Osteoarthritis causes joints to become painful, stiff and difficult to move, and occur when the protective cartilage at the end of bones become worn from a constant low level of activity as part of normal life. Almost every joint in the body can be affected by arthritis, however it is more common to occur in the knees, hips and small joints of the hand. People at increased risk of osteoarthritis are older patients (normally over 45 years of age) and obese patients, as excess weight puts additional strain on joints particularly the hips and knees. Symptoms generally include, but are not exclusive to, joint pain that gets worse the more you use them, and joint stiffness and swelling.
Common treatment of osteoarthritis includes:
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Initial Physiotherapy Assessment (45 minutes, for NEW patients) £80
Follow Up Physiotherapy Consultation (30 minutes) £65
Sports Medicine Consultation Including Ultrasound, with Dr Raj Subbu (30 minutes) £120
Dr Raj Subbu, a Cardiff Medical School graduate, specialises in Sports and Exercise Medicine, focusing on musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries and concussion. As the Lead Club Doctor for Saracens Rugby Club, he holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine and Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Injection Therapy and Interventions.
Jonathan, Lead Physiotherapist at Private GP Services, excels in musculoskeletal injuries and sports rehabilitation, especially lower limb pathologies. With eleven years at Saracens rugby club and experience in private practice and elite sports consultations, he brings expertise to the St Albans clinic.