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Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most frequent condition we see in this clinic. It is an overuse injury to the tendon at your heel. Your Achilles tendon forms where three of the muscles in your calf meet, its purpose is to attach these to the bone so that when the muscles contract, they point your foot. If something places excessive load through your tendon (change of footwear, running more than normal) it may cause micro damage to it. This can result in pain.

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Ankle Osteoarthritis

Ankle arthritis is degeneration of the cartilage of the ankle joint. This is not as common as knee or hip osteoarthritis. The ankle joint is made up of three bones; the tibia, fibula and talus. The tibia and fibula form a mortis that the talus sits in. As you move your foot up and down, the talus moves within this space.

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Total Hip Arthroplasty (Replacement)

Total hip arthroplasty is a commonly performed operation in Australia with the numbers of people having this increasing each. Hip replacement is most commonly done for osteoarthritis but is also used for other issues like rheumatoid arthritis or if you break your hip.

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Hamstring Injuries

The hamstrings are the three main muscles in the back of the thigh. They run from the top of your shin bone to the bony part in your buttock (ischial tuberosity). Their main purpose is to bend the knee though they also help extend (straighten) the hip.

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Iliopsoas Tendinopathy: Dancer's Hip

Iliopsoas tendinopathy is a common cause of hip and groin pain. It is common amongst not only dancers but other sports involving lots of changes of direction also. It usually comes on quite gradually and eases somewhat with rest periods. It is common to also have snapping or clicking at your hip also.

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Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

The posterior cruciate ligament is an important stabilising ligament of the knee. Injuries to this ligament make up between 5 and 20% of all knee ligament injuries.

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