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Staying Active With Arthritis

Staying Active With Arthritis

Staying Active With Arthritis What Does Arthritis Mean? It’s a name for a group of conditions affecting any joint in the body. These conditions cause damage to the joints, and symptoms include pain, stiffness, swelling, redness or warmth in the joint. Arthritis can include: Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid arthritis Gout Ankylosing spondylitis How will exercise help my […]

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What is Kinesiology Tape?

What is Kinesiology Tape?

What is Kinesiology Tape? With the Olympics now in full swing, you may have noticed a lot of athletes wearing colourful or even patterned taped that runs in various directions along their body. So what is this tape called and what is it used for? The tape is known as Kinesiology Tape, and despite its […]

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What is shoulder bursitis?

What is shoulder bursitis?

Shoulder bursitis describes inflammation of one of the bursas in your shoulder. What is a bursa? A bursa is a small sac of cushioning that sits in areas of significant movement, such as near our joints. A bursa is designed to minimise rubbing or wear and tear and will often be between a bone and […]

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Do I need a cortisone injection?

Do I need a cortisone injection?

It seems cortisone injections are becoming more common, and more and more people are experiencing the benefits that you can get from one of these injections. Firstly, what is a cortisone injection? Cortisone is a corticosteroid injection, given directly into the joint or soft tissue that is causing pain. This medication is a powerful anti-inflammatory, […]

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When should I see a physio?

When should I see a physio?

Physiotherapists are movement specialists, and have a huge range of knowledge on how the body works. Yes we treat the spine, yes we treat feet and foot pain, yes we can refer you for and xray if needed. So when is the right time to see a physio? See which category you...

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