Hamstring injuries (part 1)

Hamstring injuries (part 1)

Hamstring injury rate Hamstring injury is common in sport, and these injuries frequently recur.  Up to 12% of sports injuries may be to the hamstrings (Ekstrand et al 2011), and it is the  most common muscle injury in male footballers (Schuermans et al 2014). ...
Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction

Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction

Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is a cause of persistent pain around the medial malleolus.  It is also a leading cause of flat foot disorders, especially in seniors.  The prevalence rate is 3.3% in the over 40’s, which is actually  greater than that for...
Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)

Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)

What causes heel pain? Heel pain, or as it is officially known Chronic Plantar heel pain (CPHP) is usually a change in the nature of the tissue within the sole of your foot, attaching to your heel bone called the Plantarfascia – hence the official name plantar...
Acupuncture

Acupuncture

History of Acupuncture Treatment Acupuncture treatment is generally believed to have started in China, with the first systemised record being The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine published in 100BC.  Prior to this time sharpened stones (Bian stones) have...
Iliotibial band syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a painful condition which can affect the outside of the knee or hip.  In runners, when pain occurs on the outside of the knee it is often termed ‘runners knee’ and when at the hip, ‘clicking hip’.  Studies have shown iliotibial band...