The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It runs from the bottom of your spine down the back of your thigh into your calf and ends in your foot. When this nerve is irritated it can produce pain, tingling, numbness and pins and needles down the back of the leg. It’s usually […]
It wasn’t only the Greek God’s weak spot. Many a GAA, rugby or soccer player have also come a cropper by rupturing the strongest tendon in the body. Here’s a recent Achilles tendon rupture. The sufferer is six weeks post op. Note that post operatively the tendon’s diameter is increased to almost twice the normal […]
Ankle injuries are more common in winter months when trips, slips and falls increase due to icy footpaths. Twisted or rolled ankles are the most frequently treated ankle condition in clinic. Uneven footpaths, icy conditions and previous ankle injuries are all factors that can increase the likelihood of ankle injury.
When we twist (known as an […]
Back pain is well established as a condition associated with our increasingly sedentary lifestyles. Time spent sitting is strongly associated with back pain incidence. Contrary to what many people may feel, back pain is less prevalent in more manual occupations such as building, construction, or trades work. Rather it is a condition more readily associated […]