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July 16, 2019

How to reduce back pain during pregnancy. Exercises and advice.

Backache during pregnancy is very common, particularly in the early stages.

This blog with provide information on:

  • Relevant anatomy

  • Tips to ease/avoid back pain during pregnancy.

  • Exercises to re...

July 16, 2019

Why is there pain in the sole of my foot? What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain in the foot. Specifically, the sole of the foot and the underside of the heel. It is caused by irritation of the strong band of tissue on the sole of t...

July 16, 2019

Why is there pain in my kneecap? What is patellofemoral syndrome?

Patellofemoral syndrome is a general term for pain in the front of the knee or behind/around your kneecap (patella). Specifically, it is a result of stress and pressure between the kneecap and thigh bone....

July 16, 2019

Why is there pins and needles in my hand? What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes pain, numbness, pins and needles or tingling in the fingers, hand or arm. This blog will provide:

  • Relevant anatomy

  • Activities that often c...

July 16, 2019

Why is there pain in my forearm? What is tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow and forearm. Clinically, it is know as ‘lateral epicondylitis’. This blog with provide:

  • Relevant anatomy.

  • Activities that often ca...

July 12, 2019

Why is there pain in my groin? What is rheumatoid arthritis?

The previous blog assessed osteoarthritis of the hip. Specifically, this blog will show how rheumatoid arthritis can affect the hips.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disorder. This means that it affects your...

July 12, 2019

Why is there pain in my groin? What is hip arthritis?

One of the most common causes of groin pain or hip pain is arthritis. This is progressive and is defined as ‘inflammation of the joint’. It usually has a slow onset and worsens with time.

Is there only one type of Art...

July 12, 2019

Why do I have leg pain? How are the spinal discs relevant?

When assessing leg pain it is important to assess the spinal discs. The spinal discs are located between each vertebra of your spine. They act as shock absorbers to the forces affecting the spine. This allows fl...

July 12, 2019

What is piriformis syndrome?

The sciatic nerve is just beneath the piriformis muscle. The sciatic nerve can be compressed/irritated by the piriformis muscle. In turn, this can cause pain, tingling, numbness and pins and needles along the back of the leg and in to the fo...

July 12, 2019

So a vertebral disc protrusion can cause numbness? But what is a disc?

When assessing why there is numbness in your legs, it is important to assess spinal structure.

Spinal discs are located in between the vertebrae. They play an important role in absorbing shock, suppor...

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