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 […]

Joy Lane Clinic Whitstable - Treatment for Tennis Elbow

Whitstable Joy Lane Clinic can help with Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overloaded, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. Despite its name, athletes aren’t the only people who develop Tennis Elbow. People whose jobs feature the types of motions that can lead to Tennis Elbow include […]

Joy Lane Clinic Whitstable - Treatment for Shoulder Impingement

Whitstable Joy Lane Clinic can help with Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder Impingement At Joy Lane Clinic, Whitstable our Osteopaths and Physicians see patients with shoulder complaints almost on a daily basis. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. Subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS) […]

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, […]

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 […]

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Mystic Meg I am not!

Recently we have been getting a lot of requested for advice by telephone, email and facebook. Now don’t get me wrong, I am all for giving advice but at the end of the day nothing can substitute taking down a case history and performing a clinic examination in order to obtain a working diagnosis. For […]