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The role of cortisone injections for pain relief

What is cortisone? Cortisone is made up of a corticosteroid drug, which is made to replicate our natural body hormones. In our body, they are involved in our immune response and assist in the regulation of inflammation.  It can be delivered into the blood stream, into the joint or applied over the skin. When is…
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Should you be concerned about your scan results?

Scan Results! Does this sound familiar…you’ve had a pretty bad back pain for some time, so you have been sent for an X-ray or MRI. The results show that you have: A disc bulge A disc protrusion Disc degeneration Spondylolisthesis Joint degeneration Any or all of these can sound quite threatening when coming from your…
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I’ve torn my ACL! Do I need surgery?

ACL reconstruction surgery vs non-surgical rehabilitation So, you’ve torn your ACL. Everyone from your mother to your dry cleaner will have an opinion on what to do. Even health professionals such as your doctor, physio or orthopaedic specialist may even have differing opinions on how you should proceed. It can get very confusing to know…
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The role of Foam Rolling!

How can Foam Rolling help your knee pain? Foam rolling has become very fashionable in the fitness and sporting arenas in recent times, however there is still considerable debate to its’ effectiveness and when it should be used, especially in relation to Runners Knee or Anterior Knee Pain. Runners Knee or anterior knee pain are…
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Common Soccer Injuries

COMMON SOCCER INJURIES

Soccer Injuries – How Often & Why? Most soccer injuries affect the lower extremities and current research shows that most soccer injuries are caused by direct trauma, such as a collision with an opponent or landing awkwardly from a jump. Approximately one quarter to one third of all soccer injuries are due to indirect trauma…
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