The rotator cuff consists of four muscles that wrap around the arm bone like the fingers on a gear stick. They help stabilise and control the fine movements of the shoulder. When injured, it can be difficult performing everyday tasks such as putting a jacket on, reaching over-head for a cup and the combing of hair. Not only can these movements be stiff, but they can also be acutely painful. Here we discuss common rotator cuff injuries.
The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that acts like a shock absorber between your femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone). We have two menisci in each knee joint, which provide protection while carrying out physical activity such as running or playing football. They can be damaged or torn during activities that put pressure on or rotate the knee joint. Meniscus tears are one of the most commonly seen injuries in football.
The grass-court tennis season is under way. Grass courts are the fastest of the three types of playing surfaces. They can also be slippery and unpredictable due to the softer and slightly uneven surface. When preparing for playing on grass, it is important to take this into consideration in order to avoid injury. The list of common tennis injuries is extensive. However, here are a selection of some of the areas that we regularly treat.