In our blog series looking at groin pain, this time we take a look at hip flexor strains which can particularly affect field-sports enthusiasts and runners. What’s a hip flexor? Lifting your leg up in front of you is also known as hip flexion – a good example would be when you lift your knees …..
Groin strain In this next series of blogs we look at the injuries that can cause groin pain. First up, we look at what a groin strain is or as it is more correctly called, an adductor strain. There are three adductor muscles and the image above shows where on the body they are located. Their …..
A bunion is basically a ‘bone spur’ on the inside of the base of the big toe – the metatarsophalangeal joint to use the full name. It’s often accompanied by a slight deformity in the shape of the big toe where it points outwards – known as hallux valgus What causes it? The cause of …..
This is an injury that most people have probably heard of, or even experienced, but what actually is it and how does it come about? Also known as patellofemoral joint syndrome or patellofemoral pain syndrome (amongst other things), it is basically an inflammation of the area where the back of the knee-cap (patella) meets the …..
An MRI is often considered the ‘gold standard’ of imaging and diagnosing and it’s something that most of us are aware of or will have seen on TV. When used properly, it can provide much needed clarity and detail to aid with diagnosis and treatment – particularly for soft tissue injuries such as muscle tears …..
With just a few weeks to go until the Richmond Running festival, hopefully training is going well and you’re getting excited about the day itself. Whether you’re taking part in the half marathon or the 10k, it’s a great route and only just around the corner from Physio Central. So what should you be doing …..
The Richmond half marathon is under 4 weeks away and to help you perform at your best on the day, we are offering 4 sports massages for the price of 3. Check back on our blog next week for some of our tips to help get around or have a look at our advice from …..
If you’ve ever visited a physio then odds are you’ll have been given a set of exercises to do at home to help you recover. Much in the same way that you’ll be told to keep taking a course of antibiotics long after the symptoms have vanished, these exercises are incredibly important in helping get …..
We have had a request from one of our facebook followers who has asked for some advice on how to avoid getting lower back pain. It is a problem that affects many people at some point in their life and we’ve all heard horror stories of people with crippling issues. However, let’s stop the fear …..
Shoulder pain is one of the more common injuries that physios have to deal with and sometimes pain in the shoulder doesn’t even originate from the shoulder itself but can be referred from elsewhere. The shoulder is also one of the most complicated joints in the body (if not the most), where pain can arise …..