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Subacromial Impingement Syndrome

17th October, 2013: Research has shown that subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) of the shoulder joint is one of the most likely causes of shoulder pain. Although the initial condition causes pain, if left untreated this may progress to a decrease in mobility.


Headaches Arising from the Neck (Cervicogenic)

20th March, 2013: A Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral or bilateral pain localised to the neck and occipital region which may project pain to the head and/or face. Head pain is usually precipitated by neck movement, sustained awkward head positioning, or external pressure over the upper cervical or occipital regions on the symptomatic side.


Ankylosing Spondylitis

6th November, 2012: Ankylosing spondylitis [AS] is an inflammatory arthritic condition, often compared with other examples such as enteropathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and reactive arthritis. In each case the body's immune system is wrongly triggered to attack itself, leading to pain, stiffness, joint damage and, if left untreated, possibly disability.  AS alone is a painful and progressive condition mainly affecting the spine but with the ability to affect other joints, tendons and ligaments.


Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

10th October, 2012: Frozen-Shoulder-Photo-2Frozen shoulder syndrome, clinically known as adhesive capsulitis, is a painful and debilitating condition affecting up to 5% of the population. Adhesive capsulitis is considered to be fibrosis of the glenohumeral joint capsule with a chronic inflammatory response. Patients experience pain, limited range of motion, and disability generally lasting anywhere from 1 to 24 months (Page & Labbe, 2010).

The presentation of this disorder varies greatly depending on the stage at which the patient presents for examination however it usually affects patients over 40 years of age. There are three main stages of adhesive capsulitis:


'Neurogenic Hamstrings' – not just found in footballers! Are Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections useful in rehabilitating hamstring injuries?

hams4th September, 2012: Hamstring injuries or strains are perhaps one of the most difficult conditions to treat in sports medicine - these are especially common in athletes, but also the general population as people have increased their activity levels.

The reasoning behind the cause of hamstring strains continues to be confusing and inconclusive for both medical practitioners and researchers. The fact that these injuries frequently re-occur perhaps suggests that we are not effectively managing this problem!

According to British football statistics:
"Hamstring injuries account for 12% of the total injuries, with an average of five per club per season, resulting in 15 missed matches and 90 missed training days" (Woods et al. 2004).

Demonstrating just how much it affects the footballing population!