Specialist expertise: Foot and Ankle Conditions, Orthopaedics, Sports Injuries, Upper and Lower Limb Tendon Injuries, Foot & Ankle, Bunions, Arthritis, Foot Surgery, Shockwave Therapy, Morton's Neuroma.
Osteoarthritis, or ‘wear and tear’, is a degenerate joint condition characterised by loss of cartilage in a joint. Symptoms may include pain, stiffness, reduced range of movement or bone growth around the affected joint. It is common in the feet, hands, hips, knees, and spine and is more common in the elderly.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the lining of the joints (synovium). Multiple joints can be affected at the same time, and it can cause pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function. It can also affect other systems in the body and typically can affect the same joints on both sides of the body.