Pneumology - Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder that arises from degeneration of nerve cells in a specific area of the brain.  Parkinson’s disease develops slowly and often begins with a slight tremor in one hand as the first symptom.  Over time a characteristic constellation of symptoms arises including muscle rigidity, tremor and slowed physical movement.  Parkinson’s disease can also lead to speech, coordination and cognitive impairment.  While there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, treatment often involves improving the symptoms and may include medication, physical therapy and in some cases, surgery.   

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    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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Patellar tendonitis

Patellar tendonitis is a condition whereby the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shin bone becomes inflamed and painful.  This is often a result of overuse, particularly from physical activities that involve jumping (eg. basketball), which explains why patellar tendonitis is also often referred to as ‘jumper’s knee’.  The most common symptoms of patellar tendonitis are pain directly above the patellar tendon or experiencing pain during physical activity, particularly when jumping and/or kneeling.  Swelling may also be observed in some cases of patellar tendonitis.  Treatment may involve conservative therapy, medication, the use of medical aids or in rare cases, surgery.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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Pinched nerve

A pinched nerve occurs when a nerve is pressed on from the surrounding tissues.  These tissues may include muscles, bones or tendons.  This can result in an impaired function of the affected nerve and may cause numbness, weakness, tingling or pain.  While a pinched nerve can occur anywhere in the body, certain areas are more prone than others, for instance the lower spine (following a slipped disc) or in the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome).  The symptoms of a pinched nerve may clear up with rest and conservative treatments.  However, if the pain and symptoms of a pinched nerve persist, treatment in the form of medication (to relieve pain), physical therapy or surgery (to relieve pressure placed on the nerve) may be required.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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Septic arthritis

Septic arthritis is an infection of a joint that is typically caused by bacterial infection, although occasionally it arises as the result of a viral or fungal infection.  The infecting germs usually spread from an infected area of the body to a single joint, most often the knee.  However, the hip, ankle, shoulder, elbow and wrist can also be affected by septic arthritis.  The joint then becomes inflamed and painful.  Treatment of septic arthritis usually involves administering antibiotics against the bacterial infection and draining the infected fluid from the joint. 

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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Shoulder arthrosis (arthritis of the shoulder joint)

Shoulder arthrosis refers to when the cartilage of the shoulder joint gets worn away over time, resulting in bare bone being exposed within the shoulder.  Generally, shoulder arthrosis is caused by progressive degeneration of the cartilage of the shoulder joint and can be caused by years of ‘wear and tear’ or particular illnesses, such are rheumatoid arthritis.  Shoulder arthrosis is a painful condition that usually arises in people older than 50, restricting their movement in the shoulder joint and lowering their quality of life.  Other symptoms of shoulder arthrosis may include joint swelling and a ‘grinding’ feeling within the shoulder.  As in other forms of arthrosis, treatment of shoulder arthrosis begins conservatively with anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy.  In more advanced cases of shoulder arthrosis, surgery may be necessary for the implantation of endoprosthetics to replace damaged portions of the shoulder joint.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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