Leg Pain and its Causes

An elderly gentleman presented with a 3 week history of intermittent right leg and buttock pain which was aggravated when bending to the right, after golf or after sitting or lying down. He could not recollect any incident, which was the cause of his pain. He did not have any medical history or other symptoms […]

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Do You Have Golfer’s Elbow?

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS Pain over the inside of your elbow Made worse with gripping ie: raquet sports, holding a pen, opening a door Tender to touch the painful area   CAUSES Adopting a new technique ie; golf, tennis Sudden onset of pain after lifting something heavy and awkwardly Repetitive strain ie; using computer mouse for […]

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Do you have Bells Palsy?

DIAGNOSIS Bell’s palsy is essentially the term used to describe facial paralysis that is not caused by anything else such as a tumor or trauma. The most recent research suggests that Bell’s palsy is caused by the reactivation of a virus (herpes simplex virus) in the temporal bone behind the ear. The activation of the […]

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Do you have an Achilles Tendonopathy?

SYMPTOMS • Morning stiffness and pain in Achilles tendon • Tender to touch • Possible thickening of tendon or lump on tendon CAUSES • Poor foot posture ie ‘fallen arches • Unsupportive or old running shoes or footwear • Insufficient calf stretches • Insufficient rest periods between training • Different running terrain • Sudden return […]

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