W27 diagnoses all types of musculoskeletal problems affecting the joints, muscles and bones.

Sports injuries

  • Ligaments and tendon sprains – stretched or torn ligaments involving all limbs
  • Muscle strains – stretched or torn muscle fibres around the body
  • Stress injuries – stress responses in bones around the body
  • Trauma – fractures and dislocations of joints and subsequent soft tissue injuries
  • Back pain – soreness, tension or stiffness

Rheumatological conditions

  • Osteoarthritis – joint stiffness and pain caused by inflammation from a degenerative process
  • Rheumatoid arthritis – an inflammatory type of arthritis caused by your own immune system attacking the joints and its linings
  • Gout – a type of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in your blood. Usually affects the big toe
  • Ankylosing spondylitis – pain, stiffness and inflammation in the spine or across the lower back e.g. sacro-iliac joints
  • Spondylolisthesis – a bone slipping out of position causing pain and stiffness, or numbness

Trauma

  • Fractures (any upper + lower limb, spine)
  • Stress fractures – tiny cracks in bone due to repeated stress (common in high impact sports like running)
  • Dislocations e.g. shoulder – the upper arm pops out of the shoulder joint causing severe pain. Caused by heavy impact or a fall

Bone Infection

  • Osteomyelitis – this causes pain and discomfort, and can be rapidly progressing to any bone(s) in the body

Spinal problems (Back pain)

  • Slipped disk – a disc in the spine presses on a nerve causing intense pain
  • Sciatica – a condition affecting the nerve that runs from the pelvis down the bag of the legs to the feet
  • Cauda equina syndrome – severe compression of lower back nerves

General Orthopaedic complaints

  • Tendinopathy – swollen, painful tendons around the body
  • Bursitis – swollen bursa (fluid-filled sac beneath the skin) e.g shoulders,  hips and elsewhere around the body
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist
  • Rotator cuff tear – pain and extreme stiffness in the shoulder caused by injury or progressive degeneration
  • Trigger digit

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Warm Up Well for Winter Runs

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…

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