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Achilles part 2

Achilles Tendinopathy   Achiles injury can be divided into three phases 1. Reactive- due to rapid increased loading, mileage,or trauma. 2.Dysrepair- follows the reactive stage if the tendon is still loaded. What will happen is a breakdown in the tendon matrix....

‘Tis the season of mellow fruitfulness

Oh the melancholy of Autumn. The evening light is starting to disappear and Thursday night tennis is getting shorter and shorter. It won’t be long before I come home in the dark. The natural consequence of this seasonal change is a great reduction in the...

‘Glutes’ – Your engine room

I have lost count of the number of times a patient has asked me “What’s that ? Is that muscle?” as I’ve palpated and located an especially tight or shortened area in a gluteal or piriformis muscle. “This is your engine room” I rell...

The Guardian March 21/3/18

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/mar/21/lower-back-pain-being-treated-badly-on-a-global-scale-study-says?CMP=share_btn_link So simply put, stop relying on other magic bullets, panaceas , drugs etc… and then get up off your backside and get stronger,...
Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles Tendonitis or Tendinopathy What was once called Achilles tendonitis (now Tendinopathy) is a common injury typically occurring in runners or other athletes. Usually presenting with pain locally around the tendon or heel, it is typically worse when standing ....