Thigh pain

Sciatic nerve pain pregnancy

Sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy

Sciatic nerve pain is one of the most common “side effects” of pregnancy. It causes a pain that can originate as high as the buttock and can extend down the back of the leg into the foot. The sciatic nerve is a large nerve that originates deep in the buttock. This means that it cannot […]

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How do you relieve sciatic nerve pain?

Sciatica refers to an irritation of the Sciatic Nerve as it passes thru the buttock, causing pain down the back of the leg. The term is often misused to describe spinal nerve irritation causing a similar pain in the back and leg, however this is a different condition. Severity can vary from an ache that […]

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Groin strain

Why groin strain injuries are difficult to rehab

Groin strain injuries, also called “Adductor muscle strains”, typically occur when the muscle is subjected to a sudden overload. This can happen during fast cutting/agility movements, sprinting or direct loading such as a soccer tackle. Groin strains can prove difficult to rehab and are prone to recurrences. This is because of their unique biomechanical role. […]

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Bone stress reaction

Bone stress reaction – what, why and how to fix it

Bone stress reaction causes a dull, usually prolonged, ache around the injury site A bone stress reaction can occur due to impact loading or connective tissue traction Reactions caused by impact loading can progress to bone stress fractures with ongoing overload TIPS Bone stress reactions often occur with other injuries and can be difficult to […]

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Hamstrings tendinopathy

Hamstrings tendinopathy – frustrating but very fixable

Hamstrings tendinopathy most commonly affects the upper hamstrings tendon (known as “Proximal Hamstrings tendinopathy”) just below the Ischial Tuberosity (aka. the “sit bone”). The hamstrings, or “hammy”, also has a number of tendons behind the knee which can be affected by tendinopathy, known as “Distal Hamstrings tendinopathy”). It’s usually a non inflammatory reaction so anti-inflammatory […]

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Hamstrings tear

Hamstrings tear – from diagnosis to complete recovery

Most hamstrings tears occur in the mid belly of the muscle, about halfway between the hip and knee Muscle tears occur suddenly but it’s not uncommon to have some tightness or fatigue in the muscle preceding the tear The most vulnerable actions for the hamstrings are rapid deceleration (slowing down) and rapid acceleration from a […]

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Gluteal tendinopathy

Gluteal tendinopathy – understanding & fixing hip pain

Gluteal tendinopathy causes pain on the lateral (outside) aspect of the hip, particularly when lying on either side This condition can occur in isolation but is more commonly seen in conjunction with other conditions, such as hip osteoarthritis and trochanteric bursitis It tends to be linked closely with reduced strength and as such, it is […]

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