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Knee pain – Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome

Probably the most common injury seen in runners is “runners knee” or Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). It is a painful condition affecting the kneecap (patella) and surrounding cartilage and was once called chondromalacia patallae. Although symptoms can vary in…

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Heel Pain and Calcaneal Stress Fractures

Stress fractures of the calcaneus (or heel bone) are uncommon, however when they occur it can be a difficult injury to treat. It is an overuse injury and was originally referred to as ‘Marchers’ Fracture by soldiers. Runners, ballerinas and…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis – How to Treat It Effectively

Rheumatoid arthritis is another form of arthritis that affects the joints of the body. The condition differs to osteoarthritis in that it is not overuse in nature. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder, where the body’s immune system…

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