Can Grinding Teeth Cause Neck Pain and Headaches?

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Grinding your teeth, also known as bruxism, is a common condition that affects many people, often unknowingly. It typically occurs during sleep but can also happen during the day. While bruxism may seem like a minor issue, it can lead to various health problems, including neck pain and headaches. In this post, we will explore […]

Is Having an X-ray Dangerous?

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In the realm of modern medicine, X-rays are indispensable tools that provide critical insights into the human body. From diagnosing broken bones to detecting diseases, X-rays have revolutionised healthcare. However, the question often arises: are X-rays dangerous? Let’s delve into the science behind X-rays, their risks, and the measures in place to ensure patient safety. […]

The Effects of Menopause on the Musculo-Skeletal System

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Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years, typically occurring in the late 40s to early 50s. While it is often discussed in relation to symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings, menopause also significantly impacts the musculo-skeletal system. Understanding these changes is crucial for managing health and […]

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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 […]