A quick note on… skiing — pain and injury

Skiing - aches and pains

It is that time of year when many set off for the slopes for the joy of being on a mountain, the freedom of sliding, or bumping, down the piste and finishing the day with a favoured tipple, preferably in the sun. Sadly this is not always the case as there will be aches and […]

A few thoughts on Andy Murray and his ‘minor back surgery’.

Murray to have back surgery

The news that Andy Murray is to have a minor back operation hit the back pages last week. It is understood that he will undergo a microdiscectomy, a technique that minimises the tissue trauma in order to access the injured disc and the nerve that is being impacted upon by this structure. Microdiscectomy - what is […]

London Marathon 2013 | Dealing with the aches and pains

London Marathon 2013

Most runners will have put in the hard yards by now and are set to go. Undoubtedly there have been quite a few aches and pains along the road so far. Sadly this will prevent some people from participating, say in the case of a stress fracture – click here. It is entirely normal to […]

Chronic pain in sport | painphysio article in SportEX journal

SportEX

In the April edition of the SportEX journal you can read my article on chronic pain in sport – click here Chronic pain and recurring injuries in sport are a huge problem. The modern approach uses the latest neuroscience to tackle the pain and restore normal function required for the particular sport. Call us for details on […]

Early messages about pain

Our immediate and early thoughts about an injury or pain that we feel can have a significant impact upon how we cope and manage the problem. It is therefore vital that we have a really good understanding of what is normal and what we can do to optimise the conditions for healing. Within this early experience, the […]

Another hamstring injury, but how serious is it?

Football injuries | acute sports injuries

The hamstring injury is one of football’s blights, affecting so many of our best known players. The latest is Andy Carroll who sustained the injury yesterday in his first game at West Ham – read here. The extent of the injury will be clearer following a scan. Hopefully this will be a minor insult that […]

The hamstring | a common recurring problem

Motta hamstring injury Euro 2012 final | Hamstring injuries | Football injuries

The unfortunate Thiago Motta of Italy suffered what appeared to be a hamstring injury just minutes after coming onto the pitch last night. The Euro 2012 finalists were already under severe pressure from the dominant Spanish team when he was stretchered off the field clutching the back of his thigh. The Brazilian-Italian footballer was expressing his and his nation’s […]

The importance of the first minutes, hours and days of an injury

Importance of the first few minutes, hours, days fo an injury

Sustaining an injury is commonplace in sport. What happens in the first few minutes, hours and days can play a big part in how well we recover. The injury needs to be diagnosed and understood, for example an ankle twisting beyond the normal range of movement that results in a sprained ligament. As important is […]

Training for the marathon – developing pain & injury

London Marathon - Tower Bridge

At this time of year, as the London Marathon nears, runners reaching new levels of training can start to develop aches and pains. Usually the pains are in the legs or feet and often begin as an annoyance but develop into a problem that means training has to stop. The tissues are constantly breaking down […]

Football Injury Blog @Footymatters

Hamstring injuries | Football injuries | Sports injuries

I am really excited to be writing a regular blog on the Footy Matters website looking at injuries in football. Injury Time with Richmond Stace About Footy Matters Footy Matters is an online football magazine like no other. We’ll be bringing you sharp commentary on the latest football news, providing unique insight, views and opinions away from […]