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Limping or experiencing pain in your hip? You could have problems with your Gluteus Medius!

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Ankle and Foot Pain, Back pain, Hip pain, Knee Pain, Low Back Pain

The gluteus medius muscle is a very important muscle in the body as it helps us to stabilise whilst walking or during any single leg activity such as running and jumping. If this muscle is dysfunctional then it can lead to walking with a limp, known as a trendelenburg gait. When we stand on our […]


What Everybody Ought to Know About Acupuncture and Physio

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Ankle and Foot Pain, Back pain, Hip pain, Knee Pain, Low Back Pain, Neck pain, Shoulder Pain

Physiotherapy consists of a variety of techniques, which originate from all over the globe. One of these techniques, which are becoming frequently used in the management of injuries and pain, is Acupuncture. Originating from China, Acupuncture has been adapted for the West society and consists of traditional and trigger point needling.  Chinese medicine believes there […]


Pain in Your Knee? Could it be Knee Bursitis?

| Knee Pain

A bursa is a gel filled sac that lies in between two surfaces to prevent friction. They can become inflamed from trauma, overuse or disease. You may have heard knee bursitis referred to as “housemaids knee” or “roofers knee”. There are numerous bursae around the knee (approximately 14) and they are named after their location […]


What You Need to Know about Torn Knee Cartilage

| Knee Pain

A meniscus is a C-shaped cartilage in between the knees.  You have one around each half of the knee and it acts as a protective layer during weight bearing and impact (i.e. jumping).  The menisci can be injured in three difference ways: innocuous activity, traumatic force or degeneratively.  Doctors will diagnose an injured meniscus using […]


Pain in Your Knee? Could it be Fat Pad Impingement?

| Knee Pain

Behind your knee cap and tendons of your knee, there is some soft fatty tissue known as “Hoffa’s Pad” or “infra-patella fat pad”. Occasionally this tissue can become pinched or ‘impinged’ between the articular surfaces (joints) of your knee, causing swelling and severe pain when your leg is extended (straightened). This usually happens if the […]


Pain in Your Knee? Could it be Patellofemoral Pain?

| Knee Pain

Patellofemoral pain is an umbrella term used to describe pain in and around the kneecap (patella) and the femur (thigh bone).  There are numerous structures that can give off pain signals around the knee:  fat pads (tissue which acts as a cushion to protect the joint), the joint capsule (a fibrous sac containing fluid) and other soft […]


What Everybody Ought to Know About Collateral Ligament Sprains

| Knee Pain

The collateral ligaments are found either side of your knees and assist with controlling the sideways motion of your knee and brace it against unusual movement.  You can sustain a sprain to these ligaments via any direct contact to the knee or hard muscle contraction.  According to OrthoInfo, these can be graded to tell the level […]


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Get Rid of Jumpers Knee (Patella tendon tendinopathy) Once and For All

| Knee Pain

The patella tendon is part of the quadriceps muscle (at the front of the thigh) and it is involved in straightening the knee.  During jumping activities, the patella tendon acts to control the amount of bend at the knee especially during landing. Repetitive strain can cause extra stresses on this tendon and micro tears can […]


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