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This refers to a tear of all fibres of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. It connects the calf muscle to the heel. It is placed under stress with every step … Continue reading

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Ligaments are soft tissue structures that attach bones together, and in so doing support the join or joint between these bones. The term ligament sprain means that the ligament fibres are disrupted and is synonymous with ligament tear. In the … Continue reading

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This is an injury that affects the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) that sits between the ulna and radius in the wrist. Mechanism of Injury? This injury occurs when there is a high compression force placed through the joint. This is … Continue reading

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A Baker’s Cyst is swollen semimembranosus gastrocnemius bursa. Synovial bursae are sacs that generally occur near our joints and sometimes communicate with the joint cavity. They typically sit at sites of anatomical friction and are designed to reduce friction. A … Continue reading

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ITB is an abbreviation for the “iliotibial band” which is a strong, flat tendon-like structure which connects the muscles of the hip to the outside of the lower leg. Friction occurs as the lower part of the ITB rubs over … Continue reading

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An acute wry neck is the sudden onset of neck pain accompanied by spasm of the neck muscles. The main symptom is pain localized to one side of the neck. The pain can be referred to the head or shoulder … Continue reading

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 A SLAP lesion is as a result of an acute trauma due to overload, resulting in a degenerative lesion. The most common mechanism of injury is repetitive overload (e.g. swimmers and throwing sports) or excessive inferior traction (e.g. carrying or … Continue reading

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This is a fracture that occurs at the attachment sites of both ligaments and bone pulls away from the attachment site of the soft tissue. Causes Twisting or rotational injury of a joint. Sports that involve high impact, jumping Common … Continue reading

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Children’s bones are still growing, making them prone to overuse injuries at areas of the bone containing growth cartilage.  One of the most common examples of this type of injury is Osgood-Schlatters syndrome.  Other examples include Severs Syndrome which occurs … Continue reading

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Research says yes! Various studies have shown that both exercise and manual therapy reduce the associated pain and disability of osteoarthritis and are recommended as first line treatments.(1-5) Dr. Alexis Wright and colleagues recently added to the body of research … Continue reading

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