Putting the cart before the horse

I saw a 62-year-old male patient this morning who came looking for a steroid injection for his foot. He had pain on and off for 2 years and recently paid privately to see an orthopaedic consultant. An x-ray and MRI of the foot revealed nothing unordinary other than mild degeneration and the consultant recommended a […]

How to beat NHS waiting lists

How to beat NHS waiting lists NHS waiting lists are growing by the day.  And anyone who’s experienced pain in their body knows that this waiting time is not only conducive to recovery, it can also impact every aspect of your life.  I’ve had numerous patients who’ve gone down the NHS route only to find […]

Sciatica; What is it? How we can help?

Sciatica; What is it? How we can help…

Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, resulting in symptoms referring from your lower back down the back of each leg and in some cases, feet. Sciatica Explainer Animation: Due to the wide variety of symptoms and possible causes, it is imperative that you seek medical advice/attention. At Joy Lane Clinic, […]

Marathon Recovery

Let the Recovery Commence

Congratulations on achieving the challenge of running a marathon! Whether it is your first (and last) or you are seasoned marathon runner the right training is, of course imperative, but have you thought about your recovery plan? Here are our post marathon tips to help you to a complete and effective recovery. Immediate Post Race […]

Sciatica

Sciatica – Not a Diagnosis

I have lost count over the years the amount of times that a patient has told me that they have sciatica. Sciatica is not a diagnosis but a symptom. Another structure is compressing on the sciatic nerve which causes the leg pain. Such structures could be a disc bulge, a degenerative disc, an inflamed joint […]

Diagnostic Scanning

Diagnostic scanning – “The Gold Standard”

    To most they perceive that an ultrasound or MRI scan is needed to diagnose their condition and in some instances this is well the case. However scanning does not replace a clinical examination as often it is the clinical examination that will then lead the practitioner to referring for a scan.  What do […]

Marathon Recovery

Marathon Season

Yes it’s that time of year when training begins in earnest for the Brighton and London marathons. Already I have seen 4 patients who have begun to have issues as they ramp up their training. One has tendonitis in the foot, another has a hamstring issue which is due partly to the pelvis rotating but […]