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Hayfever, what a misery.

It makes you want to cry, it drives you crazy and then when you think it has gone some new irritant pops up and it starts again.


We all have irritants (people not included) around us all the time. What happens is that the hayfever sufferer overr...

I was watching Australian Story on tv the other night and saw the story about the Yellow Wiggle (Emma).

High achiever, found success, found love and had the world at her feet, then things started to go wrong. She started to menstruate constantly, then no energy (low iro...

Experienced pain in the forearm or elbow? Check out this explanation of what is going on and a few simple strategies to relieve your pain

September 16, 2018

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is probably the most well know of the nerve compression problems. Pretty awful and quite debilitating pain in the wrist(s) where grasping and even sleeping can be a grind.

So what about nerve compressions, pain or restrictions in the elbow?  Well...

Ongoing Case Study

History

Pain started about three months ago in the epicondyle of the humerus. Epicondyle is the rounded part of the end of the humerus, it is where tendons attach, when your arm is bent it is on the outside of the elbow.

The pain radiated towards the fi...

Unlucky enough to regularly feel a weird pins and needles sensation in your arm or hand - pay attention to when and where it happens, and where the pain goes.

Well lucky for me, not so much for Rachael. She has actually hurt her knee in the month where knee health has been our focus. 

Here is a simple test and exercise that can be done at the office or at home for terminal knee extension.

As always if pain does persi...

Medial and Lateral Collateral Ligaments (MCL &LCL)

The MCL is along the inside of the knee and prevents the knee bending in, the LCL is on the outside of the knee and prevents the knee bending out.

The MCL and LCL can be either sprained or torn, this happens when there...

August 22, 2018

In my last blog I mentioned a few muscles which can contribute to knee pain.  But how are they treated, and how do work out what the pain is in your knee?

The Road Map – Assessment

“I had six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names were: Where, What, W...

Function

Prevents the anterior tibial translation (change in position) and rotation loads both medial and lateral. 

Where is it?

The ACL crosses infront of the knee as you can see in the diagrams.

Common Injuries

ACL injury is a common for athletes. Usually seen in sports w...

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