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Patient resources during Covid-19 restrictions, from your CUH Rheumatology team. 

Dear all, Please click on the links below for some useful guidance on safe and effective exercises including pain management techniques that you can do at home during the current Covid-19 crisis

  • For people with shoulder and elbow problems click on this link for:

General information about shoulder and elbow pain.  Pain booklets free to download

Easy and effective shoulder exercises: https://twitter.com/bessconference/status/1248361967137497091?s=12

  • For older people please check out these 6 simple exercises from our physiotherapy colleagues on how to build strength and balance at home:


  • People with back pain and back problems please look at this post and click on the second link at the top to get access to a range of resources including neck and back exercises designed specifically to help you manage your spinal pain.


  • Click on this link to find out general information on how to manage your bone, joint and muscle pain while at home.

This includes information on hand, knee, ankle and foot pain.


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Are you advised to "cocoon"? Read further information here

Please refer to Arthritis Ireland for up to date accurate advice regarding arthritis treatments and medications.


More arthritis specific information can be found on the EULAR website.



For general information and daily Covid-19 updates please visit


Cork University Hospital’s Rheumatology Department serves the supra regional area of Co. Cork, Waterford, Limerick, Kilkenny, Tipperary, and Clare. It is a regional centre for secondary and tertiary care with a catchment population of 550,000. Referrals are received from GP’s, Hospital consultants and other specialist nursing services.

Rheumatology is the medical speciality caring for patients with musculoskeletal disease. Rheumatology services are essentially ambulatory and out-patient based with small numbers of beds required for acute rheumatic diseases and for patients requiring intensive periods of rehabilitation. The rheumatology department is led by 3 Consultant Rheumatologists with a commitment to general internal medicine. 

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