Approximately 50% of Australian women who have had children will develop some degree of pelvic organ prolapse in their lifetime. Pelvic Organ Prolapse is when the organs of the pelvis such as the bladder, uterus and/or bowel descend into the walls of the vagina. This occurs when the connective tissue that surrounds and supports the pelvic organs become stretched and potentially torn.
If you’re a running athlete, veteran or beginner, then you are probably familiar with the dreaded condition known as ‘shin splints’. The incidence of this condition has been reported between 4% to 35% of military personnel and athletes. However, what is actually the cause of your pain? Shin splints or a bony stress reaction?