Women’s Health

How to Ice a Sprain, Strain or other Acute Injury

Posted ago by Ian Murray

Whether you are a weekend warrior or serious athlete sprains and strains can and probably will happen to all of us at some stage. From a mildly sprained ankle to a severely strained (torn) calf; such an injury can keep …

Foot Pain, Pain in the heel or Plantar Faciitis?

Posted ago by Ian Murray

Many people suffer foot pain and particularly painful heels. Many complain of having a “stone bruise”. The pain is usually felt directly under the centre of the heel but sometimes is only felt around the edges of the heel. It …

Back Pain During Pregnancy

Posted ago by Ian Murray

A Painful and aching back is common during pregnancy particularly as the pregnancy progresses often making it difficult to perform normal tasks and sometimes causing difficulty when getting up after sitting or lying down. There are several reasons for back …

Achilles Tendon Pain

Posted ago by Ian Murray

Midportion Achilles tendinopathy is a chronic, painful condition sometimes referred to as Achilles Tendinosis, Achilles tendinitis or Achilles heel pain. For the sake of simplicity and for the purpose of this article I will refer to Midportion Achilles tendinopathy as Achilles …

Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis of the Knee (knee arthritis)

Posted ago by Ian Murray

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of chronic arthritis. It affects the day to day activities of more than 1.7 million Australians. Osteoarthritis of the knee can make it painful and difficult to perform simple daily tasks such …