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September 25, 2019

With a combined level of experience of 35 years here at Willsmere Health we sat around the other day discussing this question. So here are our top tips for getting the most out of your consults.

1) Be realistic about the length of time it will take to heal

One of our...

September 25, 2019

Patellofemoral joint (PFJ) pain or Kneecap pain, is a general term used to describe pain on or around the knee cap. The PFJ is the joint between the knee cap (patella) and the thigh bone (femur), pain generally occurs when there is an abnormal amount or change of force...

August 8, 2019

When we are talking about the calf we are talking about 2 muscles in particular; The gastrocnemius and the soleus muscle. These 2 do most of the heavy lifting in the lower leg. The gastrocnemius has 'two heads', it is the muscle you can see on the back of peoples legs....

May 12, 2019

Lateral elbow tendinopathy or 'tennis elbow' as it is commonly known as is the most common condition of the elbow. It affects the tendons of the elbow and is caused by overuse & repetitive loading of the wrist extensor muscles (on their attachment site to the elbow)....

September 20, 2018

We routinely ask patients, "How is your sleep going? Do you sleep right through? Do you wake up refreshed?". Patients often look confused, but many answer,  "Lousy, but I'm here about my low back, sore shoulder, neck ache etc." Poor sleep is a common problem, it has he...

September 18, 2018

A dramatic sounding diagnosis. Although it is probably better just to call it a stiff and painful shoulder. The textbooks call it adhesive capsulitis (AC). Patients will generally have very limited and painful movement of their shoulder in any direction rather than a s...

September 13, 2018

Rotator cuff injuries/weakness are a significant cause of shoulder pain. They occur mainly in patients between 40 and 60 years of age and may be from trauma, but many do not involve an injury. They can slowly evolve from deconditioning, weakness and or overuse. The rot...

December 4, 2017

This is a common question when you are in pain or not functioning as well as you would like. Its probably the first question patients ask us. Although the repair times for damaged body tissues (eg. muscle,tendon, bone, nerves etc) is reasonably uniform, in that we have...

December 1, 2017

This used to be known as Plantar fasciitis and is a debilitating and painful condition of the Plantar Fascia of the foot (both the heel and arch) . The name fasciitis has been dropped as we now know that inflammation is not a large component (if at all) of the problem,...

September 8, 2017

Firstly, there are many types of headaches and causes, this short blog covers the more common presentations we see and is not meant to be a complete guide. Headaches are the 3rd most common disabling condition affecting the world's population. Up to half of the populat...

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