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Stress fractures occurs in bones when they undergo fatigue due to excessive repetitive loading through activities such as running or military training.  The bone will first start with a ‘stress response’ and then if the stress continues can increase to becoming a crack in the bone called a ‘stress fracture’. It will start as a…

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Finkelstein’s Test

De Quervain syndrome is a type of tendon injury, which occurs around the muscles that control movement of the thumb. It is also known as gamer’s thumb, washerwoman’s sprain or mummy thumb. This problem is commonly seen in workers who perform repetitive activities such as pinching, grasping, pulling or pulling but current research still has…

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Somatic symptom disorders are a group of conditions that present as disabling physical symptoms where there is the suggestion of a medical condition but there is no evidence of its cause. Children with somatic symptom disorders may have a number of symptoms, including pain and weakness, and these are thought to develop unconsciously in response…

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skis-up

Like all sports, there’s always the risk we can injure ourselves whilst skiing or snowboarding. This could be due to snow conditions, skiing ability, tiredness or collisions with another person or object.   Here are the 10 most common injuries that you could sustain on the slopes: 1.  Peroneal Tendon Injuries  Peroneal tendon injuries are…

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Achilles tendinopathy

Tendon problems account for a large proportion of patients visiting their GP for advice and treatment. They are also one of those tricky conditions that don’t often do well with surgery. After seeing a consultant, it may therefore be that they send you away to persist with conservative management strategies rather than surgery. An Achilles…

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