Test your hip strength for your chronic ankle sprain

Hip weakness is often neglected but is crucial to be identified especially for a chronically sprained ankle that is not improving. Hip weakness may have developed since the very acute stage of your injury when you walked in a compensatory movement pattern to avoid putting weight on your injured ankle. If the hip or gluteal muscles continue to stay weak at the later stage, it would put extra stress and continue to irritate your ankle.

 

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The Chronic Sprained Ankle That Won’t Heal

A sprained ankle is a very common injury that overstretches or tears the ligaments around the ankle. Check out the tests recommended by our physiotherapist Yi Jing below to see if your ankles, calf, and hips function well. Contact us for help if you have difficulty identifying the cause of your chronic ankle pain.

 

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Alph’s tips: 3 Basic Exercises That Can Help With Osteitis Pubis (OP) In The Early Stages

Diagnosis of Osteitis Pubis (OP) can be quite difficult to the inexperienced therapist hence a very thorough subjective and objective examination is needed. In the most serious of cases, injections or even surgery may be required but the physiotherapy treatment protocol is just as important after. Yet, there are some exercises we can do to help Osteitis Pubis (OP) in the early stages.

 

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Osteitis Pubis (OP) – A Possible Cause of Groin Pain

Osteitis Pubis (OP) used to be an injury that I rarely saw in the clinic. However, it has been a more common sight the last few years. OP is more common in sports where kicking, twisting and explosive change of directions are required such as Australian Rules Football, football, rugby, Muay Thai and mixed martial arts (MMA).
 
 

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ELBOW PAIN? Tennis elbow affects 50% of tennis players

Tennis elbow or Lateral Epicondylosis is an overuse injury. It occurs when the muscles and tendons in your forearm are strained due to repetitive or strenuous activity.

Research now suggests the best way to treat tennis elbow is with physiotherapy under a progressive controlled eccentric loading exercise programme. That is subjecting the tendon to gradual loading movements to stimulate the healing process. These types of loads result in a change of the tissue structure leading to repair. Check out below to learn more about tennis elbow with our senior physiotherapist, Kathryn.

 

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The Soleus – The Key to Your Running Success?

Up to 56% of regular recreational long distance (>3km) runners will sustain a running-related injury each year. Injuries to the lower leg in long-distance runners are common, with recent research showing that they account for up to 32.2% of all leg injuries. Due to the nature of the muscle, soleus injuries are commonly caused by muscle fatigue and over-training.

Many soleus muscle injuries can be misdiagnosed as gastrocnemius injuries and, as such, ineffectively treated. This can cause long-term disruption to training and performance. As the soleus only crosses the ankle joint, whereas the gastrocnemius crosses both the ankle and knee, it is less susceptible to strain injuries. However, these injuries are possible, and an effective training regime for this muscle can go a long way towards avoiding them.

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