The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is located on the ulna (little finger) side of the wrist. It is triangular in shape and is made up of several ligaments and cartilage that help support the wrist. It acts as a shock absorber and stabilizer for the wrist bones during twisting movements.
Shingles is a viral infection that is caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus. It causes a painful blistering rash that may be seen as a stripe or belt-like pattern along one side of the body or face.
We all got taught RICE, that is to rest, ice, compress and elevate. With new research RICE has now been slowly changing to POLICE. This is for any sporting injuries, falls, car accidents or accidents at home, to provide quick care when an ambulance is not needed.
A femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) or Hip Impingement, is a condition whereby an extra bone grows along one or both sides of the bones that form your hip joint; head of femur (top of thighbone) and acetabulum (pelvis). This causes abnormal contact between them which leads to the hip joint not fitting together properly. This causes the bones to rub together and reduce mobility. Over time, this can result in damage to the tissues lining the joint (labrum) and surrounding cartilage, leading to either tears or arthritis.
De Quervain's Tenosynovitis is the swelling of 2 tendons near the wrist that attach to the base of the thumb. The swelling causes the sheaths (casings) covering the tendons to become inflamed. This then places pressure on neighbouring nerves causing pain and numbness. You may also feel pain radiating up your forearm and a catching or snapping sensation with the movement of the thumb.
A calf strain affects the muscles at the back of the lower leg, and tends to come about due to a sudden excessive force through the muscle, or with repetitive overuse.
The acromio-clavicular joint, or ACJ, is located on the top of your shoulder. Injuries to this joint can lead to restricted and painful movement. If left untreated, postural changes and abnormal movement habits can occur, increasing the likelihood of secondary problems. The ACJ is formed by the end of your collar bone, or clavicle, and the acromion process; a bony bump at the top of your shoulder blade, or scapula.
Recently I attended a seminar held by Sports Medicine Australia regarding the most updated understanding of concussion management. Although a lot of the scientific understanding is improving with concussion, the more the medical community learns about concussion, the more we realize how little we have previously known regarding how to manage this common complaint.
How can you improve your balance? Why is balance important? What is proprioception?
Foam rollers and spiky/massage balls have become an increasingly popular way to manage minor muscle tension and aches at home or after exercise. Our practitioners at Chadstone Region Osteo often get asked about when should you use them and which one is better, so we decided to write a blog post!