Knee, Shin, Ankle & Foot

When Is Achilles Tendinitis Not Achilles Tendinitis? When It Is Retrocalcaneal Bursitis
21 Jun 2021, 4:09 pm

Do you experience pain at the back of your heel? Is the back of your heel red and swollen? Were you told that it Achilles Tendinitis? But so far treatment for Achilles Tendinitis does not seem to be working? You might be suffering instead from Retrocalcaneal Bursitis. Background Retrocalcaneal bursitis is the inflammation of the […]

Maybe it’s not Plantarfasciitis but Heel Fat Pad Syndrome
18 Jun 2021, 10:50 am

Do you have heel pain? And think it is Plantar Fasciitis? Maybe not, it might be another type of heel pain known as; the Heel Fat Pad Syndrome. What´s the difference between Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Fat Pad Syndrome? As shown in the illustration, both structures are in the same area of the heel whereas […]

Inversion Ankle Sprain
16 Jun 2021, 10:50 am

The ankle is one of the most common sites for acute musculoskeletal injuries accounting for 75 percent of ankle injuries. Among athletes, ankle sprains are the most common injury yet they are so often mistreated or not treated at all. A consequence of this neglect is a lasting weakness, an unstable joint and repeated sprains. […]

Why is my Medial Collateral Ligament Strain Not Getting Better? Because It Is Pes Anserinus Tendinitis
15 Jun 2021, 4:20 pm

When long-distance runners complain about knee pains, it is often complaints about pain in the front of their inner knee, and below the knee cap. Pain comes about especially when climbing uphill or upstairs. This pain sometimes misdiagnosed as a medial collateral ligament (MCL) strain given the location. However, it is actually Pes Anserinus Tendinitis. […]

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Snapping Ankle
31 May 2021, 4:25 am

In people who recurrently sprain their ankle, it is not uncommon to hear a clicking coming from the outside of their ankle. This phenomenon is commonly known as “snapping” the ankle or slipping the peroneal tendon. As the name suggests for this ankle injury; the clicking sound arises from the peroneal tendons slipping in and […]

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3 Methods to Fix Tight Calves & Prevent Running Injuries
10 Jan 2021, 5:28 pm

With the closure of gyms during this circuit breaker, many are turning to running as a regular form of cardio instead. While it is a good way of keeping fit, if not careful, running can lead to injuries. One possible cause of running injuries are tight calves. In this article, our physiotherapist, Hui Lin shares […]

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Shin Splints for Runners: The Ultimate Guide to Preventing Them
04 Mar 2020, 12:51 pm

Shin splints refer to pain along the shin bone. It is common along the inner border of the shinbone or on the outer border along with the muscles. It typically occurs with physical activity that involves high or repetitive impact such as running. Military recruits who have to go through Basic Military Training (BMT) have […]

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Shin Splints – Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome: What is your understanding of it?
09 Nov 2019, 11:19 am

Approximately 10-20% of all runners will experience shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) once in their career. Apart from sports involving running it is also often seen in military recruits and ballet dancer. While MTSS accounts for nearly 60% of all overuse injuries seen in the leg, the real cause is not well […]

Lateral Ankle Sprain: Why is it so recurrent?
09 Nov 2019, 10:58 am

Lateral ankle sprain is one of the most common sites for acute musculoskeletal injuries accounting for 75% of ankle injuries. More than 25,000 ankle sprains occur each day in the United States. Lateral ankle sprains are the most common injury; from both competitive and recreational sports to even our day-to-day life. Yet they are so […]

Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy: Eccentric Exercises Show Promising Effects
07 Nov 2019, 10:54 am

Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy is one of the most common overuse injuries among recreational athletes with a prevalence of 11%. It is observed in runners most of the time. However, it is not uncommon amongst people who don’t participate in sports. The tendinopathy is classified as insertional (when within 2cm of its insertion) or midportion (when […]