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Latest updates on the surgical and non-surgical treatment options for all types of musculoskeletal conditions.

cartilage degradation after ACL injury

Common Painkillers May Make Back Pain Worse

Patients suffering with back pain are commonly prescribed painkillers to provide relief. However, a new study has revealed that common painkillers may worsen the pain in the long term. Anti-inflammatory drugs Dexamethasone and Diclofenac…
MBST for tennis elbow

How to fix tennis elbow

Watching Wimbledon inspires many of us to pick up a racket but how do you avoid incurring Tennis Elbow. This common elbow condition is a kind of Tendonitis, triggering pain around the outer area of the joint. Despite its name, it isn’t just…
MBST for shin splints

How to Stop Shin Splints in Their Tracks

Shin splints are a common complaint for dancers, runners, athletes, and recruits in the military. They refer to the pain felt along the shin bone in the lower leg and are medically known as medial tibial stress syndrome. In most cases, shin…
MBST for Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Unique Approaches to Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a common condition that is thought to affect between 4 and 7% of the population. Causing pain around the heel and arch of the foot, typical treatments include rest, ice, and switching to more comfortable shoes. However,…
MBST treatment for osteoporosis

New Osteoporosis Treatment That Could Benefit Thousands

For the first time in a decade, a new treatment has been approved that could benefit thousands of people suffering with Osteoporosis. Approved by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence), Romosozumab provides greater protection…
MBST for back pain

Back pain – your treatment options

Living with back pain can be frustrating and debilitating. Most people develop some level of back pain during their lifetime, and it typically improves after a few weeks. However, for some patients, the pain can be ongoing. According to a…
MBST to treat Rheumatoid arthritis

New tool developed to predict progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis

A new tool has successfully been developed to predict the progression of Rheumatoid arthritis. This could help in the prevention and treatment, as well as give experts a clearer understanding of the disease. Below, we look at what the research…
MBST for sporting injuries

Returning to play after injury

Players who experience a sporting injury are understandably keen to get back to play as soon as possible. However, depending upon the severity of the injury, it can take months to fully heal. Returning to play too early can cause further…
osteoarthritis pain pathway

Osteoarthritis Pain Pathway Identified

A molecular signalling pathway has been identified as contributing towards osteoarthritis pain. The findings were discovered through a study carried out by researchers from the North Carolina State University. The identification of the pain…
MBST for osteoporosis

Menopause and Bone Density

The menopause is known to cause many side effects. From hot flushes to hair thinning, your body goes through a lot due to hormonal changes. As well as these unpleasant and frustrating symptoms, the menopause can also result in more serious health…
new treatment for arthritis

New Treatments Being Trialled to Alleviate Arthritis

A recent small-scale trial has indicated that an injection of fat could help to alleviate arthritis in patients. With approximately 8.5 million people in the UK suffering from painful joints attributed to osteoarthritis, it’s not surprising…
cartilage degradation after ACL injury

New Understanding of Cartilage Degradation After ACL Injury

A new international study has revealed how cartilage degradation occurs after an ACL injury. The first of its kind study was published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research. The goal of the research was to establish disease progression to help…