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DO I NEED PHYSIOTHERAPY?

A medical speciality that many marathon runners will be familiar with – physiotherapists can assist with a whole host of musculoskeletal conditions, including sporting injuries. From helping with bad backs and sprained ankles, to torn ligaments in the knees, seeing a physio will usually be beneficial. We discuss the common indications for requiring physio, as well as some of the techniques commonly used by therapists.

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ECONSULTANCY SITS DOWN WITH LDC’S MARK LEA

Digital Business publication eConsultancy asks LDC Commercial Manager what an average day consists of and what he likes about working for London Doctors Clinic

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WHEN TENDONITIS STRIKES…

As part of our build up to the London Marathon, today we’re covering the topic of tendonitis. This painful condition is due to the inflammation of the tendons – the structure attaching muscles to bones.

HOW TO HANDLE ATHLETE’S FOOT

In the lead up to the London Marathon this Sunday, we’re focusing on conditions commonly seen in runners. One condition of nightmares for the avid runner is athlete’s foot – a fungal infection associated with wearing damp trainers – a breeding site for fungus! Unlike many conditions which self-resolve over time, athlete’s foot will not go away without active treatment!

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EASTER SPECIAL: IS CHOCOLATE GOOD FOR YOU?

With Easter just around the corner (along with all those chocolate eggs), we thought we’d take the opportunity to put our medical brains to the question: “can chocolate ever be good for you?”.

BLOOD IN YOUR STOOL: SHOULD YOU BE WORRIED?

Following on from IBS and Crohn’s Disease, as part of IBS Awareness Month, today we’re focusing our article on a potential symptom of digestive conditions: blood in the stool. We run through some potential causes of this worrying symptom, as well as what you should do if you ever notice this.

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THE CHRONOLOGY OF CROHN’S

If you don’t know what Crohn’s is, you probably wouldn’t be able to guess from the name alone – unlike some conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome where the clue is most certainly in the name! For those unaware, Crohn’s is a chronic condition of the digestive system, affecting over 100,000 people in the UK. In today’s blog, we’ll cover the chronology of Crohn’s, from the first symptoms to look out for, to the long-term management.

MANAGING DEPRESSION WITH ANTIDEPRESSANTS

If you’ve been diagnosed with depression, there are many ways of managing and treating the condition that don’t involve medications. However, should you and your doctor agree that an anti-depressant medication is indicated, there are many different types available. In this article, we introduce you to the world of anti-depressants, including when to start and stop, and the potential side-effects of each.

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