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Welcome to ACE Musculoskeletal Service

An evidence-based treatment and advice service for patients with musculoskeletal problems. The interventions aim to be responsive to the needs of the patients and provide a clear, concise, individual education programme based on patient needs.

Typical problems treated include: 

  • Frozen shoulder/shoulder injuries/shoulder pain
  • Knee pain/injuries/osteoarthritis
  • Ankle sprain, including achilles tendinopathy
  • Foot pain, including plantar fasciitis
  • Muscle injuries
  • Elbow pain, including tennis and golfer's elbow
  • Greater trochanteric pain syndrome
  • Hand and wrist pains, including trigger finger and De Quervain's tenosynovitis
  • Sports-type injuries and problems that are not responding to RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)
  • As well as more complex sport pain syndromes.

 

The aim is to maximise independence and to reduce patients’ symptoms and pain.

Treatments will include assessment, advice and joint and muscle injections. A referral to physiotherapy and podiatry can be organised when necessary.  

 

Where is the service provided?

The Musculoskeletal Service is provided at:

Primary Care Centre
Turner Road
Colchester
CO4 3GW       Click here to view map

How to access the service

Access to the service is by referral from the patient’s own GP to the Community Gateway.

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