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What is Patellofemoral pain syndrome? [caption id="attachment_7097" align="alignright" width="300"] Figure 1. Source: InjuryMap[/caption] Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is an umbrella term used for pain arising from the area in Figure 1. It is a chronic condition that affects the surrounding joint and soft tissue and is...

Introduction to podiatrists: Podiatrists treat foot conditions including toenails and skin concerns. Podiatrists diagnose and treat foot and ankle pain including injuries and arthritis and assess whether foot posture and function is contributing towards knee, pelvis and/or lower back pain. Nail conditions most seen by podiatrists and how...

Overview of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome What is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)? Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is caused when there is compression of the median nerve. The median nerve innervates the flexor compartment of the forearm/wrist/hand (see figure 1.). Carpal tunnel syndrome accounts for 90% of...

With pre-season in full swing and the sporting season due to make a comeback this year, we’ve seen an increase in one of the most common field injuries; ankle sprains.    How does an ankle sprain happen? During sport, the most common mechanism is when an individual’s centre...

Short answer? No, corns are not the same.  More about warts (Verrucae) in another blog.   What are callus and corns? [caption id="attachment_7105" align="alignright" width="288"] Source: Jmarchn[/caption] Callus is thickened keratinous skin, often with a yellowish tinge. It may feel hard, or waxy, or dry and sometimes forms deep cracks...

What is patellar tendinopathy? Patellar tendinopathy is when the tendon that connects your knee-cap to your shin bone becomes inflamed as a result of repetitive and increased stress to the tendon over time. When a tendon becomes stressed due to repetitive movement and a sudden...

A deadlift is a full body movement that requires the use of a barbell or dumbbells to perform the lift. It is commonly used to strengthen the posterior chain of the body. Some clients may present with lower back pain when performing a deadlift.  Why are...

A common knee pain struggle out there for athletes is Iliotibial band (IT Band) syndrome. From running, cycling to CrossFit & basketball we see many athletes experience continuous episodes of pain; even after trying the typically prescribed treatments like rest, anti-inflammatories or stretching/foam rolling their...

Radial tunnel syndrome, also known as Radial nerve entrapment, is a condition in which the radial nerve that runs along the bones and muscles of the elbow and forearm is compressed. Entrapment of this nerve can occur at any location along the path of the...

How to keep your feet happy at the gym post lockdown: Be kind to your feet. As life slowly returns back to normal; we may be super eager to get back into the gym to reach our personal goals. I am keen to get back into...