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Morton’s Neuroma

What is it? Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third and fourth toes (65% of cases). Morton’s neuroma may feel as if you are standing on a pebble in your shoe or on a fold in your sock.   Morton’s neuroma involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This can cause a sharp, burningread more

Golfers Elbow (medial epicondylitis)

What is it? Golfer’s elbow is defined as chronic degeneration of the tendon of the inside of the elbow, usually due to overuse. It is a condition common in golfers, racquet sports and general overuse of the elbow. However, as with all sporting injuries, this condition can affect anyone. Golfer’s elbow is similar to Tennis elbow, however occurs on the inside of the elbow rather than the outside.   What are the symptoms? A personread more

You Deserve to Lose Your Headache

During September and October, 2016, the physiotherapists at Active Physio Health helped 40 out of 48 patients lose their headaches. That’s a whopping 83% success rate. Yes, it’s true and it could be you! Did you know three out of every five people reading this are likely to have headaches? And there now seems to be a never-ending list of different pills and potions available today that supposedly may get rid of these headaches. Findingread more

What is a Cervical Headache

A Cervical Headache is typically described as a constant, steady, dull ache often only on one side of the head, but can be both. You may feel like there is a gripping or pulling feeling around the base of your neck. Cervical Headaches is a term used to describe headaches caused by abnormalities of the joints, muscles, fascia and neural structures of the cervical region. According to the International Headache Society, if you have reducedread more

Shoulder Impingement

“Clicking shoulder?” Alongside back pain, shoulder impingement is one of the most common presenting problems in physiotherapy. A patient will present with a clicking/grinding type sensation during specific movements of their shoulder. Typically, these movements are overhead activities, especially during movements around shoulder height. Common sports prone to such issues include swimming, tennis and regular gym goers, and can occur at all ages. This is called a painful arc presentation, whereby pain does not commenceread more

Heel Spur

Are you experiencing intermittent or chronic pain at the base of your heel, especially while walking, jogging, or running? You might have a heel spur. Heel spurs occur when calcium deposits build up on the underside of the heel bone, a process that usually occurs over a period of many months. Heel spurs are often caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments, stretching of the plantar fascia, and repeated tearing of the membrane thatread more

Carpal Tunnel

Are you experiencing tingling or numbness in the middle of your hand and fingers especially during the night? You might have the carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common compressive neuropathy of the upper extremity, affecting 2% to 5% of the population, usually involving compression of the median nerve in the wrist region. The prevalence is higher in women than in men, and most commonly the disease onset occurs in theread more

Colles’ Fracture

One of the most common forms of upper limb fracture is a Colles’ fracture. This occurs at the wrist and is very common after a fall on an outstretched hand. At your wrist joint you have two bones from your forearm and multiple small bones in your hand. When you fall onto an outstretched hand very commonly the distal end of your radius bone is fractured. As a result of this your wrist can lookread more

De Quervain’s

The most common injury to occur at your thumb is called De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. A tenosynovitis is an inflammation of the fluid within a sheath that surrounds a tendon. This tendon normally glides up and down the sheath as you use that muscle. With overuse, however, the fluid that surrounds the tendon can become inflamed and thickened. This causes repetitive friction with the tendon resulting in irritation and pain with use. At the thumb, thisread more

Disc prolapses

“Bending based back pain?” Lower back pain is the leading cause of lost work productivity each year in Western society. Over a lifetime the incidence of lower back pain is estimated at well over 50%, with a yearly incidence estimated at around 5%. Of new presenting patients to medical professionals, around 15% are reported to be for lower back pain. The intervertebral disc is reported to be a more frequent cause of lower back painread more

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