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Have you ever had that feeling of agony across the front of your shin when exercising? Well this pain is the shin splints and it is important to understand that this is a symptom, not a condition. Shin splints are painful and can be very limiting, causing you to have trouble during exercise. As shin…(Read More)

Osgood Schlatters

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Osgood Schlatters, sounds unusual doesn’t it? In fact this is an overuse injury affecting commonly teenagers where only one knee suffers tremendous pain. This is usually due to changes at the bone/tendon junction at the top of the shin bone (tibia) where the tendon from the knee cap attaches to the bone, there…(Read More)

Knee pain, especially at the front of the knee and under the kneecap, is a common condition often called patellofemoral joint pain or anterior knee pain. Put simply it is an irritation of the cartilage on the underside of the patella (kneecap). It typically flares up during or after long runs and other high endurance…(Read More)

Calf Strain

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Calf strain is the most common cause of calf pain while other causes of calf pain can include muscle cramp, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and referred pain from the lumbar spine. The most common cause of pain in the lower leg however is a strain to the musculotendinous complex of the Gastrocnemius and/or…(Read More)

Knee injuries are a fact of life in any sport but over the past 30-35 years serious knee sprains, usually involving the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), have become an inherent risk of modern Alpine skiing, with more than 70,000 sustained each year by skiers. The ACL is located near the centre of the…(Read More)

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