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Injuries

Swimmers Shoulder

Just as Runners are prone to knee and foot overuse injuries, Swimmers often experience pain in the shoulders. “Swimmers Shoulder” is an umbrella term that can be attributed to any pain in the shoulder area not caused by direct trauma. Swimming puts your shoulder joint through a huge range of motion and this has the …

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Groin Strain

A strain in the Adductor muscles of the inner thigh is often called a “Groin Strain”. This type of injury is most common in sports that involve sharp increases in speed or change in direction such as Football, Ice Hockey, Gymnastics and Figure Skating. The main symptom of a groin strain is sudden, sharp pain …

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Runners Knee

Runners Knee

Runners knee is the common name for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome which causes pain around and behind the knee cap. It is one of the most common overuse injuries in people who run, hence the name. Patellofemoral pain is most often a result of abnormal mechanics forcing the Patella (knee cap) to bump against the Femur …

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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) is a condition where pain and stiffness develop in the joint to such an extent that the patient finds it difficult to move their arm. This pain and stiffness usually starts gradually, worsens over time and often resolves itself. However, this can take many months. The bones, ligaments and tendons that …

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Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a condition that produces pain on the outside of the elbow and upper forearm. It is particularly noticeable when bending your arm, gripping small objects or twisting your wrist. It is an overuse injury caused by straining the muscles and tendons of your forearm. As the name suggests, Tennis …

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Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology Taping

Developed in Japan in the 1970s, Kinesiology taping (KTape) has now become a common sight at all major sporting events and is gaining popularity amongst non-elite athletes and the general public. It is commonly used to support joints and muscles when athletes are returning from injury or need some added reassurance to compete in an …

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Heat or Ice

Heat or Ice?

When injury strikes or everyday aches and pains need a little attention, it can be hard to decide what action to take. This chart gives a simple explanation about when to use a cool pack or heat pad to help your recovery. If you have any questions, please get in touch.