What is an Achilles tendon rupture?   There is a tendon that connects the muscles of your calf to the heel bone (in medical jargon this tendon joins the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles to the calcaneus). There are a number of activities that are common for Achilles ruptures, these include:   Squash Tennis Football Soccer

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How To Fix An Ankle Fracture   Falling awkwardly is often met with a cry of “I think I’ve broken my ankle!” – but how do you actually know you’ve broken it? And what treatment will you need if you have? Patients with an ankle fracture often experience a trauma (either falling on it awkwardly

4 Treatment Options for your ACL Injury

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 by

An ACL injury can be very painful and it is important that you seek correct treatment. This will ensure that you regain proper motion and function in the joint. Depending on the level of your ACL injury, your orthopedic surgeon would recommend a treatment plan. However, there are a few treatment options that you should

Back Braces have your Back

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 by

Many people face back pain and other issues. Back problems can affect any region from the neck to the tailbone. It can be the result of wear and tear, overuse or injury. Injuries may be caused due to using your back muscles in activities that you do perform often, such as lifting heavy objects and

What is a tendinopathy?   A tendinopathy is a disease of the tendons. Tendons are found throughout the body and are bands of connective tissue that connect muscles to bone. They are usually able to withstand significant amounts of tension. Tendinopathies are often tendinitis, whereby there is inflammation of the tendon, resulting in pain and

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Autologous PRP Therapy for Knee Problems

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 by

Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP therapy is a cost-effective knee pain treatment alternative to knee surgery. It can help to repair cartilage and torn ligaments and relieve pain and inflammation. The blood is made up of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Out of these, the platelets are the earliest to aid

You might notice a pain in your knee, or it might look deformed. Either way, it’s hard to miss a patella dislocation. It’s estimated that almost around 2 in 100 000 people will dislocate their patella each year. This is highest in young patients (often between 15 and 19 years of age). Here we look

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Rotator Cuff tears is a painful shoulder condition that may occur as a result of broken or fraying tissue on the shoulder ball socket. Fortunately, rotator cuff tears can be treated and the pain can be relieved. For severe tears, your orthopedic doctor may recommend minimally invasive or conventional surgery, depending upon your specific condition.

A significant number of patients over the age of 60 suffer from osteoarthritis (also known as wear and tear or degenerative arthritis). Symptomatic osteoarthritis occurs in 10% of men over 60 and 13% of women according to a 2010 study of US citizens. For many, the pain is unrelenting and chronic. Because of its prevalence,

What to Do About Skiers Thumb

Saturday, 17 February 2018 by

Skier’s thumb is an acute version of a condition known as gamekeeper’s thumb. The name gamekeepers thumbs make little sense anymore – as very few gamekeepers present with pain in their thumbs from killing pheasants with their bare hands anymore. It is, quite predictably, common in skiers as well as gamekeepers, Scottish fowl hunters, and

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