The biceps muscle allows you to flex your arm (bend it). The muscle is attached to the bone in two ways – either by the shoulder or the forearm (shoulder = proximal biceps tendon whilst the forearm attaches to the distal biceps tendon). Proximal biceps tendon tears are more common but distal biceps tendon rupture can

The clavicle is a bone that runs from the part of your ribcage known as the sternum to your shoulder joint. It is the only bony connection between the arm and the central skeleton. Fractures in the clavicle are a common sports injury and account for around 2.6% of all fractures in the United States

Frozen shoulder – also known as adhesive capsulitis – is a common condition and self-resolving condition that can have a significant impact on your day to day life. It happens in somewhere between 2 and 5 percent of the population and it is most common in your forties and fifties. It is also significantly more

Torn Meniscus of Knee

Thursday, 26 July 2018 by

What are menisci? The medial and lateral menisci are two large C-shaped cartilages that are positioned on the top of the tibia bone in the knee joint.   Torn meniscus It can be damaged because of a single event or it can gradually wear out because of age and overuse, causing degenerative tears. A torn

Does Tennis Elbow Ever Go Away

Monday, 23 July 2018 by

What is Tennis elbow? Tennis elbow, medically known as lateral epicondylitis, is a strain or partial tear in the muscles and tendon tissues that are attached to the elbow joint, causing an intense pain in the outer elbow area. The strain occurs when the muscles and tendons are overworked, making tennis elbow a treatable disease.

The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint and provides movement in multiple directions. All types of people can incur shoulder injuries that require surgery. Sports-related injuries include a torn rotator cuff. Traumatic falls on the shoulder or dislocation of the joint can also result in a tear that requires surgery or repair.  

Recovering from a Broken Ankle

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 by

A broken ankle (or a fractured ankle) can vary from a simple break in one bone to several fractures. There may be associated damage to ligaments and other soft tissue as well. Types of Ankle fractures Ankle fractures are classified according to the area of bone that is broken. A fracture at the end of

The main role of the tendon of the bicep is to attach the bicep muscle to the shoulder and elbow of the arm and to allow for extension and rotation of the limb. When this tendon ruptures, a sudden popping noise is heard which is followed by a sudden sharp pain and swelling over the

Braces can be used for a whole host of injuries and conditions. You might have seen Rob Gronkowski’s bionic arm brace whilst watching the NFL, or a whole host of Olympic athletes with knee or arm braces to support injuries or prevent them. Now, however, new research suggests that wearing braces can significantly reduce the

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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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