April 1, 2020

Fat Pad Anatomy

Generalized pain in the front of the knee, also known as anterior knee pain, can have many causes. One cause is impingement of the fat pad. The fat pad is a mass of fatty tissue that lies below the kneecap (patella) and behind the patellar tendon.

Fat Pad...

March 3, 2020

With the run up to the London Marathon I am seeing more and more people complaining of the dreaded runners knee. This is all about the ITB/runners knee syndrome

The iliotibial band (ITB) runs down the outside of the leg from the side of the pelvis (ilium) to below the k...

January 11, 2020

The knee is the largest joint in the body. It is a major weight-bearing joint and is one of the most frequently injured joints in the human body.

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Knee pain can have a number of different causes and can be painful and debilitating and although some conditions may requi...

November 29, 2019

What is tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow is caused by a strain to tendons in the forearm. The tendons become inflamed where they join the bony part on the outside of your elbow joint. Any activity that involves gripping and twisting of the forearm can cause this type of strai...

November 16, 2019

Despite being a less common cause of low back pain, sciatica is still something I regularly see as a general internist. Primary care doctors can and should manage sciatica, because for most individuals the body can fix the problem. My job is to help manage the pain whi...

October 2, 2019

Another patient coming in for his regular MOT. Here is an example of a lower back manipulation. 

September 22, 2019

 Simon is a professional body builder who was in need of a good spinal manipulation. Here I am demonstrating how it is done.

September 11, 2019

A pinched nerve occurs when pressure or force is put on an area of a nerve, causing it to send warning signals to the brain. Pinched nerves are usually caused by a damaged nerve, and symptoms can include pain, numbness, and weakness.

The warning signals sent by a pinche...

August 21, 2019

If you have a condition that causes inflammation, it may help to change your eating habits.

While medication and other treatments are important, many experts say that adopting an anti-inflammatory diet may help, too. If you have, say, rheumatoid arthritis, changing what...

August 13, 2019

Lower back pain is a common and often frustrating complaint.

At least 80% of Britains will have back pain at some point in their life. It may be self-resolving, or it may require intervention such as hands on physical therapy, medical treatment and/or rehabilitation.

Low...

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