What Causes This Pain Under My Heel?

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Pain under the heel can be caused by a number of different reasons. In this blog we will discuss the different causes and discuss how to determine which it might be. Careful Physiotherapy assessment will involve an in-depth assessment your particular set of symptoms to determine what might be causing your pain. Heel pain is very common with…

All you need to know about your Intervertebral Discs

Posted by & filed under Back pain, Joints, Low Back Pain, Neck pain, Post Surgery, Uncategorized.

This blog of our ‘Basic Anatomy’ series of the body we have been doing discusses intervertebral discs. What are the myths about our intervertebral discs? There are many and varied myths out there about the risks of damage to our intervertebral discs. It can be very worrying to read labels such as ‘slipped disc’ or ‘compressed nerve’ and to not…

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…

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…

Pain in Your Thumb? It Could Be De Quervain Syndrome

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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 not found any strong evidence of the relationship with…

How to Treat a Ganglion Cyst

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Do you have a lump around a joint or tendon?  It could be a ganglion cyst. This is a non-neoplastic (cell growth that may appear tumour like) soft tissue lump caused by leakage of fluid from the joint into the surrounding tissue.  It is commonly known as Gideon’s Disease or Bible Bump.   Cysts are most commonly found around…