We’ve done blogs on tendinopathies before, but what exactly are they? A tendinopathy can be thought of as a pain originating from a tendon where the structure of that tendon is altered. This is as opposed to a tendinitis, which is simply an inflamed tendon How do tendinopathies develop? Body tissues adapt to strain – …..
As mentioned in our last blog, the shoulder is inherently an unstable joint. Apart from the labrum, a group of structures called rotator cuff muscles have a big role to play in its stabilisation, these are; supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. A common misconception when learning about these muscles is that each does a …..
Some basic shoulder anatomy The shoulder is a ball and socket joint but, unlike the hip joint, the socket in the shoulder is very shallow. The advantage of this is that you can get a lot of movement from the joint enabling you to do things like reaching overhead. The disadvantage is that the joint …..
Physiotherapist Marco is our newest recruit so we thought we’d sit down with him to find out more about his background and what makes him tick: What got you into physio? When I was a young boy my father often brought me with him, he is a medical sales representatives. Once I met a physiotherapist, …..
So it’s 15 days into 2019 and many people will have already given up on their resolutions – but it’s not too late. Whether you’re training for a new challenge, looking to get a bit fitter or maybe learn something new, these principles can be applied to anything. SMART goals Just a small number – …..
Hip impingement, or femoroacetabular impingement to use its full name, is a term given to pain originating from the hip joint although it is a little different from arthritis. First, some anatomy The hip is a ball and socket joint, the ball being the head of the femur (the thigh bone) and the socket being …..
Most frequently trochanteric bursitis, these odd-looking words will make far more sense after we’ve started with just a little bit of anatomy. As can be seen from the the picture below, the hip joint is a ball and socket joint made up of the head of the femur (the ball) and the acetabulum (the socket). …..
Firstly, what are your hip flexors? Hip flexion is the act of bringing your thigh bone up in front of you, such as bringing your knees towards your chest, and there are several muscles that are involved in this. However, for the purpose of this article we are going to focus on iliopsoas which is …..
Chronic pain doesn’t exactly sound good and it’s not something anyone would want to be suffering from – but the chronic part is a bit misunderstood and refers to the fact that it’s been there for a long time (as opposed to an acute injury which is one that happened recently.) Also called persistent pain, …..
We’ve all been in pain at some point, whether it’s stubbing your toe or as a result of a more serious injury but whatever the cause it’s less than ideal. Pain is a complex subject but here we’ll talk about the most basic – nociceptive pain. But first – the back story. Pain is basically …..