Achilles Tendinopathy is a degenerative condition characterised by pain and stiffness in the Achilles tendon. It is different from it cousin Achilles Tendinitis because in a tendinopathy there is an absence of an acute inflammatory response and therefore it is often poorly responsive to Non-Steroidal AntiInflammatory (NSAID) medications. A misconception is that as a tendon […]
No Pain No Gain?? One of the most common things we get asked is how much pain is acceptable? We watch images of pro athletes pushing it to the limit and we hear stories of people smashing themselves day in day out…but the question always remains…how do we know when to push and when to […]
This article appeared recently in the inmotion magazine.
The title of this blog should really read Groin PAIN rather than groin strain. A groin strain is a simple bone-muscle -tendon lesion brought on by overload, for example training as a runner and then playing a game of touch football. Your muscles become good at what you practice and if you practice running at […]
Be a Beacon! Recovering from surgery can be quite a lonely time. People often have family and friends around them, but the pain, and loss of function is not easily visualised and sometimes men internalise their feelings and suffer in silence. Once a ‘person’ becomes a ‘patient’ they loose a sense of being in control […]
The hip is a ball and socket joint. A very big ball and quite a deep socket. But to help deepen the socket, and increase the joint stability, there is a fibrocartilaginous ring around the outside of the socket. (coloured blue below) If the ball is not centred in the socket optimally, abnormal wear patterns […]