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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become fragile and brittle. Bones can fracture easily if they are afflicted with osteoporosis. Even a minor bump or fall can cause a serious fracture. Half of all women and one-third of men over 60 years old in Australia will have a fracture due to osteoporosis. OsteoporosisRead More…

Osgood Schlatter’s Disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease is a condition which causes pain on the knee. It commonly occurs among young people between the ages of 9-16. It manifests itself through a painful lump just below the knee. This is due to the inflammation of the patellar ligament at the tibial tuberosity. The pain is usually felt during physical activityRead More…

Neck Pain

One out of ten of us will have neck pain at some point in our life. In most cases, it is not due to a serious disease or neck problem, and often, the exact cause for the pain is not clear. Most are probably due to minor sprains or bad posture. This comes as noRead More…

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is a painful musculoskeletal condition, a common cause of musculoskeletal pain. MPS is characterised by the development of myofascial trigger points (TrPs) that are locally tender when active and refers pain through specific patterns to other areas of the body. A trigger point or sensitively painful area in the muscle orRead More…

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is an extremely common condition with up to 80% of the population experiencing it at some time during the lives. Although the underlying pathology is usually not serious, it is a significant cause of discomfort among members of the community and has a considerable impact on the economy due to time thatRead More…

Knee Pain in Children

Is your child experiencing knee pain? Is the pain associated with walking, jumping, hopping, or any type of foot and lower limb activity? If so, your child may be suffering from either of these 2 disorders: Patello-Femoral pain syndrome Osgood-Schlatter’s disease Patello-Femoral pain syndrome is best defined as knee pain among children, particularly teenagers, inRead More…

Knee Injuries

The biggest joint in the human skeletal make-up is the knee. Rightfully so, because the knee carries the weight of the entire upper body particularly when we are standing up. In which case, pain on the knee is indeed debilitating. Patients with knee pain and injury should seek advice and treatment with a qualified medicalRead More…

Incontinence

People who endure unwanted or involuntary leakage of urine are suffering from a condition called as urinary incontinence. Take a look at these facts: Bladder incontinence affects up to 13% of Australian men and up to 37% of Australian women. Bowel incontinence affects up to 20% of Australian men and up to 12.9% of AustralianRead More…

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome, or ITBS, is one of the most common causes of pain that is felt on the outside of the knee. It is mostly common in runners, hikers and cyclists, but any athlete who plays sports that require repeated knee flexion can find himself/herself dealing with IT Band pain. The Iliotibial Band isRead More…

Headache and Migraine

Because headaches are so common, most people think they are a normal part of life. However, a persistent headache is a sign that something is wrong. The continual use of pain medication to combat headaches is akin to removing the warning light that alerts you to a problem in your car. Medication doesn’t solve yourRead More…

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