Category Archives: Calf Pain

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

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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,

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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

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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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When Pain Persists – Part Two

In “When Pain Persists – Part One” we framed the problem of persistent pain in terms of a stalled “protective state”, driven by the failure of one’s nerve ending sensitivity to normalize as an injury heals. Put simply, the body fails to return to a “normal” level of sensitivity following the onset of

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Bulging or Herniated Disc

A herniated or bulging disc would by far be the most common answer I receive when I ask patients the question- “what do you understand to be the cause of your pain?” When we are discussing disc related neck or back pain, it is really important that we place the

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