I have bursitis - what does that mean?

I have bursitis - what does that mean?

A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between tendons and bones to reduce friction. Bursae are found in different joints throughout the body and act to facilitate smooth movements where muscles and tendons glide over bones.

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Plantar fasciitis / plantar fasciopathy

Plantar fasciitis / plantar fasciopathy - a common cause of foot pain

Plantar fasciitis / plantar fasciopathy is one of the most common cause of foot or heel pain. It affects 7% of the general population and most frequently affect elderly and athletic populations.

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Rotator cuff tear - what should I do with it?

Rotator cuff tear - what should I do with it?

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and their tendons that surround the shoulder joint. The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint which allows large degrees of movements. The rotator cuff serves an important role in improving the stability of the shoulder and also coordinates with other muscles around the shoulder to move the arm.

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One of the most common ankle injuries seen by Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists is a ligament sprain.  The most common ligament sprain is the lateral ligament.  Lateral ankle sprains account for 85% of all ankle sprains.

Ankle Injuries – Simple sprain or more serious?

One of the most common ankle injuries seen by Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists is a ligament sprain. The most common ligament sprain is the lateral ligament. Lateral ankle sprains account for 85% of all ankle sprains.

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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – BPPV

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – BPPV

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a condition characterised by episodes of sudden and severe vertigo (dizziness) when your head changes position such as rolling in bed, reaching down, getting out of bed and lifting your head to look up.

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Growth Plate Injuries

Growth Plate Injuries

During this season of winter sports, injuries are common in the younger athlete. Children and teenagers are at particular risk of injuries during growth spurts, a time when they have to continually adjust in areas of coordination and sports skills.

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