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Costochondritis

What is it? Costochondritis; caused by inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and sternum (breastbone). It commonly affects the 4th, 5th and 6th ribs. Cartilage is a connective tissue between joints of the body; it acts as a shock absorber to movement, protecting...

Osteoarthritis

What is it? A degenerative joint disease, mainly affecting weight bearing joints. Characterised by a slowly progressing stiffness. Pathology Softening of articular cartilage Thinning of cartilage Formation of cavities which expose underlying bone Fragments of bone...

Normal and Arthritic joints

As the weather becomes cold and wet, Arthritis starts to prevail! At Jonathan Clark Physiotherapy we treat a variety of Rheumatic conditions, such as Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

What is Septic Arthritis?

Septic Arthritis, also known as Infectious Arthritis, is caused by bacterium Staphylococcus Aureus or a fungus. The bacterium or fungus can travel through the body, settling on a joint and causing an infection. The infection can be spread through a variety of ways,...