Common Conditions

Achillies Tendinopathy

12 Feb 2015  | Common Conditions  | Duncan Laing

Achilles tendinopathy is a common overuse injury to the Achillies tendon seen in runners, where the load on the tendon exceeds its ability to withstand the load.

Runner's Knee

12 Feb 2015  | Common Conditions  | Duncan Laing

Runner’s knee (Patellofemoral pain) is a general term used to describe pain at the front of the knee. The area of the pain is under or around the patella (knee cap)

Dislocated Shoulder

12 Feb 2015  | Common Conditions  | Duncan Laing

Dislocated shoulders are one of the most common traumatic sports injuries.

Disc Injury

12 Feb 2015  | Common Conditions  | Duncan Laing

Discogenic injuries occur in the lower lumbar and lower cervical joints, the lumbar (lower back) being more commonly affected that the cervical (neck) joints.

Torn MCL

12 Feb 2015  | Common Conditions  | Duncan Laing

A tear of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) usually occurs when a force is applied from the outside of the knee, pushing it inwards, with the knee slightly bent.

Torn ACL

12 Feb 2015  | Common Conditions  | Duncan Laing

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are the most frequent cause of prolonged absence from sport in athletes. They usually occur when landing from a jump, a pivot or a quick deceleration.

Whiplash

12 Feb 2015  | Common Conditions  | Duncan Laing

Whiplash is an injury caused by rapid acceleration and deceleration of the neck, most commonly after motor vehicle accidents.

Torn Ankle Ligaments

12 Feb 2015  | Common Conditions  | Duncan Laing

It is more common to tear the lateral ankle ligaments through an inversion injury. This usually happens in sports that involve quick change of direction on uneven surfaces such as soccer fields.

Rotator Cuff Injury

12 Feb 2015  | Common Conditions  | Duncan Laing

The rotator cuff is made up of 4 muscles (the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis) which act as the dynamic stabilizers of the shouder to control the position of the head of the humerus within the glenoid fossa.