Author: Sarah Searle

A bulging disc occurs when your back suffers an injury to the intervertebral disc. This injury can have numerous terms describing mild to severe disc injuries. The shock-absorbing rings of glycoprotein and fibrocartilage that allow movement at each spinal level whilst separating your bony vertebral...

Osgood Schlatter’s Disease is described as an inflammation of the bone at the top of the tibia, where the tendon from the patella attaches. The injury is quite common and is most often seen in adolescents or children. It is considered an overuse knee injury.  Osgood...

Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone due to repetitive actions and forces that fracture a bone that isn't at full strength. This means that the demands you are placing on that bone are more than the bone can handle. Stress fractures most commonly occur...

 Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes joint inflammation with symptoms of swelling and pain. The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis will usually vary from one person to another however, they start to appear slowly and come and go over time. Symptoms: Some common symptoms are: - Stiffness - Irritability...

Spondylolysis is a pars stress fracture, also called a non-displaced stress fracture of a vertebra. It is a common cause of back pain seen in young adults and children. Symptoms: Common symptoms associated with Spondylolysis are: - You experience an aggravation of the injury by arching or standing. -...

Your AC joint (acromioclavicular joint) sits at the top of your shoulder between your scapula and clavicle. It is an essential joint in allowing your body to perform shoulder movements and transmit force! Anatomy: Your shoulder has a joint which forms at the connection of three bones....

The hip labrum is a ridge of cartilage that can be found around the rim of your hip joint socket. It is crucial for maintaining the stability of the socket and making it deeper. If your hip labrum is torn from the attachment it will...

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve as it goes through the carpal tunnel of the wrist. ⠀ Symptoms can include but are not limited too; pins and needs, numbness and pain that often occurs at night. The injury is commonly caused...

When your ligaments are overstretched, an ankle sprain can occur. Over-stretching is usually due to rolling your ankle on unstable ground or whilst landing awkwardly from a jump or whilst running. In some, more extreme cases, a significant fracture or avulsion fracture can occur. Your ankle...