Sanderstead Physio

Posts in Category: osteoarthritis


Osteoarthritis is a common cause of disability in older people. Cartilage at the bone ends provide protection to the joints in the body. In osteoarthritis, these cartilages break down causing loss of protection of the bones, and joints subsequently develop stiffness and pain. If not attended in time, Osteoarthritis can also damage ligaments, menisci and muscles. Over time it may create a need... read more
02 January 2014 11:30:00 Categories: Croydon Physiotherapist Croydon Physiotherapy osteoarthritis

Treating bad back pain in Croydon 

044ASP363841It’s a rather depressing thought that in our lives almost all of us will suffer from back pain of one sort or another. Back pain comes in many different types and has many different causes. From upper back pain around the neck, to middle back pain down the spine and probably the most common lower back pain including sciatica, spondylosis, disc problems amongst several others.

As one of the top physiotherapists specialising in treating back pain in Croydon you can trust on Sanderstead physio to help you manage your back pain as effective as possible. We will give you a full assessment to ensure that we find out the cause of your back pain and so we can most effectively treat you by as well as treating the symptoms we can effectively reduce the cause and get you back pain free as soon as possible.

... read more

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatments in Croydon 

As a Croydon physio we see lots of cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, it is quite common and can be very debilitating condition that has several causes.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms

220ASPQB683-414can often be described as a pain, numbness, weakness or a tingling burning sensation around the wrist and hand. The symptoms are most likely to appear on some index and middle fingers and it can even extend up into the forearm or even to the shoulder. You may also notice a slight change in colour as the skin in the hands becomes dry and the hand and fingers could become swollen. Initially these symptoms might only occur for a short period of time and you may notice that they are worse at night. However early treatment tends to lead to quicker and speedy recovery, the longer you suffer with the symptoms are more painful and prolonged they will be in the longer the treatment to resolve will take.

What is carpal Tunnel syndrome?

... read more

Spondylosis - lower back pain treatment by Croydon Physio 

back xraySpondylosis is a term that is given to a degenerative osteoarthritis of the joints in the centre of the spinal vertebra. This can be quite a severe condition which can put pressure on to some of the many nerve roots causing extreme propane and can also cause weakness in various muscles in limbs.

A lot of the causes of this due to age-related issues however it can affect people of all different ages. What happens is a narrowing of the space between two adjacent vertebra occurs compression on the nerve root from the spinal cord resulting in severe pain in the neck, shoulder, back , arm or leg. It can cause other symptoms although less common such as a loss of balance or a changing gait (walking style) as well as other embarrassing side-effects such as loss of bowel and bladder control.

... read more