Do You Have Patellofemoral Pain?
Patellofemoral pain is a broad term used to describe pain in the front of the knee and around the kneecap (patella). The pain is usually located where your kneecap (patella) articulates with your thigh bone (femur). This joint is known as your patellofemoral joint. Patellofemoral pain is one of the most common knee complaints of people […]
Common Running Injuries
Running is a great way to stay in shape, manage stress, and increase your overall wellbeing. However, it’s not without its drawbacks. While being a low-risk activity, there are a few injuries that commonly affect runners. As running is a repetitive impact activity, most running injuries develop slowly and can be challenging to treat. Here […]
Sever’s Disease – Heel pain in children
Sever’s disease is a common condition that is also referred to as calcaneal apophysitis. It is an inflammatory condition that causes pain around the heel. Bones in children consist of growth plates which is essentially a layer of cartilage near the end of the bones. These growth plates are not as strong as the rest […]
Total knee replacement (part 2) – what to expect in the intermediate term.
One of the common clinical presentations we see in people who have recently undergone a total knee replacement is a limp on the affected leg. This can be due to muscle weakness, ongoing functional difficulties, pain or a residual sub-conscious lack of “trust” in the knee that has been replaced due to the altered sensations […]
Running & Osteoarthritis – Harmful or Helpful?
It is a long-held belief that high intensity activity, particularly running, is directly related with a worsening of osteoarthritis in the knees. As Physiotherapists, we often hear people mention that running ‘wrecked’ their knees and as a result, many people are very reluctant to take up any form of similar high intensity activity or participate […]
Osteoporosis and Bone Density: How important is exercise for bone health?
Osteoporosis is a widespread condition characterised by low bone mass or density. It is primarily a metabolic disorder related to age and general health with a variety of risk factors and causes. The most common and well-known consequence of osteoporosis or low bone density is weakened bones that can break more easily from small forces that […]
What is it? Shoulder instability is a term used to describe a weakness in the structures of the shoulder that keep the joint stable, often leading to frequent dislocations. As one of the most flexible joints in the body, the shoulder maintains stability through a balance of support between the dynamic structures (muscles and tendons) […]
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition affecting the joint capsule of the shoulder. It is characterised by inflammation of the capsule, leading to pain and stiffness with shoulder movements. Frozen shoulder is categorised as either primary or secondary. Primary frozen shoulder occurs for no clear reason, while secondary frozen shoulder […]
It’s heating up!
It’s heating up! In what is shaping up to be a very hot summer indeed, one of the key things to consider when undertaking sports or activities are the effects of heat on the body. As the temperature rises above 35°C (hot day), the body has more difficulty keeping the core temperature around 37°C. […]