Entries by Laura Montgomery

knee pain in runners

Runner’s knee is a general term for knee pain felt around the kneecap. Physiotherapists often refer to runner’s knee as “patellofemoral pain”.  The patellofemoral joint is composed of the kneecap (patella) and the thigh bone (femur).  The patella should fit snugly into a groove on the femur and track smoothly in this groove when the knee […]

Groin strain: A common sporting injury

A groin strain results from putting too much stress on muscles in your groin and thigh (mostly commonly the adductor longus muscle is affected). If these muscles are tensed too forcefully or too suddenly, they can get over-stretched or torn. Groin pulls are common in people who play sports that involve a lot of kicking, […]

Tennis Elbow: Treatment and Management

Tennis Elbow is an injury to the muscles that extend the wrist and fingers. The site of injury is typically the lateral epicondyle, the bony bump on the outside of the elbow where these muscles attach. Tennis elbow symptoms can be acute (new onset), subacute (lasting more than 6 weeks) or chronic (lasting more than […]

The P.O.L.I.C.E. Principle is a new way to approach an acute injury.

In the past, physiotherapists, doctors and specialists have recommended the R.I.C.E. principle following an acute injury.  This acronym stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. However research has shown that this isn’t necessarily the best way to optimise recovery. Often after an acute injury, a little bit of rest is necessary.  But one problem is that many people may rest for far […]