18 May 2017

Hey Bones, Are You Broken Or Just Feeling Stressed?

I had a discussion with a patient this week, who works in Barangaroo. He has been suffering from a challenging kind of foot pain. Having had different doctors describe his scans and diagnosis to him, he was a bit confused and I could understand why. He had heard one doctor say a bone was broken, […]

3 Nov 2016

Hamstring Tendinopathy: A Real Pain In The Butt!

A common running injury we see here at Bend + Mend is proximal hamstring tendinopathy. Patients generally come in complaining of deep buttock pain or upper thigh pain. This pain originates from where the hamstrings attach onto the “sit” bones (aka your ischial tuberosities) of your pelvic bone. This deep pain usually comes on gradually and […]

22 May 2012

Morton’s Toe: One little toe can cause some big problems

Morton’s toe is a common forefoot disorder where the first metatarsal bone (the bone behind the big toe) is shortened in relation to the second metatarsal (the bone behind the second toe).  This usually results in the second toe extending farther than the first toe.        

15 Nov 2011

Management Of Stress Fractures

My previous posting, Can Stress Cause A Fracture?, provided some background on stress fractures.  I’ll now elaborate on their management: A stress fracture is defined as a continuum or sequence of events, and therefore it can be graded depending on clinical and radiological features.  This grading will determine the management plan.  The good news is […]

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 […]