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Achilles Tendinopathy

What is Achilles Tendinopathy? 

The Achilles tendon is the strong fibrous band of connective tissue that rises from the heel bone and attaches into the calf muscles. It is the thickest tendon in the body and due to its high weight-bearing nature it is prone to injury. Overuse of the calf muscles can lead to overloading of the Achilles tendon, leading to micro-tearing and degeneration causing pain, known as a tendinopathy.

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Tennis Elbow

What is tennis elbow?

Otherwise known as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is an injury where the tendon that attaches the wrist muscles to the outer side of the elbow become inflamed and degenerated. This can normally be attributed to overuse of the muscles from activities that repetitively activate the wrist extensors (the muscles that bend your wrist backwards). For example, desk-based workers commonly suffer from tennis elbow due to typing on a keyboard continuously. Similarly, ...

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Lateral Ankle Sprain

 

The outside of the ankle is comprised of three ligaments which are strong connective tissue that stabilises the ankle joint. Lateral ankle sprain is one of the most common sporting injuries and is frequently re-injured. Lateral ankle sprains commonly occur when the ankle rolls inwards under body weight, which can stretch or in worst cases rupture the ligaments to the outside of the ankle. With lateral ankle sprains the surrounding tendons, muscles and nerves may also ...

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Good Pain? Bad Pain?

Those of you who visited our clinic or who have read any of our previous material will understand we have a two-way relationship with our patients. We pride ourselves with providing some fantastic PASSIVE treatment options which we can help you or your injured or dysfunctional body part. There is however another part of our Physiotherapy which involves patients taking an ACTIVE role in their rehabilitation or recovery.

Among other ACTIVE elements to your recovery, prescriptive exercise ...

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Reflexology – is it the right treatment for you?

Do you often feel stressed or anxious? Perhaps you’re experiencing sleeping problems, or are suffering from digestive issues or aches and pains? Reflexology may be able to help you.

Reflexology is an unobtrusive, simple treatment that targets specific points on the body to reduce tension and stress correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexology is a therapy which can be received by anyone at any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care, ...

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SPD? Don’t Suffer In Silence!


Around 1 in 5 women will experience mild discomfort in the back or front of the pelvis during pregnancy. These aches and pains, if left untreated may progress to interfere with everyday activities such as walking, climbing the stairs and getting out of chairs. Your body will go through an extraordinary amount of change when you are expecting. Make sure you are looking after yourself!

SPD – What Is it?

SPD, PPGP or PGP is characterised ...

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Create healthy bones with Vitamin D!

Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, and we get most of ours from sunlight exposure. 

We need vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium and phosphorus from our diet. These minerals are important for healthy bones and teeth. A lack of vitamin D – known as vitamin D deficiency – can cause bones to become soft and weak, which can lead to bone deformities.

How do we get vitamin D?

Our body creates most of our vitamin D from direct sunlight on our skin. However, we ...

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Tips For Pain Free Gardening!

Thousands of gardening related injuries are reported in Britain each year and many can be avoided with a few simple precautions. We don’t think twice about straining to lift bags of compost from car boots, stooping to pull out weeds, pushing lawnmowers or digging for hours until finally, something has to give, and it is often our poor old backs. We wouldn’t expect athletes like Mo Farah or Jessica Ennis-Hill to compete without first preparing their ...

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Headaches and Migraines

Recurrent headaches and migraines are a very common condition that people live with for years without finding a way to effectively cure or manage them. The World Health Organisation state that 31% of all migraine sufferers have never seen a doctor regarding them and it is thought that they are underestimated, under-recognised and undertreated throughout the world. For those that do seek medical help, they are often given strong medications with many side effects that do ...

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Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon is prone to injury following repetition of high loads and overuse. This causes inflammation which can lead to pain and swelling. Achilles tendonitis is a common injury that tends to occur in recreational athletes and is often caused by lack of flexibility and over pronation of the foot. Recent changes in footwear and changes to exercise regimes are other factors associated with Achilles tendonitis.

The main complaint of patients with Achilles tendonitis is pain behind the heel. ...

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