Tag Archives: injury

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Posted ago by Ian Murray

hChronic pain is a serious and widespread problem in this country. An Access Economics report published in 2007 estimated that chronic pain was costing the country 34 billion dollars every year. One in three people are affected which means that …

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 …

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 …

Cortisone Injections, are they the best option?

Posted ago by Ian Murray

Often when experiencing the pain of chronic conditions such as tennis elbow, shoulder or back pain the injection of corticosteroids (often referred to as steroids or cortisone injections) is offered as a quick and easy form of pain relief. Corticosteroids …