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Pain arm

Could it be vascular?   There are many causes of pain of the whole arm in adults. This type of pain can be horrible and significantly affect function of the arm.  In most conditions a specific part of the arm is affected – usually depending on where the problem is and what specific structure is affected. With some conditions however,…

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Have you considered the talonavicular or calcaneocuboid joint elements?   Foot and ankle conditions such as a sprained ankle or ankle fracture are common. They are some of the most frequent injuries presenting to emergency departments and GPs across the country. Most will resolve as expected within normal healing times for bones and ligaments but a percentage of complaints take longer to improve. One of the…

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Persistent leg pain: Is it because of the blood vessels or Sciatica The word often banded around for leg pain is ‘sciatica’. Most people will have heard of this term or heard a friend or work colleague discussing their Sciatica. They are normally referring to leg pain that feels a little nervy or radiates down the leg. The problem is that people use this familiar…

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Five fast facts about taping after injury    Many injuries around the body can benefit from taping techniques. It is a technique loved by some therapists but loathed by others. The reason for this split is because all too often it is the go-to treatment of choice for every condition, coupled with the fact that sometimes it is the only treatment…

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What causes a sprained ankle?   There are 5 risk factors that can cause the problem to persist: Ankle sprains are very common. They are the number one injury presenting to most emergency departments. Most of us will have experienced an ankle sprain at some point in our lives. This acute injury commonly affects the ligaments on the outside…

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Physiotherapy & Irish Dance: Our thoughts on injury prevention       Our Physiotherapist Leanne Plenge was recently at the Association for Foot and Ankle Physiotherapists Conference on dance in London. One of the speakers was Dr Roisin Cahalan from the University of Limerick speaking on considerations we need to make for Irish dancers. She spoke on this interesting dance speciality with enthusiasm. She told…

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  Understand the evidence of your Musculoskeletal Condition   Due to the ever expanding internet we are now able to find out so much more about a condition or pain that we are experiencing. it is far easier than the days of having to go to a library with a specific question and searching through text books for the answer. Now, several well chosen…

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Shoulder Pain

What causes Shoulder pain? Shoulder pain is common and it’s tricky to treat. Often shoulder problems persist many months before improving. sometimes this pain will persist. Pain can focus in several different sites around the shoulder complex. Common places for it to occur are in the upper outer arm where the deltoid muscle is or across the top of the shoulder where the…

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Stop Parkinsons on Open Hand.

Parkinsons is a progressive, neurodegenrative disorder. People with Parkinson’s don’t have enough dopamine in their body, as some of their nerve cells have died. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, it helps transfer signals between nerve cells (neurons). It’s more common in people over the age of 50 but younger people can get it. Ageing is not a cause of parkinsons.…

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