What is knee locking? Most cases of knee locking fall into one of two categories but what knee locking refers to is the leg getting stuck in one position without you being able to bend it or straighten it. The two categories that knee locking fall into are true knee locking and pseudo locking. True […]


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An overview of a dislocated kneecap May I just say, this has happened to me and it hurts like hell so I feel your pain! My knee dislocated when playing football, I made a sudden change in direction and heard the popping sound mentioned below. A dislocation of the kneecap can also happen if you […]


There are eight bones that make up your wrist called carpal bones and a dislocation can be of any one of these carpal bones. In most cases, a dislocated wrist will occur after a fall or other traumatic event. As the wrist is a relatively small area on your body, it should be quite clear […]


Running injuries are the worst, let’s just start off with that. They are really annoying and frustrating because as soon as one happens, you start thinking ‘how long is this going to take to heal?’ Well, we are here to give you some insider knowledge on how you can treat and prevent running injuries so you […]


Running is a lot of fun, whether it is out on the road, in the woods or on a treadmill in your living room watching a film, running is a great way to stay in shape and have fun all at the same time. However, there is quite a large chance that you will get […]


What is stenosis of the spine? Stenosis of the spine is a condition in which the spaces between the bones in the spine constrict. This narrowing causes pressure on the nerves and the spinal cord that runs the entire length of the spine. In around 75% of cases, the condition affects the lower back and […]


The condition Scoliosis is the name given to an abnormal twisting of the spine, resulting in a curvature of the spine. Back pain, as I am sure you can imagine, is very common with scoliosis but only in adults in general. Young people with the condition may still feel some discomfort although it is far […]


What is tendonitis? Tendonitis affects the tendons which are strong cords or bands of tissue which attach muscle to our bones. When the muscles contract, they help move the joints and bones, it happens every time you move any part of your body. Tendonitis is the inflammation of the tendons and it can affect other […]


Any odd bump or lump on your hand or your wrist is considered, medically, a tumour. Now, there is no need to panic at the sight of the word ‘tumour’ as it is just the medical name for a lump, it does not necessarily mean that your lump is a form of cancer. Most lumps […]


What is a frozen shoulder? A shoulder contracture or adhesive capsulitis are the medical names given to the common condition of frozen shoulder. We will use the term frozen shoulder in this article to keep confusion down to a minimum and also because it is the name that best describes the condition. Frozen shoulder is […]


The common types of muscle pain in your back There are two common types of back pain, one is what’s known as muscle strain and the other is a lumber strain. In this article, we are going to focus on the muscle pain rather than lumber pain but we will give you a brief explanation […]