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What are the Differences Between Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow? Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are two common conditions that affect the elbow, causing pain and discomfort. Despite their names, these conditions can affect individuals regardless of whether they play tennis or golf. In this blog post, we will explore the key differences between tennis […]

Cricket Shoulder Injury?

Cricket is a very popular sport over the summer months and can lead to overuse type injuries predominantly in the shoulder to the rotator cuff muscles. It is important to warm up the shoulder and mid back for at least 15 minutes prior to bowling. Lack of flexibility around the shoulder and mid back can […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Are you experiencing numbness, tingling and sometimes pain in the fingers and hand, occasionally in the forearm, even weakness in the hand? This may be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a condition caused by wrist injuries and repetitive movements of the arms, wrists or hands. If you are having any symptoms above and you would like to […]

Case Study-Tennis Elbow

Mr JH had been suffering elbow pain for 3 months prior to attending his physiotherapy appointment, which had progressively been deteriorating. He was working in the construction business, requiring a fair amount of manual work, handling heavy equipment, and his symptoms had begun after some heavy hammering work. Having experienced significant loss of grip strength […]

Hamstring Injury?

HOW DO THEY OCCUR? Hamstring strains/injuries and ruptures are common in contact sports such as football and rugby but equally so in non-contact sports such as track and field and sprinting. The hamstring injury tends to occur, either whilst sprinting or when overstretching the hamstring muscle to lunge forwards to kick a ball. After an […]

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology taping is a commonly used intervention for a number of clinical conditions such as muscular pain syndromes, pulled muscles, tendonitis, fasciitis, patella-femoral syndrome, postural correction, and pain associated with pregnancy to name but a few. The aim of the tape is to “facilitate” and “inhibit” muscle function, reposition joints, improve proprioceptive input, prevent injuries and to provide mechanical […]

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

The ACL is one of the deep internal ligaments that binds the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin), and stabilises the knee joint. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries can occur as a result of sports (often contact sports) when the knee is hyperextended with force, often being hit from the side. This can happen as a result […]

Tennis Elbow?

Lateral epicondylitis, commonly called “Tennis elbow” is a condition where pain is felt on the outside part of the elbow whilst gripping, holding, lifting or typing. It is one of the most common arm conditions, affecting 1-3% of the general population and 2-23% of the occupational Lateral epicondylitis results from several factors. It can be caused by repetitive […]

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis continues to be widely used for the clinical syndrome of undersurface heel pain. However, the use of ‘itis’ denotes an inflammatory disorder. This is a misnomer as the pathology is not the result of excessive inflammation. Pathological changes are degenerative (but partially reversible) in nature, probably due to repetitive trauma. There are many different approaches to […]

Meniscus – What is it?

The menisci are fibrocartilaginous structures which are present in your knee. The role is to share load across the knee (shock absorption). In conjunction with the ligaments of the knee they assist to maintain stability of the joint. There are two main types of meniscal injury, traumatic vs degenerative injury. The main mechanism of injury involves a twisting […]