Understanding Varicose Veins and The Treatment Options Available

Posted on in Lifestyle

Varicose veins are a common condition in adults and typically appear as enlarged and swollen veins on the feet and legs. Varicose veins are purple or blue in colour and can feel bumpy and look twisted.

If you have varicose veins, then you may also experience these symptoms:

  • Legs that ache and feel uncomfortable or heavy
  • Ankles and feet that swell
  • A burning sensation in your legs
  • Regular leg cramps, often during the night
  • Thin, flaking and itchy dry skin over the affected area
  • Leg ulceration

 

You can expect these symptoms to become worse when the weather is warm or if you have been stood up for a while. Walking around or raising your legs when you sit down can help to reduce them.

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5 Top Tips For Returning To Sporting Activity After An Ankle Sprain

Posted on in Fitness, Sports injury

By Justin Yeoh, Musculoskeletal, Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant

An ankle sprain is one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries across all sports; from football to running, from rugby to simply walking. A sprain occurs when the ankle is usually ‘rolled’ (inverted) and can be a contact or non-contact injury. Typically, there is damage to the ligament or ligaments on the outer (lateral) side of the ankle, which helps support the joint.

Justin Yeoh, Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant who consults at Prime Health in Weybridge, Surrey has treated countless patients, including many professional sports players, for a sprained ankle. Justin advises that while the treatment and management of such an injury can be straightforward, for many patients, ensuring a quick return to activity and minimising any long-term damage, is paramount and their top priority.

Here Justin shares his expert advice and recommendations for treating a sprained ankle and the transition to returning to activity.

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Committed to looking after you during the Covid pandemic

Posted on in Centre News

Updated: March 2021

With the gradual easing of restrictions across the UK, we can reconfirm that our site is open and fully operational, and all appointments and services running as normal. In addition to appointments in the centre, we are also able to offer virtual appointments and home visits on selected services.

During this time, we would like to remind all of our patients, partners and staff that it is more important than ever that all healthcare issues are addressed and not left to worsen due to worries about Covid-19, and would like to reassure you all of the measures we have in place to support your health, safety, and wellbeing.

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January 2021 Update On Prime Health Services During UK Lockdown

Posted on in Centre News

Following the announcement by UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, that the UK will go into Lockdown from Tuesday 5 January 2021, we can confirm that our site remains open and fully operational, and all appointments and services will continue as normal.

During this worrying time, we would like to remind all of our patients, partners and staff that it is more important than ever that all healthcare issues are addressed and not left to worsen due to worries about Covid-19, and would like to reassure you all of the measures we have in place to support your health, safety, and wellbeing.

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An UPDATE on our commitment to you during the COVID-19 outbreak

Posted on in Centre News

At this time, it’s more important than ever that healthcare issues other than Covid continue to be addressed. Following the latest Government announcement, we want to reassure our patients that Prime Health remains open.

Over the last few months, we have helped thousands of patients access treatment and are proud of our team of healthcare professionals and staff who are so fully committed to the safety and wellbeing of our patients and continue to provide treatment.

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COVID-19 Testing Service Update

Posted on in Centre News

Following an increased demand within the wider community, unfortunately, Prime Health is no longer able to offer tests that confirm if someone currently has COVID-19.

Until now we have been able to provide these (PCR) tests to those requiring a COVID Fit to Fly, travel certification or suchlike. However, although we will aim to honour any tests already booked, in order to release testing capacity within laboratories to individuals that urgently need it, this service is no longer available.

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5 stretches to include in your new daily work schedule

Posted on in Fitness, Sports injury

For many adults, working from home offers a number of advantages; no daily commute, a flexible schedule and no office distractions. However, as home working becomes the new normal, there is an ongoing disadvantage which an increasing number of people are experiencing.

When lockdown was enforced, all over the land offices and ergonomically designed workspaces were replaced with make-shift desks in bedrooms and on the kitchen table. And, after spending weeks hunched over their laptops, bad posture and working at poorly set up workstations, home workers are experiencing an increase in aches and pains across the back, neck, and shoulders.

Often just put down to normal daily discomfort and left largely ignored, if left unresolved they could have a much longer-term impact on mobility and posture.

Ele King, Sports Massage Therapist at Prime Health shares five simple stretches to ease the aches and strains felt after periods of time sitting down or working on a computer at a desk.

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Our commitment to you during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Posted on in Centre News

Committed as we are to maintaining high levels of service, we understand that you may have anxiety about health and treatment at this time, and want to offer our patients reassurance about our services. We have summarised below Frequently Asked Questions which patients and referring healthcare professionals may have during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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COVID-19 (coronavirus) update

Posted on in Centre News

At this time we face a rapidly evolving situation that is unprecedented in modern life but we want to assure all our patients and colleagues of the work being done behind the scenes to support our centres and services.

Our clinical team is led by our Chief Medical Officer (Paul Zollinger-Read CBE) and our Head of Clinical Services (Sarah Whittaker) who are both in regular contact with our colleagues in the NHS and Public Health England to ensure we stay up to date with the latest information and guidance. They, in turn, hold regular briefings with the wider team to pass on updates and advice on best practice and support our teams with any questions that they may have. We are extremely proud of the responses of our team as they have risen to the challenges that this pandemic has brought to us all.

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How to train in Winter and Avoid a Sports Injury

Posted on in Fitness, Sports injury

Winter sports training throws up multiple issues that you need to be aware of. So how do you continue to maintain your training throughout winter without the risk of gaining an injury?

The first thing you should do is not to be put off from training during cold, wet or icy conditions. Instead, you should follow safe training recommendations and expert advice offered by our sports therapists and clinicians at Prime Health.

No matter whether you are a dedicated sports enthusiast taking part in triathlons, or a passionate weekend warrior that gives it your all at the weekends for your local rugby or football club, it makes perfect sense for you to want to help prevent yourself from sustaining a sports injury that can seriously affect your performance.

When the UK experiences short days, bad weather and cold temperatures all day long, it can be challenging to keep up your training routine. However, there are many benefits to training during the winter.

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