Early Osteoarthritis Clinic

Have you been told that you have or may have Osteoarthritis? In spite of what many patients are told, and indeed the perception of the general public, Osteoarthritis - particularly if caught early - is very treatable. It is not 'wear and tear' and nor is it 'doom and gloom'!

Professor Cathy Speed is a Consultant in Rheumatology, Sport & Exercise Medicine, and runs a service dedicated to the early diagnosis and treatment of people with osteoarthritis of any limb joint. Customised approaches to preventing progression of the condition, and keeping every patient happy, fit and healthy are implemented under her careful supervision.

It is estimated that 25% of females and 16% of males over the age of 60 are symptomatic from osteoarthritis.

Our understanding of Osteoarthritis has significantly moved forward in recent years. Treatments include injection therapies to promote pain relief and reconstitute normal joint fluid, nutritional programmes and specific forms of exercise. There are also medications and other approaches that can be very useful. Usually treatments are combined in a package for the patient according to their individual needs.

If you would like to find out more or make an appointment to see Professor Cathy Speed please call us on 01223 200580 or complete our online enquiry form

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To make an out patient appointment please call 01223 200580
For all other enquiries please call the hospital on 01223 266 900
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Professor Cathy Speed 

Professor Speed is Consultant in Rheumatology, Sport & Exercise Medicine at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital. She is also a Senior Physician for the English Institute of Sport, the main provider of medical and scientific support to a number of GB teams.

She has also accompanied elite sports teams across the world to major sporting events.


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Insured Patients
Simply visit your GP and ask them to refer you to one of our consultants. Your GP will write a letter of referral and then you can contact us on 01223 200580 to arrange your first out-patient appointment.

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For self-pay treatments, simply call us on 01223 266 929 to request a guide price or to discuss your personal situation

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