 2022
Nathan has been absolutely fantastic with my ankle injury. Very grateful to be able to see him and get his expertise! He’s very patient with me and always so friendly and encouraging. Can’t imagine going anywhere else!
Jack Kilsby-Wickens
Jack Kilsby-Wickens
29 November 2022
Lee has been absolutely brilliant , helping through my recovery and understanding where the pain and issues are , highly recommend
Sian Madden
Sian Madden
24 November 2022
Me and my daughter have both been to Move4 Physio and their help was fantastic! Very knowledgeable. I’d definitely recommend booking
Carmela Miceli
Carmela Miceli
11 November 2022
Had a brilliant experience today with Lee. I was assessed then he addressed some of the issues with daily homework to do with multiple exercises. Hands down Move 4 was head and shoulders above Three Shires!! I didnt get any of the above on my first visit with them unfortunately.
Charlotte Crisp
Charlotte Crisp
4 November 2022
Second appointment with Lee for a niggling knee issue preventing longer run training. He is very thorough and patient, ensuring no stone is unturned in getting to the bottom of the issue and putting a plan in place to resolve it long term, strengthen the glutes and free off the hip flexors! Lots of challenging exercises to work on, but already I can feel the difference. Can’t recommend him enough, brilliant. Thank you!!

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