Chronic Knee Pain | Causes and Treatment

Chronic Knee Pain | Causes and Treatment

Although many types of knee pain are not permanent, other types of pain can last for a very long time. For example, arthritic pain worsens over time. Such pain can radically change your daily life.  Chronic pain can be debilitating, cause anxiety and stress, and affect your work and daily activities. It can even affect relationships. People will try so...

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Causes of back spasms and cramps?

Causes of back spasms and cramps?

Eighty percent of the adult population will likely suffer from back pain at one point or another. From spasms and twinges to cramps and aches, back pain can stop you from engaging in almost every part of life. Understanding the causes of back spasms and cramps, will be the first step in treatment and prevention.  Causes of back spasms and...

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How to treat a corked thigh during sport

How to treat a corked thigh during sport

It could happen when a hockey stick accidentally hits the leg, or maybe it’s when you’re playing footy and an elbow goes straight to your thigh. You might just have a fall and land on something the wrong way. A corked thigh can be painful and put a halt to any physical activity. With the side-effects ranging from short to...

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Definitive Guide to Elbow Braces

Definitive Guide to Elbow Braces

Our arms are needed throughout daily life, whether playing an intense game of squash, trying to get that assignment finished on time, scrubbing the dishes at home or doing the chicken dance at that part of the wedding reception, your elbow guides and drives all these movements. While your hands do all the fiddly work (and we’ve covered them in...

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is knee swelling normal?

Is Knee Swelling Normal?

Whether you have been for a run, had a fall or it’s just been a long day of standing, redness or swelling in the knee isn’t unusual. However, how do you know if knee swelling is normal or if it’s a cause for concern? The knee itself is the most commonly injured of all the joints in your body. With...

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Why is my Elbow Swollen and Painful?

Why is my Elbow Swollen and Painful?

Whether you’re playing tennis, clean the house or pushing yourself at the gym, a painful elbow can stop you in your tracks and leave you feeling frustrated. While it can be tempting to just wrap it up or take a pain-killer, understanding the cause of why the elbow is swollen and painful the key is to long term treatment.  Why...

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Quick Guide to Knee Supports

Quick Guide to Knee Supports

Your knees are the largest and often most used joints in your whole body. With the majority of joint problems occurring in the knees, understanding them and how to best protect them is crucial. To help you navigate the world of knee supports and braces, we’ve written a full definitive guide to knee braces for you. But if you're time poor we’ve...

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Knee Osteoarthritis: Tips for Pain Relief

Knee Osteoarthritis: Tips for Pain Relief

Knee osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear of the cartilage that acts as a cushion between the knee joint. The loss of the cartilage increases friction within the joint and this is what causes the pain and the inflammation. For those suffering from knee osteoarthritis, here are some tips for pain relief.  What is knee osteoarthritis? Prevalence of osteoarthritis...

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