Joint Problems

Simple Home Neck Exercise

A video of simple home exercises for your neck.

Please view the video


ESCAPE-pain is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain of the knees and/or hips, that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. It helps people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can help themselves with, and takes them through a progressive exercise programme so they learn how to cope with pain better.

Telephone: 020 7188 7188 (extension 57032)



Joint Injections

In some situations, an injection of steroid into a painful joint can be helpful. However, sometimes this is not the best treatment and your doctor may recommend an alternative.

However, the following doctors do joint injections.

Shoulder: Dr Islam, Dr Jarvis, Dr H Khalid, DR McNiece, Dr Moreno, Dr Kuok

Elbows: Dr Islam, Dr Jarvis, Dr H Khalid, Dr Kuok, Dr Hodges

Fingers: Dr Islam, Dr Jarvis, Dr H Khalid, Dr Moreno

Knees: Dr Hodges, Dr Islam, Dr Jarvis, Dr Kempfen, Dr H Khalid, Dr Kuok, Dr McNiece

Thigh (Trochanteric bursa area): Dr Kuok, Dr Jarvis, Dr H Khalid

Gloucestershire Community Children and Young People’s Physiotherapy Service

The service aims to support children and young people with a range of conditions by providing them and their families with support, advice and physical intervention to promote optimum outcome for the child and their family.

Information and factsheets

Please view the Hip Mobility and Strength video.

We Can Move - how to become fall-proof

Do you have older parents, family or friends that may be susceptible to falls? Are you an older person that wants to become more active, fitter, stronger and protect yourself from falls? Find out more at the We Can Move website.

How Can I Help Myself

Patients can no longer self refer to physio, please see this self help resource. There are lots of things you can do to manage your pain yourself.


Guidance For Immunosuppressant Therapy

For more information from the Gloucester Rheumatology Department, please visit this page. 

How to see a Physiotherapist

Find out manage your pain.

See here for exercises and advice on how to manage your sprains/pain.

Gloucestershire Self Management - Live Better to Feel Better

Self-management is about finding ways, and learning techniques, which enable you to control your long-term health condition, rather than having it control you.

The Live Better to Feel Better course has been designed with you in mind, to provide you with these techniques as well as the confidence and awareness to use them appropriately.

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Telephone: 0300 421 1623


Versus Arthritis

Arthritis can affect the body in many different ways. Versus Arthritis has a wealth of information on how the pains caused by arthritis can be managed.