Have you been living with aches and pains over the past 12 months? Maybe you’ve put off seeking medical help in the hope that the problem would simply go away? Maybe you’re worried about taking time off work, or the financial impact that treatment might have? Or maybe the fear of undergoing treatment is enough…
If you are having radiology tests and treatments, you might be wondering how you will feel afterwards and whether you will be able to resume your everyday activities straight away.
If you have pain in your shoulder caused by a shoulder impingement, your consultant may recommend having an ultrasound guided injection to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Here we explore what an ultrasound guided injection is, what conditions it’s used for and what to expect when you go for your appointment.
Injections are often used to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the shoulder, hip, knee and wrist, including arthritis, torn ligaments and muscles, labral tears and tendonitis.
Advances in our understanding of disease, new approaches to treatment, technological breakthroughs, scientific studies and research from around the world… just some of the reasons why it is essential for medical consultants to engage in continuous professional development and remain at the forefront of research in their field.
Two heads are better than one, states the old adage and when it comes to the health of our patients the team at W27 Diagnostics and Imaging wholeheartedly agrees. We believe in working closely alongside other health professionals to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Ultrasound-guided injections of platelet rich plasma are an increasingly popular treatment for tendon and joint pain and injury. As a comparatively new treatment, not everyone has heard of platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections and fewer still understand how they work. Yet the science behind the treatment is relatively straightforward.
Unless you’re a fully paid-up member of the “all-weather runners club” you might be forgiven for confining your running schedule to the warmer months when the days are longer and the chance of rain is less (although always a possibility here in the UK!).
As we near finals weekend at Wimbledon, it’s not just the unbroken spell of sunny weather that has had spectators sweating. Whilst tennis fans will have their own views on who will be this year’s champions but with the skills of all players so high, it could go either way.
Injections of anaesthetic and/or steroids into the joint can be an effective form of pain relief for people with chronic joint pain or musculoskeletal injuries. They can also be used to remove excess fluids, for example from cysts and ganglions.
Sunny days (sometimes!), short nights, sandals…. It can only mean one thing: it’s nearly time for Wimbledon! If you’re a tennis afficianado, the start of the lawn tennis season is probably a cause for excitement. You might even find yourself inspired to take up your racket and get out onto the court yourself.
It is important to get an accurate diagnosis if you are experiencing pain. Without this it is impossible for your doctor to treat the source of your pain effectively.
Warmer weather and longer days herald the start of the summer athletics season. Whether you’re a canoeist, cyclist, beach volleyball player or something else, if you’re limbering up to start competing, or if your children are getting ready to compete, it’s worth building some injury-prevention steps into your training schedule.
As we enter the final countdown to this year’s London Marathon, thousands of runners are training hard and making their last minute preparations to compete in the world’s largest single annual fundraising event.
Radiology testing is any kind of imaging technique that is used to diagnose or treat disease. Different types of imaging techniques are used depending on the suspected problem. If you are having a radiology test, here’s what to expect and how to prepare for the procedure:
It’s no secret that working in construction can be hard on your body. You may be handling heavy materials, lifting, stretching, digging… sometimes in sub zero temperatures, sometimes in pouring rain or blistering heat. You may be working high above the ground and be at risk of falling, or on uneven ground and be at…
A frozen shoulder can be extremely painful. It is caused by inflammation of the joint lining and/or restricted movement due to the formation of scar tissue. Read our mini-guide to shoulder Hydrodilatations, a treatment that can help ease the pain of a frozen shoulder.
Lower temperatures means a higher chance of injuries so it is more important than ever to warm up well during the winter months to avoid the risk of strains, sprains and tears. The reason for this is that your muscles don’t contract as efficiently when they are cold which means they have to work harder…
Radiology scans are commonly used to help diagnose and manage patients’ symptoms and conditions. They include a range of different imaging techniques e.g. X-rays, Ultrasound, CT scans, and MRI scans, which the radiographer helps to acquire the images of the insides of your body. These images are then processed and sent to the specialist radiologist to analyse and then…