Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common condition which can cause pins and needles, aching, or numbness in your hand and fingers.  It affects middle aged people more (40-60 years), and women more commonly than men. Between 50-65% of cases occur bilaterally....
Over Training Syndrome

Over Training Syndrome

To be effective, training has to be progressive.  This means that your body will change (adapt) to the stresses that an exercise places on it (overload).  Take as an example an arm curl action in the gym.  If you lifted 5kg, that is probably less than...
Ilio Tibial Band Syndrome

Ilio Tibial Band Syndrome

Ilio Tibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a painful condition which can affect the outside of the knee or hip.  In runners, when pain occurs on the outside of the knee it is often termed ‘runners knee’ and when at the hip, ‘clicking hip’.  Studies have shown the...
Heel Pain – Chronic Plantar heel pain (CPHP)

Heel Pain – Chronic Plantar heel pain (CPHP)

What is it Heel pain, or as it is officially known Chronic Plantar heel pain (CPHP) is usually a change in the nature of the tissue within the sole of your foot, attaching to your heel bone called the Plantarfascia.  This structure acts as a strong guidewire...
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is a cause of persistent pain around the medial malleolus.  It is also a leading cause of flat foot disorders, especially in seniors.  The prevalence rate is 3.3% in the over 40’s, which is actually  greater...
Knee Arthritis

Knee Arthritis

Knee pain is a common complaint, especially in the over 50’s.  Studies have shown that almost half of over 50’s complain of pain in the knee, and in about 25% it lasts for a prolonged period, being termed chronic (Urquhart et al 2015).  Chronic knee pain can...