WHAT EVERY RUNNER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT RUNNING IN THE HEAT

person running in heat

Whether you run for general fitness or are training to compete in long-distance, running in summer can be a dangerous game. Little niggles and aches felt in your foot or calf can result in something much more when you are dehydrated or excessively fatigued by the heat. So how can you keep getting the most […]

TENNIS ELBOW (EXTENSOR TENDINOPATHY)

Tennis Elbow

If you have pain on the outside of your elbow and are involved in activities that require repeated use of your forearm (such as typing, painting, knitting, hammering or playing tennis) and have trouble with gripping objects you may have tennis elbow. What is Tennis Elbow (Extensor Tendinopathy)? Tennis elbow refers to the overuse of […]

OSTEOARTHRITIS

osteoarthritis

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition that can affect the joints in your body. The most common joints that develop OA  are in the knees, hips, spine and hands. Osteoarthritis is an umbrella term that describes variable degeneration within the joint. It can cause inflammation around the joint, damage to the joint cartilage, […]

OSGOOD SCHLATTERS DISEASE

Osgood schlatters diseease

If you have pain just below the knee and are either in your early to mid-teens or have recently had a growth spurt, you may have a growth pain called Osgood Schlatters Disease. What causes Osgood Schlatters Disease? It is a condition (not a disease) that occurs where the quadriceps tendon inserts below the knee.  […]

NOCTURNAL LEG CRAMPS

leg pain

Nocturnal leg cramps can lead to a rude awakening: you’re suddenly sleepless and in pain in the middle of the night.  Symptoms of nocturnal leg cramps include excruciating contractions of the calf muscles, and sometimes of the foot muscles as well.  Nocturnal leg cramps are true cramps and not spasms. The muscle remains in a cramped […]