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Long Head of Biceps Tendinopathy

The long head of biceps tendon is a common cause of shoulder pain. The biceps muscle has two heads- the ‘short’ head attaches to a bony prominence called the coracoid process and the ‘long’ head attaches to a sleeve of tissue that surrounds the shoulder joint. The long head of biceps tendon runs up through quite a narrow tunnel and due to this can be vulnerable to irritation.

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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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SLAP lesions

A SLAP ( Superior Labrum tear from Anterior to Posterior) lesion is an injury to the labrum of the shoulder. The labrum is a sleeve of connective tissue that surrounds the joint and is vital for stability of your shoulder.

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Massive Rotator Cuff Tear

Your rotator cuff is made up of 4 muscles that lay close around your shoulder joint. They are responsible for up to 80% of your shoulder’s dynamic stability. A massive rotator cuff tear is when you have significantly torn some or all of these muscles.

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Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Golfer’s Elbow, otherwise known as medial epicondylitis, is a common condition causing pain at the elbow. It is typically an overuse injury to the common flexor tendon and causes pain and tenderness on the bony prominence at the inside of your elbow. Most of the powerful muscles involved in gripping or bending your wrist forward share this tendon.

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