Mallet Finger – A common injury from playing ball sports

By Sydney CBD Osteopath Dr Marcus Ng Have you ever jarred the tip of your finger playing sport? You may have experienced instant pain, heard a “pop” sound on contact or be struggling to straighten the finger properly. If so, you have most likely suffered a mallet finger injury. What is mallet finger? How is […]

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What causes low back pain in pregnancy ? 

How common is low back pain in pregnancy? Pregnancy related low back pain and pelvic pain is a common complaint that occurs in 60-70% of pregnancies, however most women will experience symptoms and pain at some point throughout their pregnancy.  Why is low back pain so common in pregnancy? During pregnancy, the enlarging uterus changes […]

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What is causing my pain? Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome explained

What is Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome? Pain on the outside of the hip is often referred to as Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) and was traditionally diagnosed as Trochanteric Bursitis, however, recent research defines non-inflammatory tendinopathy of the gluteus medius and/or gluteus minimus muscles to be the main source of lateral hip pain. Therefore GTPS […]

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I’ve pulled a muscle…. What now?

By Daniel Graham – Podiatrist, Quay Health Sydney Did you know that muscle strains are the most common injuries in athletes and can comprise of up to 55% of all sports related injuries? A muscle strain is a soft tissue injury occurring in the muscle belly, muscle tendon or more commonly the junction between the […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By Sydney CBD Osteopath Dr Abbey Davidson Weak grip? Pain, tingling and numbness in your thumb, index, middle finger and wrist? You may be suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS? What causes CTS? What are the symptoms? What can you do for CTS? What can your physio/osteo do for carpal […]

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10 ways to manage your marathon training!

With the marathon season approaching, here are the top 10 ways to manage your training. Whether you are training for a particular race, or just trying to run pain free, the following is essential: 1) Progressive Overloading: If you go from 0 to 100% in your first run you’re putting yourself at increased risk of […]

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Hypermobility: Are you Hypermobile?

What is joint hyper mobility?  Joint hypermobility simply means that you have more flexibility in some of, or all of your joints than the normal person. It is more common in young girls/ women and is generally thought of as being genetic.  Hypermobility itself isn’t a medical condition and many people don’t realise they are […]

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