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Tendon Healing: Best Physio Tips for Recovery

Article by Zoe Russell Tendon Healing: A Physiotherapist's Guide to Recovery Experiencing a tendon injury can significantly impact your life, leading to pain and limiting your ability to perform daily activities. The journey to recovery can be complex, but understanding the process of tendon healing and how physiotherapy can aid in this process is crucial. Do Tendons Ever Fully Heal? Physiotherapists often face the question, "Do tendons ever fully heal?" In essence, a healed tendon allows you to engage in your desired...

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Hip Clicking Explained

Article by Zoe Russell Hip Clicking? Why? The Dynamics of Hip Motion The hip joint boasts a remarkable range of movement, enabling us to perform a variety of actions from bending to running and twisting. Occasionally, you might notice a 'click' during these movements. Let's explore the reasons behind this phenomenon. Normal Vs. Abnormal Hip Clicks While a clicking hip can be a benign part of joint motion, persistent and painful clicks warrant a professional assessment by a physiotherapist. It's crucial to differentiate...

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What Can I Do To Relieve Knee Pain?

Article by Matthew Hewitt What Can I Do To Relieve Knee Pain? If your knee pain is new and has occurred suddenly, it's best to get it assessed by a Physiotherapist. Since any number of structures could be damaged, which may require different management. Some injuries demand complete immobilisation, whilst others benefit from exercise. Finding out what’s gone wrong in the knee will be vital in optimising your recovery. For longer-term injuries that have built up slowly, it’s helpful to consider several factors: What’s...

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How Do You Know If Your Hip Pain Is Serious?

Article by John Miller How Do You Know If Your Hip Pain Is Serious? Traumatic injuries to your hip, such as a fall, can fracture your hip, and these often need urgent surgery to fix the fracture or replace the hip Joint. Seek urgent medical help if: A fall or other injury triggered the hip pain. Your joint looks deformed or is bleeding. You can't move your leg or hip, and you can't put any weight on your hip. You heard a popping...

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Running Pain: A Physiotherapist’s Guide

Article by John Miller When is it OK to Run Through Pain? Understanding Running Pain and Injuries Running Pain Introduction As a physiotherapist, I often encounter runners, both seasoned and occasional, who grapple with the dilemma of running through pain. This article aims to guide you in distinguishing between a minor discomfort and a sign of overuse injury, backed by the latest research and practical advice. Running Pain: Listen to Your Body Running Pain isn't just a discomfort; it's your body's way of signalling potential harm. Pain...

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Muscle Cramps in Athletes

Article by Alex Clarke Unraveling the Mysteries of Muscle Cramps in Athletes: Factors, Theories, and Preventive Measures Cramping in Athletes There are many theories about why we cramp, and mixed evidence around these theories. In short, muscle cramps in athletes are often due to a combination of factors, which affects athletes depending on their situation. What Does Research Tell Us? Salt/electrolyte loss This can occur through excessive sweating with water and salt content loss or occasionally through drinking too much water. This factor is disputed across various...

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Is Walking Good For Back Pain?

Article by Erin Hickey Is Walking Good For Back Pain? With an acute onset of low back pain, you can make the easy mistake of thinking that you just need to rest to ensure the pain does not worsen or cause any damage. The latest research highlights that the back responds best to gentle movement, particularly in the early stages compared to prolonged, sustained positions. Early aerobic exercise for an acute onset of low back pain can result in a better outcome with...

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What Causes Back Pain For No Reason?

Article by Matthew Batch What Causes Back Pain For No Reason? There are many possible reasons you may begin to experience pain in your back. Although the most frequently self-reported cause tends to be lifting manoeuvres, symptoms can still develop without a precise instigating mechanism or event. Whilst it may be difficult to identify why pain in the back has developed, several risk factors may explain it. Some of these are modifiable. You can change them to reduce the likelihood of you...

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How do you fix Gluteal Tendinopathy?

Article by Matthew Batch How Do You Fix Gluteal Tendinopathy? The management of gluteal tendinopathy aims to address the factors that led the condition to develop in the first place. Tendinopathy refers to irritation of a tendon that occurs when it is repeatedly placed under loads beyond what it is accustomed to and in a manner that does not allow it to recover and adapt between each bout of loading. This leads the tendon to change its structure to become thicker to tolerate...

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