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Common Overuse Injuries “Weekend Warriors”

Is a “Fun Run” any Fun?

Category: Other

Cuboid Syndrome

The mid foot region is a complex structure comprising of the small tarsal bones and numerous supporting ligaments and tendons.

Category: Foot and toes

De Quervains Tenosynovitis

WHAT IS IT? • It is the inflammation of the tendon sheath of one or both of the two of the muscles that move the thumb (extensor pollicis brevis and abductor pollicis longus)

Category: Elbow

Do Discs Heal?

The intervertebral spinal disc remains one of the most intriguing and misunderstood structures in the human body. The vast majority of the population will at some stage experience some back or neck injury, and a significant proportion of these will involve the intervertebral disc. However, there are still significant misconceptions about these types of injuries.

Category: Thoracic and chest

Do Heel Spurs Heal?

One of the easiest physical diagnosis to make is Plantar Fasciitis or heel spurs. But unfortunately treatment of this common problem is not nearly as easy.

Category: Foot and toes

Does A Painful Shoulder Require Surgery?

The Benefits of Exercise on Rotator Cuff Impingement A systematic review by Kuhn in 2009 found that exercise has statistically and clinically significant effects on pain reduction and improving function. When augmented with manual therapy this improvement was further strengthened.

Category: Shoulder and upper arm

Ergonomics And Sitting At A Desk

One of the biggest Health Issues we face today is the amount we sit at desks and use computers. Not only does it affect Adults, but increasingly Kids are having problems as a result of poor sitting habits.

Category: Other

Exercise For Knee Pain

Functional Strength Training Improves Knee Stability Following Meniscectomy

Category: Knee


You may not be aware, but falls amongst seniors and the elderly population are a major problem in the community.

Category: Other

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

The hip joint is formed by the head of the femur (thigh bone) and the acetabulum of the pelvis (a concave dome shaped area in the pelvic bone).

Category: Hip and groin

Fingers Not To Be Forgotten

Strains of our finger joints are often very poorly managed and commonly not treated at all. This can lead to chronic pain, and a joint that remains swollen and painful for months after what seemed like a relatively minor injury.

Category: Elbow

Flat Feet

“Flat Feet” is a commonly used term to describe someone’s foot type.

Category: Foot and toes

Footballer’s Groin

Footballer’s groin usually refers to one of three conditions or a combination of them.

Category: Hip and groin

Frozen Shoulder

The term “frozen shoulder” was first introduced by Codman (1) in 1934. It is also commonly referred to as “adhesive capsulitis”. In general terms the condition means that a patient has a very stiff shoulder that may or may not be associated with significant shoulder joint pain.

Category: Shoulder and upper arm

Golfers Elbow Medial Epicondylitis

Golfers Elbow Medial Epicondylitis is a painful elbow condition occurring on the inside of the elbow around the bony structures. The muscles that extend the wrist backwards attach onto the arm bones at this point, with overuse of their tendons, muscle-tendon junctions or muscle bellies they can become inflamed.

Category: Elbow

Groin Injuries

Groin injuries frequently occur in sports involving twisting and turning. There are a number of muscles and tendons in the groin area as well as other structures, which can cause groin injuries. Hence, all groin pain is not the same and not treated the same.

Category: Hip and groin

Hamstring Injuries

Damage to the Hamstring Muscles at the back of the thigh is one of the most common, and highly publicised injuries in Sport. These injuries can be associated with dramatic footage of the injury occurring when sprinting or kicking.

Category: Thigh and hamstring

Hamstring Injuries 2

Hamstring injuries are one of if not the most common injuries in sport and normally occur during high intensity running or kicking activities. There is generally a sharp 'catching' or 'grabbing' pain in the back of the leg along with pain and loss of function/power. If the strain is not too severe you may be able to continue playing with limitations.

Category: Thigh and hamstring

Hamstring Injuries 3

What are the hamstrings? : · There are three muscles that make up the hamstring group at the back of your thigh · They bend the knee, help slow you down when running and help with the push off phase of running

Category: Thigh and hamstring


Most people would agree that headaches are some of the worst pains you can have. Yet apart from using medications, the only solutions offered are usually a cup of tea and a long lie down. Whether it be the hangover, the “Not tonight dear I’ve got a headache”, or the headache your boss gave you, headaches are a major problem.

Category: Head