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What are shin splints?

Posted by: Tim West  /   Category: Lower Leg   /   No Comments
Shin Splints

'Shin splints' is a an umbrella term that has been used for many years, especially in sporting circles, to describe any pain in the shin that worsens with activity. Shin pain is common among both elite and amateur athletes and can be quite debilitating, sometimes to the point of having to stop or limit activity. The correct.

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Why does my knee crunch when I squat?

Posted by: Louis Ellery  /   Category: Knee   /   No Comments
Knee pain while squatting

This is one of the most common questions we are asked in clinic, even when people are not being seen for knee pain. More than half of our patients that have this problem also have no pain associated with the crunching, but are simply worried about what it could mean. Our knee is made up of.

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How to manage an ankle sprain

Posted by: Tim West  /   Category: Ankle   /   No Comments
Sprained ankle

Most people have experienced a rolled ankle in their lifetime, and they can happen any time, anywhere. Although sport, especially those involving a lot of jumping and changing direction, are responsible for many ankle sprains, they can also occur due to something as simple as stepping off a curb incorrectly. Because of this, it is.

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Sciatica – what it is and what it isn’t

Posted by: Tim West  /   Category: Back   /   No Comments

There is a common misconception that any pain in the leg is 'sciatica', however, true sciatica is a term that describes the symptoms caused by the sciatic nerve being pinched or compressed, not pain resulting from other issues such as referred joint, disc or muscular pain. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back, through the.

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