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Piriformis Syndrome

by jonathan on January 9, 2018 in News

PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME   ‘’Is something becoming a pain in the bum?? Could it be piriformis syndrome?’’   Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, spasms and causes buttock pain. The piriformis muscle can also irritate the nearby sciatic nerve and cause pain, numbness and tingling along the […]

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Haglund’s deformity!!

by jonathan on December 20, 2017 in News

What is Haglund’s deformity? Haglund’s deformity is an abnormality of the foot bone and soft tissues. An enlargement of the bony section of your heel (where the Achilles tendon is located) triggers this condition. The soft tissue near the back of the heel can become irritated when the large, bony lump rubs against rigid shoes. This often […]

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Sacroiliac Dysfunction!

by jonathan on December 14, 2017 in News

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SI Joint)   What are the sacroiliac (SI) joints? The sacroiliac (SI) joints are formed by the connection of the sacrum and the right and left iliac bones (pelvis). The iliac bones are the two large bones that make up the pelvis. As a result, the SI joints connect the spine to […]

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Dupuytren’s contracture!

by jonathan on December 5, 2017 in News

Dupuytren’s contracture Dupuytren’s (du-pwe-TRANZ) contracture is a hand deformity that usually develops over years. The condition affects a layer of tissue that lies under the skin of your palm. Knots of tissue form under the skin — eventually creating a thick cord that can pull one or more fingers into a bent position. The affected […]

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Winter Warning

by jonathan on November 28, 2017 in News

Winter Warning     At one time or another, most of us have had an unfortunate accident in our lifetime that has caused an injury to the wrist. In the winter months we tend to see more slip and falls due to the slippery conditions, and one very common injury is a wrist sprain or […]

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Surgical Management of Frozen Shoulder!

by jonathan on November 2, 2017 in News

Surgical Management of Frozen Shoulder   What is frozen shoulder? Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is an extremely painful condition in which the shoulder is completely or partially unmovable. Frozen shoulder often starts out of the blue, but may be triggered by a mild injury to the shoulder. The condition usually goes through three phases, starting […]

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Acupuncture!

by jonathan on October 18, 2017 in News

What is acupuncture?? Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine stainless steel needles into the skin. It has been used in China for over 2,000 years and increasingly in Western medicine since 1970’s. Acupuncture may be used to treat a wide range of common health problems and to reduce pain. Acupuncture can be combined with […]

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Tension headaches!

by jonathan on October 12, 2017 in News

A tension headache is the most common type of headache. It can cause mild, moderate, or intense pain in your head, neck, and behind your eyes. Some patients say that a tension headache feels like a tight band around their forehead. The majority of people who suffer from tension headaches have episodic headaches, which occur […]

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Big toe pain but too young for arthritis?…..

by jonathan on October 5, 2017 in News

Sesamoiditis Most bones in the human body are connected to each other at joints. But there are a few bones that are not connected to any other bone. Instead, they are connected only to tendons or are embedded in muscle. These are the sesamoids. One of the very small sesamoids (about the size of a […]

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First finger and toe pain; arthritis or something more?

by jonathan on September 12, 2017 in News

What? Haemochromatosis is an inherited condition in which iron levels in the body slowly build up over many years. This build-up of iron, known as iron overload, can cause unpleasant symptoms. If it isn’t treated, this can damage parts of the body such as the liver, joints, pancreas and heart. Haemochromatosis most often affects people of white […]

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