Monthly Archives: October 2011

Ankle Sprain

What is an ankle sprain? An ankle sprain is the injury to the ligaments of the ankle. It is very common, especially in the sporting population. It often happens during activities that involve rapid changes in direction, running on uneven surfaces, jumping and landing awkwardly or even on another person’s foot. The lateral ligaments (outside of

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Osteoarthritis

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a common condition within the community. Symptoms of persistent joint stiffness, swelling and pain are the typical signs of an arthritic joint. Common sites of arthritis are the hands, feet, hips and knees, with the spine also commonly affected. Arthritis usually affects the group 50 years and over, with a

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ACL Injury

What is an ACL injury? The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is one of four ligaments that are responsible for providing stability at the knee joint. An injury to this ligament can vary from a small tear to a complete tear. It is a relative common injury in sports but can also occur in motor vehicle

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