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Heel pain can have a number of causes. Not all are plantar fasciitis (inflammation) or fasciosis (tissue changed) A variety of structures may give rise to pain or occur simultaneously; Plantar fascia -tear, partial tear, thickening or tissue changes – inner heel. Usually there is marked...

Are you suffering from muscle and joint pain in your legs, or sore feet? You may have started to realise the importance of efficient and biomechanically optimal walking and correct footwear. Wearing shoes, and walking on hard concrete surfaces, cause many people pain at some...

The deep cervical extensors (at the back of the spine) and flexors (at the front of the spine) control segmental movements in the cervical spine. When the neck is injured, particularly in whiplash, the balance of these muscles is disturbed. Structural changes such as fatty tissue...

Headaches are one of the most common and treatable health problems worldwide. When headaches become frequent and chronic, they can greatly interrupt life’s enjoyment. Headaches are experienced when the pain receptors in your head and neck have been triggered. There are many factors which can trigger...

What are Pelvic floor muscles? The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles at the bottom of the pelvis supporting the pelvic organ which include bladder, uterus and bowel. They also play an important role in maintaining pelvis stability. This is a group of muscles...

Our feet are subject to a lot of stress in ski boots and in many types of footwear. They are compressed into shoes, or onto toes as in the case of high heels, as well as dynamically working to provide contact between you and the...

At least 1 in 6 people are affected by chronic headaches, and not the self inflicted sort! A common type of headache is the tension headache, which is caused by tightening of the muscles in the neck or jaw, or from a physical response to stress. Other causes include...

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint condition affecting weight-bearing joints such as the hips, knees and ankles, as well as the hands and spine. In the initial stages pain occurs in the joints at the beginning of and after activity, but as the condition progresses...

Have you noticed how the cold weather brings on your aches and pains? Some people can tell when it is going to rain! The nerves are sensitive to pressure, and that may mean barometric pressure as well. They are sensitive to tight muscles, scar tissue,...