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    • 05 MAY 14
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    TORN MENISCUS

    ANATOMY AND MECHANISM   A meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage that acts as a shock absorber of the knee, protecting the bones from wear and tear. There are 2 menisci in each knee joint, 1 one either side. Meniscal tears usually occur as a result of twisting movements, where the foot remains planted

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    • 05 MAY 14
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    PLANTAR FASCIOPATHY / ARCH PAIN

    ANATOMY, MECHANISM AND SIGNS & SYMPTOMS   The plantar fascia is a thick sheet of connective tissue (ligament) that supports the arch of the foot. It attaches from the heel bone to the base of the toes. There is a fat pad under the heel where the plantar fascia attaches, and this helps to dampen

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    • 05 MAY 14
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    LATERAL ANKLE SPRAIN

    ANATOMY & MECHANISM The most common type of sprain to the ankle occurs when the foot rolls inwards. When this happens, one or more of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle get stretched or, if the force is great enough, tear. There are 3 ligaments on the outside of your ankle, called the

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    • 05 MAY 14
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    ACL RUPTURE

    ANATOMY AND MECHANISM   The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee attaches to the back of the femur (thigh bone) and front of the tibia (shin bone) and is one of the main stabilisers of the knee. It prevents excessive movement of the tibia forward in relation to the femur, and also provides some

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    • 15 APR 14
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    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome develops when a large nerve becomes compressed in the wrist. This is the nerve that controls the feeling to thumb, index finger and thumb side of the ring finger. This nerve also controls the muscles at the base of the thumb.The Carpal Tunnel is a small tunnel that allows this nerve and

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    • 15 APR 14
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    Lateral Epicondylalgia (Tennis Elbow)

    Lateral Epicondylalgia (Tennis Elbow)

    Tennis elbow is the common name for pain radiating from the outside of the elbow. It is most often caused by overuse of the forearm muscles causing inflammation of the tendons (such as in tennis).It is suspected that small tears in the tendon cause tennis elbow from overuse – these begin to heal but are

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