It can be incredibly frustrating… you’ve looked forward to your winter holiday for months and, then, after only a day or two on the slopes, you fall badly and hurt yourself. Why should you not ignore the signs of injury or strain?
The Lisfranc joint is an intricate mesh of bone and ligament in the middle of the foot. It is the point at which the long bones that lead up to the toes (the metatarsals) connect with the bones in the arch of the foot (the tarsals).
It can be beautiful to look out on a picture-perfect Christmas card scene, sparkling with frost, ice and snow. But, if you’re trying to get to the supermarket, or a doctors appointment or anything that requires you to walk or drive anywhere, suddenly the winter landscape is less inviting.
We commonly use the term “hairline fracture” to refer to a specific type of fracture that typically occurs in the foot or lower leg. But, what is a hairline fracture and what is the difference between this and an ordinary fracture?
Chronic tendon pain is debilitating. Rest and physiotherapy are the normal recommended routes to recovery. But, what happens if these don’t work? A procedure that involves an injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been shown to relieve symptoms.
More than 12 million of us in the UK are preparing to jet off on Winter holidays, according to the Association of British Travel Agents. Are you one of them? If so, are you prepared as best as possible to avoid any winter sports injuries? These range from pulled muscles, cuts and bruises, to more severe injuries.
Pain from tendon injuries can be debilitating. It causes discomfort and tiredness and can prevent you from doing the things you enjoy. Have you heard about Shockwave Therapy and how it is used as a safe and effective treatment for tendon pain?
Footballers suffer more injuries than in just about any other sport. Most are caused by colliding with other players or landing awkwardly from a jump. Roughly a quarter of injuries are due to overuse and develop gradually over time. So, what can players (and their concerned parents!) do to protect themselves from getting injured?
Falling leaves, ripening berries and cooler, frosty mornings herald not just the start of Autumn but also the imminent arrival of the Rugby season. Whether you’re a player yourself or the parent or spouse of a player it’s worth being aware of the injuries that occur most commonly in this most physical of sports and knowing how to protect against them if you can.
With tennis season being in full swing, you may have been watching some of the Wimbledon matches in recent weeks. Tennis, like any other sport, is loved by both professional athletes as well as amateurs that enjoy playing as a way to keep fit, healthy and agile. Due to the nature of tennis though, players do incur injuries, that often need treatment. Here we look at a couple of common tennis-related injuries and how to treat them.