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 ExercisesBack Pain in Children
Back Pain in Children - DiagnosisBack Pain in Children - Symptoms and Causes
Back Pain in Children - Treatment, Complications and PreventionBaker's Cyst
Behçet's DiseaseBiological Medicines for Rheumatoid Arthritis
BisphosphonatesBone Scan
Broken Arm (Upper)Broken Arm (Upper) - Causes
Broken Arm (Upper) - Diagnosis and TreatmentBroken Arm (Upper) - Outlook and Complications
Broken Arm (Upper) - SymptomsBroken Toe
BunionsCalcium Pyrophosphate Deposition - including Pseudogout
Calcium-rich DietCare of Rib Injuries
Carpal Tunnel SyndromeCarpal Tunnel Syndrome Causes and Diagnosis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome SymptomsCarpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
Cauda Equina SyndromeCauses and Diagnosis of Repetitive Strain Injury
Cervical Rib/Thoracic Outlet SyndromeCervical Spondylosis
Chondromalacia PatellaeClub Foot (Congenital Talipes Equinovarus)
Common DislocationsCompartment Syndrome
Complex Regional Pain SyndromeCostochondritis
Costochondritis - CausesCostochondritis - Symptoms
Costochondritis - TreatmentCostochondritis - When to see a doctor
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
GoutGreater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome - CausesGreater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome - Treatment
Growing PainsHamstring Injuries
Hand-arm Vibration SyndromeHeat and Ice Treatment for Pain
Heel and Foot Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)Heel and Foot Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) - Causes
Heel and Foot Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) - SymptomsHeel and Foot Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) - Treatment
Henoch-Schönlein PurpuraHenoch-Schönlein Purpura - Causes
Henoch-Schönlein Purpura - DiagnosisHenoch-Schönlein Purpura - Symptoms
Henoch-Schönlein Purpura - TreatmentHip Fracture
Hip ReplacementHip Replacement - Causes
Hip Replacement - Investigations & PreparationHip Replacement - Outcome & Complications
Hip Replacement - SymptomsHip Replacement - Treatment
Housemaid's Knee (Prepatellar Bursitis)Hypermobility Syndrome
Joint PainJuvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Knee Ligament InjuriesKnee Pain (Patellofemoral Pain)
Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Pain) - CausesKnee Pain (Patellofemoral Pain) - Symptoms and Diagnosis
Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Pain) - TreatmentKnee Pain Exercises
Knee ReplacementKnee Replacement - Causes
Knee Replacement - Investigations & preparationKnee Replacement - Outcomes & complications
Knee Replacement - SymptomsKnee Replacement - Treatment
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 FracturesMetatarsal Fractures - Causes
Metatarsal Fractures - Complications and PreventionMetatarsal Fractures - Diagnosis
Metatarsal Fractures - SymptomsMetatarsal Fractures - Treatment
MetatarsalgiaMorton's Neuroma
Muscle RelaxantsMuscle Weakness
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)Neck Pain Exercises
Nonspecific Lower Back Pain in AdultsNonspecific Neck Pain
Oral SteroidsOral Steroids - Cautions and contraindications
Oral Steroids - InteractionsOral Steroids - Side-effects
Oral Steroids - UsesOsgood-Schlatter Disease
OsteoarthritisOsteomyelitis
OsteoporosisPaget's Disease of Bone
PainkillersPelvic Fractures
Pelvic Fractures - CausesPelvic Fractures - Complications and recovery
Pelvic Fractures - DiagnosisPelvic Fractures - Symptoms
Pelvic Fractures - TreatmentPerthes' Disease
Perthes' Disease - CausesPerthes' Disease - Symptoms
Perthes' Disease - TreatmentPolymyalgia Rheumatica
Preventing Steroid-induced OsteoporosisPrevention of Falls in the Elderly
Primary Bone CancerPsoriatic Arthritis
Raynaud's PhenomenonReactive Arthritis
Repetitive Strain InjuryRepetitive Strain Injury Symptoms
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 Disc Problems (including Red Flag Signs)Spinal Stenosis
Sports InjuriesSprains and Strains
STarT Back Screening Tool for Low Back PainSteroid Injections
Student's Elbow (Olecranon Bursitis)Student's Elbow (Olecranon Bursitis) - Causes
Student's Elbow (Olecranon Bursitis) - DiagnosisStudent's Elbow (Olecranon Bursitis) - Symptoms
Student's Elbow (Olecranon Bursitis) - TreatmentSystemic Lupus Erythematosus
Temporomandibular Joint DisordersTendinopathy and Tenosynovitis
Tendinopathy and Tenosynovitis - CausesTendinopathy and Tenosynovitis - Diagnosis
Tendinopathy and Tenosynovitis - Outlook & PreventionTendinopathy and Tenosynovitis - Symptoms
Tendinopathy and Tenosynovitis - TreatmentTennis Elbow
Tennis Elbow ExercisesTENS Machines
Thoracic Back PainThoracic Back Pain - Diagnosis, Treatment and Outlook
Thoracic Back Pain - Symptoms and CausesTopical Anti-inflammatory Painkillers
TorticollisTorticollis - Causes
Torticollis - Symptoms and DiagnosisTorticollis - Treatment
Treating Repetitive Strain InjuryTrigger 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