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Golfers Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Elbow PainGolfers elbow is clinically known as Medial Epicondylitis and is much less common than its lateral elbow equivalent, tennis elbow (8). The other name for this injury is a flexor or pronator tendinopathy as these are the group of tendons that are mostly affected (2, 3, 8), and we've seen a nuber of theres complaints come through the clinic. If you're suffering with elbow pain then read on for more information or contact us for guidance on the best course of action for your recovery.

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Our Treatment Policy With COVID-19

Why is there a need to be cautious?

COVID-19 is a highly infectious virus and is spread by direct contact from person to person. When an infected individual touches a surface they leave some of the virus behind, and when a second person touches the same surface the infection is spread to the second individual. What many people don’t realise is that a person can be infected with COVID-19 for 2-3 days before they show any symptoms, and this is why the virus can spread so quickly even though members of the public act responsibility once they exhibit symptoms. Though a majority of COVID 19 cases recover without any complications, certain groups of people are at a much higher risk of suffering complication, and are even at risk of dying from the infection. Though we are now able to provide some clinic-based appointments we feel we have a responsibility to inform our patients about the risks involved. No therapy clinic is able to bring the infection risk of the clinic room to 0%, despite a rigours sanitising programme. We need all of our patients to consider the advice below and act responsibly to see if a clinic-based appointment or a Remote Consultation is the best way to manage their pain complaint.

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Non Specific Low Back Pain

Back Pain PicWhat is it?

The term Non-Specific Low Back Pain is a generic way of identifying low back pain. Mainly this is because there are a number of different tissues that can be a source of pain within the low back, including muscles, discs, joints and ligaments. When examining a person with back pain, clinical tests will engage across the range of tissues in the back, making it almost impossible to single out one tissue over another. Though it means we aren’t able to specify the cause, fortunately we have good evidence to show this can still be managed successfully. Mostly this is by reviewing the individuals’ circumstances around the onset of the pain, and making the necessary modifications to help the pain recover.

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Patella Tendinopathy (Runner’s Knee)

Painful Knee

 Patella Tendinopathy (PT) is a chronic condition of the knee and is often seen in both general and athletic populations (9). PT is characterized by pain and dysfunction at the anterior knee (front), specifically at the inferior pole of the patella tendon and where it attaches to the tibia (8). This can either be felt as an occasional sharp stabbing pain or a dull ache below the patella (kneecap) and pain can be felt doing certain activities such as crouching down, prolonged sitting, stairs or kneeling (6). The type of pain felt can usually be attributed to the duration of time an individual has had the complaint for, the more chronic the injury the worse the pain may get (13). You may also find that when the tendon is loaded you get an immediate intense pain, but when load is removed this pain will subside just as quickly (8). Unfortunately, these types of repetitive strain injuries are difficult to identify especially when symptoms are mild, which is why many athletes continue to train through discomfort (13). 

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