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Kidney stones – symptoms, causes and treatment

What are kidney stones? Kidney stones are hard crystalline masses of varying shapes and sizes that form on the inside

Heel pain – plantar fasciitis

Heel pain is most commonly caused by plantar fasciitis, a chronic (ongoing) overuse injury of the thick band of tissue

How long do hip and knee replacements last?

As we age, many of our hard-working joints start to wear out and may need to be replaced. Two common

Muscle aches and pains

General Information See Your Pharmacist or Medical Professional Treatment Tips Treatment Options More Information General Information General muscular aches and

How do medications help osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a chronic joint disease which is very common, affecting about one in 10 people and disproportionately affecting women.

Mobilisation in intensive care

Intensive care units provide treatment to patients with acute and severe illness and injury. Some people are admitted to surgical


What is bursitis? Bursitis is a painful condition that happens when you have inflammation of a bursa. Bursae are small

Corticosteroid injections

Corticosteroids (also known as steroids) are medicines that can be used to treat inflammation. When corticosteroids are injected into or

More exercise equals less disease

The benefits of physical activity on reducing risk of chronic diseases are well documented. Relatively few studies, however, have quantified


Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic (ongoing) problems with generalised pain, tenderness and muscle stiffness throughout the body, alongside

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