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Pain management

Can you recommend supports for my knees?

Knee braces and supports are recommended as an add-on treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines. There are lots of different options on the market...

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What treatments are there for shoulder pain?

The shoulder is very prone to problems relating to muscle weakness or imbalance, which happens very quickly in a painful joint. Poor muscle control leads to instability and pain...

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What can I take instead of anti-inflammatory tablets?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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Can bromelain be used as a replacement to diclofenac?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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How long can I keep taking painkillers before they start affecting my health?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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How can I manage the pain of arthritis in the spine?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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Can you tell me more about saline injections for Achilles tendinitis?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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What treatments are being developed for osteoarthritis?

While you’re waiting for new treatments to become available, the mainstay of treatment is a mix of stretching, resistance exercises and work to improve the sense of balance in the joint (this is called proprioception)...

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Can you suggest a replacement painkiller to co-codamol?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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What painkillers are stonger than paracetamol and are they safe for me to take?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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Why does Voltarol interact with my daily aspirin?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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Why is my knee pain worse during the night?

Dr Philip Helliwell answers your questions about arthritis.

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