Medical Collateral Ligament Injury of the Knee (MCL Tear)

What is it? Your knee moves freely backwards and forwards; however, the thought of it moving from side to side probably makes you cringe. This is because the knee joint has sturdy ligaments on either side that prevent sideways movement and we instinctively know that a lot of force would be required to shift it […]

Stiff Joints: Why They Hurt & How To Treat Them

Pain and stiffness often go together, but joint stiffness can occur its own.¬† Joint stiffness can limit your ability to perform usual tasks like turning your neck to check behind you while driving. ¬†Stiffness can also be a warning sign that part of the body is vulnerable to future injury. So what are the causes […]

On AC Joint Sprains (separated shoulder)

WHAT IS IT? The AC (Acromio-clavicular) is a thick, fibrous joint that connects the top of the shoulder blade to the outer end of the collarbone. It’s required to be strong and supportive, and is the main way that weight bearing forces are transferred from the upper limb to the rest of the skeleton. The […]

Clicking, locking or pain in your hip? It might be a Labral tear.

What are labral tears of the hip? If you are experiencing pain in the front of your hip along with clicking, locking or catching of your hip joint you may have underlying labral damage. The acetabular labrum is a fibrous rim of cartilage that covers and seals your hip socket. This lining of cartilage provides […]

Plantar Fasciitis – What is it?

The plantar fascia is a fibrous band on the underside of the foot that helps support the arch and deep muscles of the foot. Often over time, the stress that is put upon the plantar fascia becomes too much and it begins to degenerate, causing pain when the foot is placed on the ground. It […]