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
Club Foot (Congenital Talipes Equinovarus)Common Dislocations
Compartment SyndromeComplex Regional Pain Syndrome
CostochondritisCramps in the Leg
Developmental Dysplasia of the HipDEXA Scan
Disease-modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs)Dupuytren's Contracture
Ehlers-Danlos SyndromeFibromyalgia
Flat FeetFoot Drop
Foot Pain ExercisesFrozen Shoulder
Giant Cell ArteritisGout
Gout Diet SheetGreater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
Growing PainsHamstring Injuries
Hand-arm Vibration SyndromeHeat and Ice Treatment for Pain
Heel and Foot Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)Henoch-Schönlein Purpura
Hip FractureHousemaid's Knee (Prepatellar Bursitis)
Hypermobility SyndromeJoint Pain
Juvenile Idiopathic ArthritisKnee Ligament Injuries
Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Pain)Knee Pain Exercises
Low Back Pain - STarT Back Information LeafletMallet Finger
Marfan's SyndromeMeniscal Tears and Other Knee Cartilage Injuries
Meniscal Tears and Other Knee Cartilage Injuries - CausesMeniscal Tears and Other Knee Cartilage Injuries - Diagnosis
Meniscal Tears and Other Knee Cartilage Injuries - PhysiotherapyMeniscal Tears and Other Knee Cartilage Injuries - Surgery
Meniscal Tears and Other Knee Cartilage Injuries - SymptomsMeniscal Tears and Other Knee Cartilage Injuries - Treatment and self-care
Metatarsal FracturesMetatarsalgia
Morton's NeuromaMuscle Relaxants
Muscle WeaknessMyalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
Neck Pain ExercisesNonspecific Lower Back Pain in Adults
Nonspecific Neck PainOlecranon Bursitis (Student's Elbow)
Oral SteroidsOsgood-Schlatter Disease
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 DisordersSarcoidosis
Scaphoid Wrist FractureScleroderma - Systemic Sclerosis
Scoliosis (Curvature of the Spine) and KyphosisSeptic Arthritis
Sever's DiseaseShin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
Shoulder PainShoulder Pain Exercises
Sjögren's SyndromeSlipped (Prolapsed) Disc
Slipped Capital Femoral EpiphysisSpina Bifida
Spinal StenosisSports 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 RicketsVitamin D Deficiency including Osteomalacia and Rickets - Causes
Vitamin D Deficiency including Osteomalacia and Rickets - PreventionVitamin D Deficiency including Osteomalacia and Rickets - Symptoms
Vitamin D Deficiency including Osteomalacia and Rickets - TreatmentWhiplash Neck Sprain