Injuries

When? Hamstring strains are very common in sports involving sprinting, change of direction and jumping. Most experts concur that the majority of hamstring strains occur while sprinting and more specifically as the lower limb is in the 'terminal swing phase' of running at a time when the...

Anterior knee pain, or patellofemoral pain, is a common musculoskeletal condition affecting the patella and femoral condyle of the femur. It affects up to 25% of the population and is more common in females. What causes anterior knee pain? There are usually several factors involved which result...

The ACL – Anterior Cruciate Ligament is an important stabilising structure in the knee and one commonly injured in the athlete; especially those involved in sports that require a fast change of direction or pivoting actions. ACL Function: Anterior tibial translation stability 2° stabiliser to tibial...

The calf muscles – gastrocnemius and soleus – of the lower leg works across both the knee and ankle joints to plantar flex the foot (point the toes) and flex (bend) the knee. The muscles insert into the Achilles tendon and can often be injured...

If you are one of the estimated 80% of the population who gets Low Back Pain at some time, what should you do? Is it better to stay in bed for a day, a week or a month, or should you be exercising? Is a marathon...

Thoracic outlet syndrome is the presence of hand and arm symptoms due to pressure against the nerves or blood vessels in the thoracic outlet area. The thoracic outlet is the space between the clavicle and first rib. This narrow passageway is crowded with blood vessels, muscles,...

Golfers Elbow or medial epicondylosis is very similar to the much more prevalent tennis elbow. It is a condition characterised by inflammation of the medial epicondyle as a result of strain upon several flexor tendons that originate there. Golfer’s elbow is characterized by pain, tenderness,...

Although hip problems in children are relatively rare, there are a number of conditions which are potentially serious which need to be recognised and treated early. Children presenting with hip problems are often misdiagnosed because of the sometimes vague description of the symptoms. Whilst very young...

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