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    Diabetes, Foot Care and Foot Ulcers Conditions

    You will have an examination of both feet to check for ulcers, cuts and abrasions to the feet, signs of poor circulation, areas of numbness and the development of Charcot's arthropathy. T...

    Perthes' Disease Conditions

    In many cases, the top of the thigh bone in the hip joint (the femoral head) regrows and remodels back to normal, or near-normal. The hip joint then returns to normal and is able to ...

    Reactive Arthritis Conditions

    One or more joints may be affected. The joints in the legs, such as knees, ankles and toes, are the ones most commonly affected.

    Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition - including Pseudogout Professional

    It may progress to cause a destructive arthropathy producing a neuropathic joint. Most often, it affects knees, wrists, shoulders and hips. Differential diagnosis Acu...

    Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition (Pseudogout) Conditions

    Calcium pyrophosphate is a substance produced in the cartilages of the joints. It can become deposited as crystals on joint tissues. This is called calcium pyrophosphate deposition.

    Baker's Cyst Conditions

    Some knee joint anatomy The first diagram below illustrates a typical normal knee joint looking from the side.

    Hypermobility Syndrome Conditions

    Treatment is aimed at increasing muscle strength and joint resilience without causing injury. What is joint hypermobility syndrome? Joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) i...

    Sprains and Strains Conditions

    A sprain is an injury to the band (ligament) which connects two or more bones to a joint. A sprain is usually caused by the joint being forced suddenly outside its usual range of m...

    Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes Professional

    Pain should be managed using the analgesic ladder, always considering the possibility of neuropathic pain. Celiprolol - a beta 1-adrenoceptor antagonist with a beta 2-adrenoceptor agonist ...

    Management of Type 2 Diabetes Professional

    Neuropathic pain: see the separate  Neuropathic Pain and its Management and Neuropathic Joints (Charcot Joints) articles. Feet: see the separate Diabetic Neuropathy and ...

    Slapped Cheek Disease Conditions

    Occasionally, mild pain and stiffness develop in one or more joints for a few days. This is more common in adults than in children. You may have no symptoms Around one in four people wh...

    Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) Conditions

    Sometimes only a few joints are affected, whereas other people have many joints affected. The small joints of the hands and feet tend to be the ones affected most.

    Septic Arthritis Professional

    History and examination may not only yield clues as to the diagnosis of septic arthritis but also to the type of infection that is present. 85-90% of non-gonococcal suppurative arthritis affects one ...

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Conditions

    See separate leaflet called Neuropathic Pain for more details . Medications may also be needed for depression . Pamidronate is a bisphosphonate medicine that is given by slow injec...

    Rheumatic Fever Conditions

    How does rheumatic fever affect the joints? Some joints become hot and red and are sore to move. The knees, wrists, elbows and ankles are affected.

    Disease-modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) Conditions

    In people with RA, antibodies are formed against the tissue that surrounds joints (the synovium). This causes inflammation in and around affected joints. Over time this can damage...

    Swollen Legs Conditions

    Wear and tear arthritis ( osteoarthritis ) - in particular this might affect a knee (or both knees) or the big toe(s). Joint problems caused by inflammation - for example, gout ,...

    Acute Polyarthritis Professional

    Rheumatic fever (RF)  -  group A streptococci Reactive arthritis Crystal arthropathy/metabolic disease Gout (urate) Pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate) ...

    Ankle Injury (Sprained or Broken Ankle) Conditions

    A sprain is an injury to the band which connects two or more bones to a joint. This band is called a ligament. A sprain is usually caused by the joint being forced suddenly outside...

    Gait Abnormalities in Children Professional

    Musculoskeletal assessment First, observe the walk. Joint screening using the pGALS ( p aediatric g ait, a rms, l egs, s pine) screen has been validated in school-aged chil...