Have you rolled your ankle before? More than once? Do you experience ankle pain, instability, stiffness, swelling or difficulty in walking? Then this blog will help you understand how physiotherapy can help to prevent reoccurring ankle sprains.
Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease characterized by limitation of movement, joint pain and tenderness. It is often also associated with muscle weakness. It is a common disease that affects approximately 30% of the population between 50 and 70 years of age, and this percentage increases in older age groups. Risk factors for osteoarthritis include obesity, physical inactivity, and muscle weakness.
Are your initial steps in the morning painful? Are you limited by an ache or sharp pain underneath your heel when merely standing, walking or running? It could very well be that you have plantar fasciitis and it will only get worse over time if you don’t act now.
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.
Pain at the base of the thumb is an unpleasant reality for many older Australians. For most, this is due to wear and tear on the cartilage surfaces at the basal thumb joint. This wear and tear results in a thinning of the cartilage and a loss of the protective cushioning that allows our joints to move smoothly.