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Articles

TENNIS ELBOW- WHERE WE ARE IN 2018 FOR BEST MANAGEMENT, dated September 2018

Tennis Elbow (or Lateral Epicondylagia) is one of the most common overload injuries that we see in the over 35s. It is characterized by pain on the outside of the elbow, usually near the prominent bone (lateral epicondyle) where the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis (ECRB) tendon attaches, aggravated by gripping or wringing activities. This report summarises some of the common causes, presentations, treatment myths as well as best current treatment Tips and Tricks as at 2018. Read more

ARE YOU A HEAVY BREATHER?, dated July 2018

When you are riding at pace, are you breathless and wheezing like a fish out of water? Do you suffer from back or neck pain or both? Read on to find out why. First we need to understand the role of the diaphragm in breathing, core stability and as a source of pain. Practitioners often ignore diaphragmatic bracing or splinting, or misdiagnose it as exercise-induced asthma when the cyclist complains of back pain or shortness of breath during intense exercise. Read more

WHY IS CYCLING SUCH A PAIN IN THE NECK?, dated June 2018

Studies show that 45 per cent of cyclists suffer from chronic neck pain, which is often worse after a ride (Wilber et al, 1995). Many complain of bilateral upper trapezius (shoulder) pain after cycling for more than 20 minutes and the resulting headache is often compared to a hangover. Traditional neck stretches don’t seem to help, so read on to understand the biomechanical causes of neck overload and to learn some exercises to correct the aggravating muscle imbalances. Read more

THE PROBLEMS WITH THE CLAM EXERCISE: AN EMPHASIS ON GREATER TROCHANTERIC PAIN SYNDROME 2018 UPDATE, dated May 2018

Traditionally, the Clam exercise & the Figure 4 are used to strengthen the hip muscles (Glute Medius, Minimus & Maximus) in order to improve hip control. They are often used as an early stage of rehabilitation after hip surgery to facilitate control around the femero‐acetabular region. The theory is that the external rotation moment assists in strengthening the gluteal muscles & posterior rotators of the hip. Read more