What is…. a lateral ankle sprain (or rolled ankle)?

Ligaments are the structures which connect bones and provide stability to joints. A ligament sprain occurs when a ligament becomes overstretched, torn or completely ruptured. The most common type of ligament sprain in the ankle involves injury to the ligaments on the outside of the ankle and is usually caused by rolling the ankle outwards. [...]

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What is…. tendinopathy?

A tendon is a piece of fibrous tissue that joins muscles to bone. The most well-known tendon is the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscle to the foot. Tendinopathy is a term used to describe tendon pain or dysfunction. In the health profession, there are many other terms used to describe this condition, including [...]

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What is…. acute low back pain?

Back pain is one of the leading reasons for people to miss work and seek help from a doctor or physiotherapist. Acute back pain is a symptom with many potential causes or contributing factors, including musculoskeletal, psychological and environmental factors. In most cases, back pain is of musculoskeletal origin and may involve any of the [...]

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