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Plantar Fasciitis

26th June, 2012: plantarfasciitisPlantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of your plantar fascia. The Plantar Fascia is a strong band of tissue (like a ligament) that stretches from the heel to the base of the toes. It supports the arch of your foot and also acts as a shock-absorber. Plantar Fasciitis most commonly affects active men between 40-70 years of age and about 70% of patients with Plantar Fasciitis have been noted to have a heel spur that can be seen on x-ray. It has also been noted that heel spurs can be seen on x-ray examination of many patients with no history of Plantar Fasciitis.



Iliotibial Band Syndrome

31st May, 2012: ITBIliotibial band (ITB) syndrome generally presents as a pain on the outside aspect of the knee that gradually increases over a few days to weeks. It can be a result of wearing worn-out shoes, running downhill or on banked surfaces, running on tracks in the same direction, or simply running too many miles. Pain generally occurs on extension of the leg just before the heel strike phase of running/walking, and a squeaking can sometimes be heard on extension and flexion of the knee.


Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Knees Patellofemoral_pain-syndrome23rd May, 2012: Patellofemoral pain (runner's knee) is the most common overuse injury among runners. It is the term used by medical practitioners when pain occurs at the front of the knee around the patella (kneecap). The pain can get worse when you're active or when you sit for a long time. Patellofemoral pain is a common problem which may occur in one knee only, or can sometimes be felt in both. An increase in pain is usually noted when going up and down stairs, and crepitus (grinding/cracking) is often associated with any squatting movement.


Marathon Related Injuries

24th April, 2012

Marathon Runners_300Congratulations to all of you who have taken part in the London Marathon on Sunday where a staggering 29 world records were broken, and good luck to those of you who have signed up to run the Milton Keynes marathon this weekend! It's marathon season once again and so read on to find out about common marathon related injuries and guidance on how to treat or prevent them.


What Can I Do To Help Ease My Neck Pain?

Levator Scapulae Stretch modified18th April, 2012: Neck pain is a common problem affecting around two thirds of people at some time in their lives. Anyone can suffer from neck pain at any age, however it is most prevalent between the ages of 40 and 60. In the United Kingdom, about 15 per cent of hospital-based physiotherapy referrals are for neck pain alone.

Most mechanical, uncomplicated neck pain can be triggered by a number of things including sitting badly, poor posture, anxiety, stress, neck strain, occupational or sporting injuries. These areas can be addressed and managed by yourself to some extent, read on to find out how...