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What does “Referred Pain” mean?

Referred pain is pain perceived at a location other than the site of the painful stimulus/ origin. It is the result of a network of interconnecting sensory nerves, that supplies many different tissues. (Ref: www.physio-pedia.com/Referred_Pain) There are many theories as to why this occurs, but the important thing as a clinician

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Knee Pain

Most of us have experienced knee pain to some degree, be it small twinges or chronic aches, and knee pain can be triggered by many different causes such as: Impact injuries to the knee joint itself in falls, collisions or other accidents Problems with your feet and ankle joints A

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Shin Splints

Shin splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome) are a very common injury in those who are regular runners, ballet dancers, basketball players or those who may have recently increased their training regime, added hills or even changed to new or different footwear. The signs and symptoms of shin splints include pain

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Rigid Tape V’s Kinesio Tape

I am often asked what the difference between Rigid Strapping tape and Kinesiology Tape is, and which you should use depending on need. As a general rule of thumb, rigid strapping tape is used to give support to a joint and this is what you generally see on athletes involved in

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ITB Pain

If you are a runner and you have experienced pain around the outside of your knee, chances are you were told by an expert “you must stretch your ITB!” Why? . . . . The ITB (Ilio-Tibial Band) is a very strong length of connective tissue that is designed to stabilise the lateral

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RICER, MICE or PRICE?

RICE, MICE or PRICE? Whenever we see a sports injury in the clinic we always ask if they used ice in the initial stages of the management of the injury. Often the reply is “I’m not sure whether to use ice or heat”? There has been ongoing research and discussions

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