Asthma Sufferer with Inhaler

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airway. The chronic inflammation is associated with airway ‘hyperresponsiveness’ that leads to episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing.

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Runner with Knee Pain

Bakers Cyst

A Baker’s cyst is a synovial fluid-filled mass found at the back of the knee, in the popliteal fossa. It often occurs secondary to an underlying pathology within the knee joint, such as a meniscus tear, cartilage degeneration or arthritis.

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Calf Tears

Calf Tear

A calf tear is a muscular condition where there is a pull in the muscle fibres of the muscle in the back of your lower leg. Often associated with pain and occasionally, may have bruising in the calf.

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Blood Sugar Monitor With Fresh Fruit And A Dumbbell

Diabetes

Diabetes (and pre-diabetes) is a chronic condition which results in increased blood sugar levels (BSL). Diabetes occurs when the body loses its ability to control BSL due to the decreased effectiveness of the hormone insulin.

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a cluster of symptoms usually involving pain and fatigue. It is thought to be caused by an overactive pain system.

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Man In Pain With A Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis, commonly known as frozen shoulder is a condition that causes severe stiffness, pain and loss of movement. It is usually spontaneous in nature, which progressively worsens, leading to disability that affects activities of daily living, work and leisure.

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Heel Fat Pad

Heel Fat Pad

Fat pad injuries in the heel are often confused for plantar fasciitis. The fat pad sits under the heel bone and is designed for shock absorption.

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MCL Injuries

MCL Injuries

An MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) injury occurs when there is damage to the ligament on the inside of the knee. It can be a full or partial tear or a stretching of the ligament. An MCL injury is caused by an excessive external force which pushes the knee inwards.

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Osgood Schatters

Osgood Schlatter’s Disease​

Osgood Schlatter’s Disease (OSD) is a common cause of knee pain in young, active adolescents. OSD is an overuse injury, characterised by inflammation of the tibial tuberosity growth plate where the patella tendon attaches.

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (or OA, for short) is a chronic condition that affects various joints of the body. In OA, the cartilage that covers the ends of bones breaks down over time, leading to direct contact of the adjacent bones. This may cause pain, swelling, and loss of motion over time.

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Patellar Tendon Pain

Patellar Tendon Pain​

The patellar tendon is a strong piece of tissue that attaches to the bottom of the kneecap (patella) to the top and front of the shin bone (tibia). Its job is to transmit forces generated by large quadricep muscles groups to the shin bone, which straightens your leg.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciopathy

The plantar fascia is a thick connective tissue that spans from your heel bone into your toes. Plantar fasciopathy (PF) is the thickening of this structure due to overuse.

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post polio syndrome

Post-Polio Syndrome

Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that affects individuals several years after recovery from an acute attack of the poliomyelitis virus. PPS affects the muscles,

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Sciatica

Sciatica

Sciatica is an old term for a symptom that is now referred to as radicular pain, it often originates in the back but is generally felt as pain running down the back of a leg. It is often only present on one side and can travel all the way down the leg.

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Shoulder Dislocations

Shoulder Dislocations

A shoulder dislocation involves the upper arm bone popping out of the socket, which is part of the shoulder blade. Although dislocations are possible in virtually any joint in the body, the shoulder is most commonly affected as it is also the most mobile joint.

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Side Strain

Side Strain

Side strain is a muscular tear or strain of the abdominal muscles. They can occasionally include the ribs (where the abdominals attach).

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Man With Cam Boot From Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures

In contrast to normal fractures, stress fractures occur due to overuse and repetitive activity rather than a single high energy event.

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