12 Jul 2016

What Is A Shoulder Stinger?

What stings but isn’t caused by a Bee? Unfortunately it’s not any other insect bite either! In heavy contact sports a shoulder “stinger”, as they’re frequently referred too, are pretty common injuries… What’s a shoulder stinger you ask yourself? A “stinger” (aka a burner) is defined by the stinging or burning pain that radiates down from the […]

1 Jun 2016

Don’t Let These Five Injuries Surprise You

Sometimes when a patient comes in with a painful such-and-such, we both know why it started; they’d done something a bit risky (as we all do sometimes) and this time they’re paying a price. C’est la vie. At other times, we’re both a little surprised because there’s no clear trigger for why this pain sparked […]

13 Oct 2014

Nerve Pain 

Nerve pain, or neuropathic pain is a different type of pain which can be a challenge to treat, and can sometimes take longer to settle when compared to pain arising from muscles and joints (nociceptive). Nerve pain is characterised as any injury that directly effects the central and peripheral nervous system (brain, spinal cord and […]

20 Sep 2014

Pain is an Output

Pain, it’s a pain right?? It’s a nuisance, an inconvenience, a drag,  whatever way you want to describe it, it’s not good news, right? Wrong? Could we look at this differently? Pain is an output produced by our brains in response to what it perceives as danger. This conclusion is reached by analysing the information […]