25 Feb 2015

Rotator Cuff Pain and Shoulder Impingement

‘Shoulder Impingement’ is a common symptom in shoulder problems related to the rotator cuff tendons.  It presents as pain during overhead activities, like washing your hair or hanging out the washing, and can come on acutely after an injury or gradually over time.

15 Nov 2011

Can Stress Cause A Fracture?

A stress fracture is an overuse injury to the bone.  Unlike your typical traumatic broken bone, stress fractures are caused by repetitive loading on the area.  They usually come on over time with repetitive impact, such as with distance running. A common example of how a stress fracture can develop is in the case of ‘shin […]

25 Oct 2011

Heat Packs And Ice Cubes – Part 1

Heat Packs And Ice Cubes  – Part 1

What is better: Shaken or Stirred?  PC or Mac?  Hot packs or Ice for an injury?  Funnily enough the answer to all these questions is the same, but I’ll come back to that later. A lot of patients come into our clinic, particularly with spinal pain, and ask me what is better: hot or cold?  […]