Does My Ankle Need An X-Ray?

Does My Ankle Need An X-Ray?

But how do we know if you need an X-Ray? The Ottawa ankle rules are a series of tests used to determine if an X-Ray is required following a sprained ankle. When used by a trained professional they enable us to catch 97% of fractures.

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Ankle sprains want PEACE not RICE

Ankle sprains want PEACE not RICE

Ankle sprains are extremely common, accounting for approximately 25% of all sports-related injuries. For years the acronym RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) has ruled supreme as the key to early management. However, current research suggests that PEACE is a better guide.

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Therapeutic Ultrasound for Blocked Ducts During Breastfeeding

Therapeutic Ultrasound for Blocked Ducts During Breastfeeding

A blocked duct is a blockage of the milk duct in the breast that can result in pain and tenderness of the area and a palpable lump. Whereas Mastitis is an infection within the breast where bacteria has entered, causing pain, swelling, a firm mass, and a fever. Both of these issues can be effectively treated by Physiotherapy techniques.

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Common Netball Injuries

Common Netball Injuries

While some netball injuries and collisions are inevitable, there is a lot of pain that netballers put up with that they don’t have to. If you feel like your ankle or knee is being held together by a roll of tape every game, then it may be time to see one of our physiotherapists.

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Pain with Sex and Tampon Insertion

Pain with Sex and Tampon Insertion

Pain during sex and pain whilst inserting a tampon is a common and frustrating issue many women have. You may not realise, but a women’s health physiotherapist is qualified to be able to help you overcome this sensitive issue.

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Mastitis

Mastitis

Mastitis occurs when breastmilk isn’t moving freely through the breast and the normal breast stasis is overcome, causing an immune reaction in the milk and an inflammatory response in the breast.

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Osteoporosis vs Osteoarthritis

Osteoporosis vs Osteoarthritis

Osteoporosis is a bone disease in which the amount and quality of the bone is reduced, leading to fractures (broken bones). ​It is characterized by decreased bone mineral density and​ can produce no pain or other symptoms until a fracture has occurred. Arthritis (arth = joint; itis = inflammation) is a disease of the joints and surrounding tissue (cartilage). Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common forms of arthritis.

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Lower Back Pain Treatment

Lower Back Pain Treatment

Physiotherapists are experts in providing lower back pain treatment. Although some episodes of lower back pain can be self-limiting and resolve by themselves, physiotherapy can help achieve a faster recovery, with a reduction in pain and an increase in mobility and function
Although some episodes of lower back pain can be self-limiting and resolve by themselves, physiotherapy can help achieve a faster recovery, with a reduction in pain and an increase in mobility and function, hopefully reducing the severity and length of the back pain episode. This will also assist in reducing the likelihood of future back pain episodes.

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The New Normal for MRIs of the Lower Back

The New Normal for MRIs of the Lower Back

It is often very normal when looking at MRIs of lower backs, for there to be findings that represent no threat and are not the cause of your pain. Imaging of your back should rarely be used to determine the source of your pain. Instead, it is better used to rule out any potentially sinister conditions.

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Wrist pain after having a baby (De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis)

Wrist pain after having a baby (De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis)

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a wrist condition that can occur after having a baby caused by hormones and the repetitive wrist movements required to raise a newborn. This causes a thickening and swelling of the protective sheath around the thumb tendons as they cross the thumb side of the wrist joint which results in pain.
De Quervain’s is very common during the postnatal period.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome During Pregnancy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome During Pregnancy

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a wrist condition which can occur during pregnancy due to the compression of nerves around the wrist. What are signs of CTS? Symptoms usually start gradually, with numbness or tingling in the fingers,...

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