Health Information by category Arthritic / Bone / Muscle

This section deals with common conditions affecting bones and joints like arthritis. It also includes problems affecting muscles, ligaments and tendons, such as injuries and sprains. If you have a question like “How can I treat my back pain?”, “Which arthritis do I have?” or “What is an arthroscopy?” you may find the answer here. The section deals with very common conditions such as bunions, gout and leg cramps and also more serious conditions, such as hip fractures and bone cancer. You can read all about the symptoms and check the available treatments in our doctor-authored leaflets.

Achilles TendinopathyAchilles Tendon Rupture
Ageing FeetAnaesthetic Choices for Hip or Knee Replacement
Ankle InjuriesAnkylosing Spondylitis
Anti-inflammatory PainkillersAntiphospholipid Syndrome
ArthritisArthroscopy and Arthroscopic Surgery
Back Pain ExercisesBaker's Cyst
Behçet's DiseaseBiological Medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis
BisphosphonatesBone Scan
Broken ToeBunions
Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition - including PseudogoutCalcium-rich Diet
Care of Rib InjuriesCarpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cauda Equina SyndromeCervical Rib/Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Cervical SpondylosisChondromalacia Patellae
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)Club Foot (Congenital Talipes Equinovarus)
Common DislocationsCompartment Syndrome
Complex Regional Pain SyndromeCostochondritis
Cramps in the LegDevelopmental Dysplasia of the Hip
DEXA ScanDisease-modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs)
Dupuytren's ContractureEhlers-Danlos Syndrome
FibromyalgiaFlat Feet
Foot DropFoot Pain Exercises
Frozen ShoulderGiant Cell Arteritis
GoutGout Diet Sheet
Greater Trochanteric Pain SyndromeGrowing Pains
Hamstring InjuriesHand-arm Vibration Syndrome
Heat and Ice Treatment for PainHeel and Foot Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
Henoch-Schönlein PurpuraHip Fracture
Housemaid's Knee (Prepatellar Bursitis)Hypermobility Syndrome
Joint PainJuvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Knee Cartilage Injuries (including Meniscal Tears)Knee Ligament Injuries
Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Pain)Knee Pain Exercises
Low Back Pain - STarT Back Information LeafletLow Back Pain (Nonspecific) in Adults
Mallet FingerMarfan's Syndrome
Metatarsal FracturesMetatarsalgia
Morton's NeuromaMuscle Relaxants
Muscle WeaknessNeck Pain Exercises
Nonspecific Neck PainOlecranon Bursitis (Student's Elbow)
Oral SteroidsOsgood-Schlatter Disease
OsteoarthritisOsteomyelitis
OsteoporosisPaget's Disease of Bone
PainkillersPerthes' Disease
Polymyalgia RheumaticaPreventing Steroid-induced Osteoporosis
Prevention of Falls in the ElderlyPrimary Bone Cancer
Psoriatic ArthritisRaynaud's Phenomenon
Reactive ArthritisRepetitive Strain Injury
Restless Legs SyndromeRheumatoid Arthritis
Rotator Cuff DisordersScaphoid Wrist Fracture
Scleroderma - Systemic SclerosisScoliosis (Curvature of the Spine) and Kyphosis
Septic ArthritisSever's Disease
Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Pain ExercisesSjögren's Syndrome
Slipped (Prolapsed) DiscSlipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Spina BifidaSports Injuries
Sprains and StrainsSTarT Back Screening Tool for Low Back Pain
Steroid InjectionsSystemic Lupus Erythematosus
Temporomandibular Joint DisordersTendinopathy and Tenosynovitis
Tennis ElbowTennis Elbow Exercises
TENS MachinesTopical Anti-inflammatory Painkillers
TorticollisTrigger Finger
Vitamin D Deficiency including Osteomalacia and RicketsWhiplash Neck Sprain