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The stability of a joint is increased by the presence of a joint capsule made up of connective tissue, thickened at points of stress to form ligaments. The ends of the ligaments attach to bone.
It 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.
The term shin splints has been widely used as a catch-all term referring to a collection of different conditions that cause lower leg pain. The term Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) better defines the injury and separates it from injuries such as stress fractures or compartment syndrome.
The meniscus are made up of tough cartilage that cushion the knee joint. The medial meniscus rests on the medial plateau of the tibia, and the lateral meniscus rests on the lateral plateau. The menisci help to distribute the weight evenly through the joint.
Muscle tendon injuries in sport, particularly contact sports are extremely common. So how do we manage these injuries more effectively to ensure a smooth transition back to competition?
Pain at the attachment of the quadriceps tendon to the tibia can often be due to the condition known as Osgood-Schlatters Disease. This condition is most often noticed during a growth spurt early in the second decade of life.
Osteitis Pubis or pubic bone stress injury is a condition that predominantly affects the sporting population and can be severely limiting. Where the superior rami of the pelvis connect there is a cartilaginous joint called the pubic symphysis.
Osteitis Pubis has unfortunately become a much more common injury in Sports People, especially in the late teenage years. Whilst there are often a number of causes, there is usually a significant element of Bone Stress Reaction.
Osteoporosis is a condition which affects bone strength and increases the sufferer’s risk of sustaining a fracture (broken bone).
Do your knees crackle and crunch when you squat down? Are they painful when you are running? Do you have pain climbing up and down stairs? Do your knees hurt when you stand up after watching a movie?
The patellofemoral joint is the articulation between the thigh bone (femur) and the knee cap (patella)
Arguably one of the most common musculo-Skeletal problems in Australia, Patello-Femoral Syndrome can be resolved quickly and easily with Physiotherapy.
The pelvic floor muscles (PFM) are a group of muscles which sit at the base of the pelvis.
Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is reportedly experienced by 20% of all pregnant women. Fortunately, in the majority of women, the pain does resolve in the postnatal period.
Usually the bladder, uterus and lower portion of the bowel are well supported in the pelvis. However, if there is a lack of support in the surrounding tissues, one or more of these organs may descend into the vagina, which is known as a Pelvic Organ Prolapse, or simply a Prolapse.
Usually the bladder, uterus and lower portion of the bowel are well supported in the pelvis.
The Pilates method of exercise offers a focused, well-controlled physical program for the whole body.
Pregnancy is a time of great change within a woman's body, however in a healthy uncomplicated pregnancy, exercise can continue to be safe and is generally recommended for most women.