Posts Tagged ‘physio dublin’

What are Shin Splints?

What are Shin Splints?   What are Shin Splints? Shin Splints is a common term used among people to describe a pain in the leg in and around the area of their shin bone. A more specific diagnosis must be made however to successfully treat the symptoms. The traditional clinical use of the term shin…

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High Hamstring Pain

High Hamstring Pain Runners and sometimes field based athletes can present with lower buttock pain in the clinic. This can reduce performance and be painful carrying out normal daily activities. After assessment, this is usually diagnosed as a proximal hamstring tendinopathy. A proximal hamstring tendinopathy is when the tendon that inserts into the bony point of…

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Chronic Ankle Instability

Chronic Ankle Instability Chronic ankle instability is an encompassing term used to classify an individual who presents with both mechanical and functional instability of the ankle joint following an initial lateral ankle sprain injury.   Mechanical Instability refers to measurable laxity of the ligaments, i.e. ligaments that are less stiff following injury, with some joint…

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Major Injuries in Female Athletes

Major Injuries in Female Athletes Part 1 – The ACL The most common cause of prolonged absence from sport is anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Although ACL injuries occur in males and female, the incidence within female athletes is much higher. The ACL is an important ligament within the knee and controls rotational movement. Most…

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MCL Injuries

MCL Injuries We recently seen Karl Lacy tog out and play against Mayo with heavy taping on his leg to protect a recent Medial Collateral ligament (MCL) injury. The medial collateral ligament is a band of tissue that connects the thighbone to the lower leg and helps prevent the knee from buckiling inwards. It can be injured when twisting or…

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