What is Achilles Tendinopathy? Achilles tendinopathy is a condition that we regularly diagnose at Newcastle Physiotherapy. Achilles tendinopathy is a term used to describe pain in the Achilles tendon. Where are the symptoms located? Symptoms can occur at the insertion (where the Achilles attaches to the back of the heel) or in the mid-portion of
What is a 5th Metatarsal Fracture? Fractures of the 5th metatarsal are an injury that we would usually expect to see in sports people, particularly runners or footballers, or in people with bone density disease such as osteoporosis. However, non-sports people can fracture their 5th Metatarsal when twisting their ankle as their weight is taken
What is Lumbar Stress Reaction/Stress Fracture? Lumbar stress reaction or stress fracture is a condition we see regularly at Newcastle Physiotherapy. It occurs most commonly in adolescent athletes 12-19 year olds when starting a new sport, changing surface or when increasing frequency, intensity or duration of sporting activity. It often corresponds with a growth spurt.
What is tennis elbow? Tennis elbow is a condition we see regularly at Newcastle Physiotherapy. Tennis elbow is a tendinopathy of the extensor tendons which attach into the elbow. Medically it is also known as lateral epicondylitis as the tendons attach onto the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. What are the symptoms of tennis elbow? The