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Plantarfaciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

What is it?
Plantar Fasciitis is irritation and inflammation of your plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a band of thick tissue on the bottom of your foot, that
starts at your heel bone, runs along the edge of your foot, all the way to the bottom of your toes. It is there to help support the arch of your foot
and to shock absorb when you are putting weight through ...

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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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ITB Friction Syndrome

What is ITB Friction Syndrome?

The ITB, or iliotibial band, is a long, thin band of fascia that runs down the outside of your thigh. It attaches at the top of the thigh, and inserts below the knee on the outside of the leg. ITB friction syndrome is also known as runner’s knee as it accounts for 22% of all overuse injuries in runners. This condition occurs when the IT band rubs against the outside of the ...

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Therapeutic Ultrasound

What is therapeutic ultrasound?

Therapeutic ultrasound has been used as a treatment technique since the 1950’s and it remains a popular treatment for a range of clinical problems. It is the production of mechanical energy created by the vibration of a quartz crystal, which is situated inside the treatment head. When the crystal vibrates sound waves are created and these waves are then passed into the tissues. Gel is applied to the area of skin ...

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Meniscus Injuries

What is the Meniscus? 

The meniscus, also known as the cartilage of the knee, is a strong fibrous crescent-shaped structure that is sandwiched between the femur (the thigh bone), and the tibia (the shin bone). There are two sections: the medial meniscus on the inside of the knee, and the lateral meniscus on the outside of the knee. Their main function is to provide stability to the knee and a level of shock absorption in ...

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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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Marathon Q & A – Andrew Kitson

Andrew is a long-standing visitor to our clinic and has taken part in several marathons.  He is currently training for the Brighton marathon followed by a triathlon.  We asked him for some advice…….

How many times a week do you run when training for a marathon?

I try to limit my running to twice a week: normally a long ...

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5 New year resolutions you can stick to!

Need some inspiration for a worthwhile New Year’s resolution that you might actually keep? Have you already failed one that you had planned to stick to since January the 1st? Here are a few recommended resolutions that will act as investments in both your short and long term health..
1. Sit Less:

New studies showing just how bad sitting is for your health are starting to really convince us that a lifestyle change is in order. Limit ...

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Whiplash

Whiplash will affect 1 in 200 of us at some point of our life however it is rarely serious and most people will make a full recovery. Taking control of the pain will increase your likelihood of getting better quickly.

Whiplash is an injury to the neck after a sudden movement in one direction followed by a rapid movement in the opposite direction. It is likely that this will be caused by a rear end or side ...

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