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What are the common muscle tears experienced by runners?

What are the common muscle tears experienced by runners?

We are going to look at 3 main muscle groups: The quadriceps located on the front of the leg The hamstrings located on the back of the leg The adductors located on the inside of the leg When a muscle tears it is put under too much tension which causes the damage....
What is the Meniscus and what role does it play in the knee?

What is the Meniscus and what role does it play in the knee?

The Meniscus is a layer of cartilage that sits within the knee joint. Its main functions are to stabilise the knee joint and prevent degeneration of the bony surfaces. Without it the bones within your knee joint would rub together and gradually wear. Think of it as a...
What is the Meniscus and what role does it play in the knee?

What is Patellar Tendonitis?

The Patellar tendon connects your knee cap to the front of your shin bone. You can see this demonstrated in the diagram below. “Tendonitis” refers to the tendon itself becoming inflamed. This inflammation can be caused by a variety of factors. Check out the sections...
What is Hoffa’s Syndrome and what does it effect?

What is Hoffa’s Syndrome and what does it effect?

Hoffa’s syndrome is the inflammation/pinching of one of the fat pads in your knee. The “Hoffa” fat pad sits behind and just below your knee cap. Its function is to provide a protective cushion between your knee cap & thigh/shin bones. How does the fat pad become...
So What Is The ACL?

So What Is The ACL?

The Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a ligament in your knee that stabilises the joint itself. It connects your thigh bone to your shine bone and is one of the most commonly injured knee ligaments. How does an ACL Rupture happen? ACL tears often happen during...
So what do we really mean when we say shin splints?

So what do we really mean when we say shin splints?

Shin splints is a generalised term used to describe any pain experiencing along the shin area. The pain can be either experienced on the front of the shin or along the inside of the shin bone. Often when we are talking about “shin splints” there are 3 specific...