Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis does not only occur in tennis players. Anyone who carries out any repetitive movements of the forearm such as; golfers, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and individuals with excessive use of a computer mouse etc. can be diagnosed with tennis elbow. The backhand motion of a tennis swing has the most direct…

Golfers Elbow

Golfers elbow or medial epicondylitis is similar to tennis elbow but it is caused by repetitive stress on the tendons on the inside of the elbow and overuse of the flexor and pronator muscles of the forearm and wrist. It gets its name because it is commonly seen in golfers but can also be seen…

Muscle Spasm

A muscle spasm is when the muscle becomes irritated and goes into a prolonged contraction. Muscles can often go into a spasm to protect an injured area from further damage. It can also be a result of overused, tired and overstretched muscles. If you have been holding a certain position for a long period of…

Shin Splints

Shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome is when the periosteal sleeve of tissue surrounding the tibia becomes inflamed. Symptoms include a burning or aching pain on the front of the shins. It is a repetitive strain injury usually seen in runners or in people who take part in activities that involve repetitive loading of…

Plantar Fasciitis

There are fibrous bands of tissue, including the arch ligament and planter aponeurosis, that run from the heel bone and attach into the ligaments of the toes that we call plantar fascia. When the heel is lifted during the push off phase of running or running up a hill, the angle between the heel and…