Hip osteoarthritis: Treatment considerations for women

Hip osteoarthritis: Treatment considerations for women

Thanks to Physio Network for their excellent blog on Hip Osteoarthritis and Treatment considerations for women . Hip osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability worldwide, and can significantly affect peoples’ quality of life. As physios, our top priority is to improve the quality of life for people experiencing osteoarthritis – how do we do this? Many of us will jump to answer that question with an emphatic “exercise, education and weight management!”. These are the first-line treatments for…

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Morton’s Neuroma – It’s like Walking on a Stone!

Morton’s Neuroma – It’s like Walking on a Stone!

Thanks to Physio Network for their excellent blog on Morton’s Neuroma A lot of the time it feels like I’m walking on a stone. I feel a burning sensation in some of my toes and it’s definitely worse when I’m walking around barefoot’’. For those clinicians who work with foot and ankle pathologies, you would have definitely heard the above narrative from a patient. Let’s delve deeper and look at this pathology that is sometimes dismissed with the clinical reasoning of ‘your…

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High Ankle Sprains

High Ankle Sprains

Written by Tom Whittamore – Physio Network Introduction The ATFL is the most commonly injured ligament in the ankle, and an injury to the syndesmosis can account for around 10% of all ankle injuries, as reported by Boytim et al (1991) who studied professional (American) football players in a six year study and found syndesmostic sprains accounted for 18 out of 98 ankle injuries reported. Hermans et al (2010) estimated that between 1-11% of all ankle injuries involved the syndesmosis….

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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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