The term ‘shin splints’ is used to describe a condition known medically as medial tibial stress syndrome, in which pain is felt along the shin. This type of injury is particularly common in runners.
Sprains and strains are injuries to the fibrous tissues of the muscles, ligaments or tendons.
Osteoporosis occurs when bone density decreases, resulting in bones that are fragile and susceptible to fracture. The prevalence of osteoporosis is expected to increase as our population ages.
Gout often strikes without warning and, for some reason, in the middle of the night. It is characterised by intense pain in a single joint, most often at the base of the big toe that can be excruciating.
The term arthritis means inflammation of a joint or joints. Arthritis is more than 100 medical conditions. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the two most common forms of arthritis.
Around 80% of people living in Western countries experience back pain at some time in their lives.
There's nothing more frustrating than being unable to play your favourite sport, but it's important that sports injuries such as sprains, strains and bruises are healed before you continue training.
Despite its name, tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis) is not necessarily caused by playing tennis.