Don’t put up with joint or muscle pain

1st March 2017

Nuffield Health family on a beach slide

Are you suffering from a niggling knee injury, a sore hip or a painful shoulder?

Many people with a joint issue, whether it’s a niggling knee injury or a sore hip, simply tolerate the pain or discomfort and accept the limitations this brings. In many cases that’s unnecessary. Worn out joints can often be repaired or replaced. Orthopaedic surgery can give you a new lease of life, but it’s a big decision and you need to feel confident in your surgeon.

An invitation to find out more from a Consultant.

Nuffield Health Man and child in garden having fun smallIf you are experiencing pain we can discuss the possible cause and give you advice and information on the treatment available, from physiotherapy to surgery.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to find out more about, the range of orthopaedic treatments available, including a presentation by fully accredited Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, Mr H Plaha and Mr R Ray.

Get your questions answered or simply listen to some good advice.

Come to our next open event on:

Saturday 18th March 2017 at 10.30am


Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital, Shenfield Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8EH

Don’t wait. Booking is essential as places are limited.


How to Book

Phone: 01277 886 702

Email: [email protected]



Recovery Plus – what we offer that our competitors don’t.

Did you know that some Orthopaedic treatments at Brentwood Hospital qualify for Nuffield Health’s Recovery Plus programme? This is a free-of-charge optional enhanced recovery programme that enables you to continue your rehabilitation at a Nuffield Health Gym, with the help of a qualified physiotherapist.


Why chose Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital in Essex

  • Your treatment may include our free-of-charge Recovery Plus programme
  • Rapid access to expert consultations, x-rays & treatment
  • A leading consultant of your choice who is with you from initial consultation to post surgery check up
  • Access to the latest and most reliable surgical techniques
  • Experts in hip and knee surgery (replacement, revision, key hole surgery)
  • Matron led nursing care with patient satisfaction ratings consistently in excess of 95%
  • Finance options available


Shoulder pain

Nuffield Health man on bike assessment smallThe shoulder is the most flexible joint in the human body. Its wide range of movement means that injuries can happen easily.

There are three bones that make up your shoulder: the collar bone (clavicle), the shoulder blade (scapula) and the upper arm bone (humerus). There are four tendons that hold the shoulder joint in place, called rotator cuff tendons. You can get problems when these are damaged or swollen or there are changes to the surrounding bones.

Symptoms of shoulder problems include pain, usually happening when you reach overhead or behind your back. Inflamed muscles and tendons cause pain and lack of movement in the shoulder. Other symptoms may include weakness in the shoulder and a deep ache, often worse at night. This can make simple activities like dressing, bathing, and even sleeping difficult. But treatment can help.

Treatment does vary depending on your injury. Visit us to confirm the diagnosis of your shoulder pain.

Please use the table below to find out more information about a specific symptom or treatment:

·       ACJ injury

·       Degenerative conditions of the shoulder

·       Painful arc syndrome

·       Upper limb disorders

·       Upper limb fractures and injuries

·       Upper limb surgery

·       Shoulder Instability

·       Subacromial Decompression

·       Frozen shoulder

·       Shoulder manipulation

·       Shoulder replacement 

·       Shoulder surgery (rotator cuff repair)

·       Shoulder stabilisation


Knee pain

While there are other ways to investigate knee joint problems or injuries, an arthroscopy is the only way for us to get a direct view inside your joint.

We can often diagnose problems with an MRI scan, but we may still need to perform surgery to treat the problem.

During an arthroscopy, we look inside your knee using a small telescope with a light attached to a camera. This technique works with any joint in the body, although it is most commonly used with knees. Knee problems can happen at any age, and an arthroscopy is a safe and effective way to identify them and treat your knee. Our orthopaedic experts can diagnose and treat your knee


Hip pain

Damage or wear and tear to any of the elements in your hip joint can result in severe limitations to your mobility or your ability to bear weight on your hip.

As one of the largest joints in the body, your hip joint supports your upper body as you walk, stand, run, bend and stretch. Sometimes called the “ball and socket” joint, your hip joint includes a rounded head of the femur (thighbone) that fits into the acetabulum (a socket in your pelvis).

Your femur and acetabulum are connected by strong bands of tissue called ligaments. The muscles around the joint help to stabilise your hip. A layer of cartilage cushions the ends of the bones allowing for smooth movement in the joint.

Hips can become damaged or worn in several ways:

  • Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is a degenerative disease and is often referred to as “wear and tear” of a joint as you get older.
  • Osteoarthritis is painful, as joints become stiff and inflamed when the smooth cartilage lining the joints gets damaged. Without the protection of cartilage, the rough surfaces of your bones rub together as you move; causing the pain that is all too common for sufferers.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of autoimmune disease. Your immune system usually fights any infection. Rheumatoid arthritis attacks the cells in your joints making them stiff and swollen. In time joints can be damaged.
  • Hip trauma (fracture or broken hip) caused by an accident or fall.
  • Hip replacement is a very common procedure. Last year alone our Orthopaedic Consultants performed over 5000 hip replacements. 

Please use the information below to find out more information about a specific symptom or treatment:





Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital

Shenfield Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8EH

01277 695 695