Why should I get my hamstring tear assessed?

Why should I get my hamstring tear assessed?

Hamstring tears are among the most common sporting injuries accounting for one in every five to six sports injuries. They are generally associated with maximal exertion sprinting, acceleration or kicking. Unfortunately, up to a third of sustained hamstring injuries...
Knee Dislocations

Knee Dislocations

Patella dislocations are a common injury and account for approximately 2 to 3% of all knee injuries (Atkin et al, 2020). A patella dislocation occurs when the patella (kneecap) moves out of the groove in which it usually sits, typically shifting in an outward...
High Ankle Sprain

High Ankle Sprain

Have you ever hurt your ankle playing sport and are struggling to walk? Your walking is not improving, and it feels different to a normal ankle sprain? Maybe you have a fracture? Or is it a syndesmosis injury? What is a Syndesmosis Injury? A syndesmosis injury is...
What Is Wry neck?

What Is Wry neck?

Have you ever woken up in the morning with a sore neck, muscle spasm and the inability to turn your head? Well, this is the typical presentation of an acute wry neck.  Often sufferers of an acute wry neck have no idea what brought on the symptoms.  It may occur after...
What is the Meniscus?

What is the Meniscus?

The medial and lateral menisci are two C-shaped fibrocartilaginous structures found on the boney surfaces of the knee. They act as a shock absorber, help stabilise the knee and are an attachment site for tendons, muscles and ligaments. How is the meniscus injured? An...
Shoulder—Rotator Cuff Pathology

Shoulder—Rotator Cuff Pathology

Rotator cuff disease is prevalent in the general population, accounting for 10% of all shoulder pain and resulting in major shoulder disability (Abdulwahab et al, 2017). Shoulder pain is the third most common cause of musculoskeletal consultation in primary care...