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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...

Ankle Sprains

A common injury caused by a twisting force to the lower leg or foot, often affecting the lateral side of the ankle. Sprains involve damage to the ligaments that stabilise the ankle joint, presenting as tears which vary in severity. See below for the different types of...

The Knee Joint

Ever wondered what your knee joint looks like? It’s a very complex structure containing ligaments, cartilage, synovial fluid and menisci. At Jonathan Clark Physiotherapy, we routinely diagnose and successfully treat knee injuries – so why not book your...