Category Archives: Ankle & Foot Pain

Does Physiotherapy Work for Arthritis?

What is Osteoarthritis? By strict definition, arthritis is defined as “joint inflammation” i.e. the “arthr” denoting part of the latin term for joint, while the “itis” denotes the latin suffix for inflammation. The “osteo” in osteoarthritis denotes the latin term for bone. So the term osteoarthritis, technically describes bone +

Injury Prevention for Recreational Joggers

Jogging is a great form of cardiovascular exercise. It gets your heart rate up and burns lots of calories. However, jogging is tough on your joints, particularly if you jog on hard surfaces such as concrete or road. The wholesale prevention of injuries from running is probably wishful thinking… but

Referred Pain

The concept of referred pain might be unfamiliar to you. Essentially, referred pain is the phenomenon whereby pain is experienced in a different location on/in the body to the location of an associated injury or problem. There are two types of referred pain. The first is known as somatic pain,

Tendinopathy

Tendinopathy is the term we used to describe a tendon that exhibits signs of structural disorganisation on imaging studies such as ultrasound. The term tendinopathy was coined as a replacement for the more commonly known term tendinitis. Essentially, the term tendinits dropped out of favour once it was discovered that

Isometric & Eccentric Loading

Information about isometric and eccentric loading of muscles and tendons could arguably be folded into our page on graded strength and conditioning, however, we have included this separate post as it provides an opportunity to discuss isometric and eccentric loading with the context of treatment for tendon problems such as

Spinal Nerve Root Compression

This diagnosis often goes hand in hand with a diagnosis of a bulging or herniated disc. Very often patients will explain to me that their pain is a product of a disc bulge squashing a nerve root in their spine, with their pain spreading down the leg or arm. It

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