Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

Lateral Epicondylitis Definition: Tennis elbow usually begins as episodes of inflammation at the outside of the elbow joint. This inflammation is often caused by overuse or prolonged gripping activities such as hammering, driving screws, weight lifting, playing certain musical instruments, canoeing, digging in the garden, driving and racquet sports. Symptoms: There is localised pain over the lateral epicondyle which is on the outside of your elbow joint and the pain can be provoked by extending your wrist and gripping with…

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Shin Splints

Shin Splints

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Shin Splints Definition: MTSS refers to pain along the tibia, shin splints are common in runners, dancers and military recruits. Symptoms: Tenderness, soreness or pain along the inner side of your shinbone and mild swelling in your lower leg. Pain starts on the inside of the lower leg above the ankle, the pain gets worse when you stand on your toes or rolling the ankle inwards. The pain can then stop as you stop exercising but…

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STIFF AND SORE ACHILLES TENDONS

STIFF AND SORE ACHILLES TENDONS

If you suffer from stiff and painful ankles in the morning it may be a sign you are suffering from Achilles tendinopathy. The following blog will give you the tools to better understand and manage the pain and stiffness and start the healing process. Achilles Tendinopathy definition Achilles Tendinopathy describes the pain and dysfunction in the Achilles tendon mainly due to overuse injuries. Studies have shown that it can affect up to 29% of runners. There are two types of…

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EXERCISE IN OLDER PEOPLE – STRENGTH TRAINING IS VITAL IN STAYING INDEPENDENT AS YOU AGE

EXERCISE IN OLDER PEOPLE – STRENGTH TRAINING IS VITAL IN STAYING INDEPENDENT AS YOU AGE

While older men and women needn’t become power lifters, experts say strength training — using weights heavier than you might expect — can be an important component of a healthy future. Beginning about age 30, men and women lose muscle mass at about the rate of 10 percent per decade until about 50, when that loss accelerates to 15 percent per decade – according to research. By the eighth decade, the loss of muscle mass and strength can be severe,…

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Cycling Related Injuries

Cycling Related Injuries

Cycling and its popularity has exploded over the last few years and it is now the 4th most popular exercise based hobby after the gym, running and swimming. With this increase in participation we have seen an increase in injuries and pain related complaints here at DBC Physiotherapy Naas that are related to cycling. In this article we will discuss a few of the more popular injuries and complaints that are experienced by cyclists Most common issues experienced by cyclists…

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