Worried About Your Pain? – Red Flags to Look Out For

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Throughout our lifetime we will all experience pain at some point. We will have periods of time when we might get ill and feel horrible in ourselves. Pain or illness can be upsetting and make us feel rubbish. Usually this will pass within a short time span and we can then return to our usual activities, quickly forgetting how horrible we felt…

How can Physio help your mobility?

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What is a mobility problem? Mobility problems can occur whatever age or ability you are; ranging from a child to an athlete to an elderly person. Mobility is ability to move – this can be running, walking, moving a wheelchair or walking with aids like crutches or sticks.  Your mobility may have deteriorated to some degree due an injury,…

All you need to know about Tendons

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Some facts about our tendons They come in varying shapes and sizes within the body They allow smooth movement around corners and are efficient pulleys for the action of our muscles.  Good example of this is our the tendons in our fingers and hands which allow the fine and precise movements we have but within the restricted space of our slim fingers and hands. Tendons…

All You Need to Know About Cartilage

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What is Cartilage? Cartilage is a fundamental part of the human body. There are three main types of cartilage within the human body: 1.  Fibrocartilage The first is fibrocartilage, which is found in the discs in between the bones of the spine and the shock absorbing menisci in the knees (shown below) When skin is torn or cut due to an injury…

How To Treat Knee Cap Pain

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  This month one of the leading groups in patellofemoral pain syndrome (pain around your knee cap or PFPS,) have published their research on the best conservative management of this tricky condition. Christian Barton, Dylan Morrissey and their team have been involved in analysing the evidence base for patellofemoral pain for the past decade. Their recent publication is a systematic review of…

Experiencing High Pain? Could it be Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

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What are the other names for CRPS? Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) has been known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Arm and Neck Syndrome, Causalgia, Reflex Neurovascular Dystrophy and Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome to name a few. I am also sure that each person who has had to live with this condition has some other personal names they use to describe it!…

5 Top Foam Roller Moves to Maximise Your Lower Limb Flexibility

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  Foam rollers work on fascial movement and mobility. Fascia encompasses the different layers and tissues beneath our skin and within our bodies. The layers should all move against and past each other relatively freely, and have a good blood flow within and between layers with minimal restriction. If you have had an injury or persistent problem within a limb, the movement of these…

10 Common Injuries From Skiing or Snowboarding

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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 often described as a “sprain with pain…

All You Need to Know About Knee Injuries

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Spontaneous injuries and degenerative ‘wear and tear’ can be caused in the knee for a number of reasons. Whether it is through acute accidents, sporting injuries, or overuse of the knee in occupational demands, there are many structures within the knee that are susceptible to damage. Our Head of Orthpaedic Physiotherapy, Zoe Birch, explains the most common injuries affecting the knee and how they…