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Anti-inflammatory Gels and Creams – Do They Work??

Anti-inflammatory Gels and Creams – Do They Work??

If you’re in pain, anti-inflammatory tablets may be beneficial, however rising concerns over side effects are causing people to consider anti-inflammatory gels and creams as an alternative. Are they actually effective and if so, which one is best? This blog follows on from last week’s article comparing heat packs vs deep heat creams. Anti-inflammatory Options…

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow is a general term used to describe pain on the outside of the elbow. The most common causes are inflammation or degeneration of the tendon of the wrist extensor muscles as they insert into the elbow. Those engaged in strenuous sports such as tennis, climbing, swimming and those working primarily where the forearms…

Growing Pains and Children’s Sports Injuries

Growing Pains and Children’s Sports Injuries

Winter sports are resuming and this means increased running loads for many children and adolescents. We are seeing many kids present to the clinic with overuse injuries of the lower limb – often categorized as growing pains. So what should you do when your child starts complaining of knee pain, heel pain, hip pain? Should…

De Quervain’s Tendonitis

De Quervain’s Tendonitis

De Quervain’s Tendonitis is an overuse injury like many other tendon injuries. Continuous gripping, pinching, squeezing or wringing motions can lead to this condition. Pain in the thumb and wrist, over the radius, especially during use, is common with this injury. This syndrome is more common in women than in men. Physiotherapy Treatment for De…

Tendinopathy or Tendonitis

Tendinopathy or Tendonitis

What is Tendinopathy? Tendinopathy, previously termed tendonitis is a broad term encompassing tendon disease or dysfunction. Research has concluded that inflammation is not always present in tendon dysfunction and as ‘itis’ is the suffix for inflammation, the term tendonitis is no longer appropriate. Common tendon injuries include Achilles Tendinopathy (ankle), Patella Tendinopathy (knee), Gluteal Tendinopathy…

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