As medical experts in joints and muscles, our team sees a whole range of injuries, but some are more common than others. Your recovery process starts with us clinically screening what your issue is most likely to be.
Here is our top to toe overview of the problems we see the most often.
A-Z of the main reasons why people get in touch with us:
Childhood joint and muscle pain and injuries
Chronic pain (pain lasting more than six months)
Joint pain and stiffness
Lower back pain
Muscle problems (including pulls and weakness)
Shooting pains (legs and arms)
Common clinical terms:
Muscles – are soft tissue which contract and power joint movement.
Ligaments – are soft tissue which limit movement between bones, they don’t contract like muscles.
Tendons – are very tough soft tissue at the tip of muscles which attach the muscle to the bone.
Nerves – are a cable-like bundle of fibres which carry power, or electrical impulses, to the muscles; muscles can’t function without nerves.
Joints – this is a structure that divides two or more adjacent bones.
Soft tissue – are tissues which connect and support organs and joints around the body.
Hard tissue – is bone, including tooth enamel.
It’s really important that you’re seen by the person who specialises in your type of injury. Our service helps you in three important ways, it gives you a quick and free clinical opinion on what you are likely to have injured and it matches you with one of the most appropriate specialists in the location you have requested (where possible and appropriate). Once we have completed your clinical screen we’ll also provide you with information on useful products and services (specific to the issue we think you have) which may help you at various stages of your recovery.
Different types of specialists, and their fields of expertise, which we could recommend you see:
Specialists play a critical, expert role in confirming, or providing, a diagnosis and ensuring you get the correct investigations and treatment. And they often oversee your care pathway.
Neurologist – assesses and treats issues with our nervous system, that’s our brains and nerves.
Neurosurgeon – is someone who carries out surgery on our brain and nerves.
Orthopaedic surgeon – carries out surgery and treatments including injections on various joints, hard and soft tissue throughout the body from upper to lower limb and also the spine.
Pain management specialist – is a doctor who specialises in pain and how to treat it. Treating chronic pain can take many forms and so pain management specialists have a significant amount of knowledge in various areas of medicine.
Paediatrics – specialists who treat children.
Rheumatologist – assesses and treats arthritic problems, hypermobility, and other conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis or lupus, and more.
Sports medicine doctor – specialises in assessing and treating sports injuries and other joint, muscle and bone problems. They often work closely with physiotherapists.
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