Physio Blog

What Causes This Pain Under My Heel?

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Ankle and Foot Pain, Joints, Physiotherapy in Bristol, Physiotherapy in London, Uncategorized

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 […]

All You Need to Know About Cartilage

| Hip pain, Joints, Knee Pain, Osteoporosis

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 […]

Pain in Your Thumb? It Could Be De Quervain Syndrome

| Joints, Tendons

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 […]

How to Treat a Ganglion Cyst

| Joints

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 […]